LONDON, UK — Business standards company BSI has published a new code of practice advising organizations on how to address and manage the health, safety and security risks posed to their employees who are travelling for work, it was announced Sept. 27.
Developed in association with travel security risk services company International SOS, PAS 3001:2016 Travelling for work – Responsibilities of an organization for health, safety and security – Code of Practice offers organizations recommendations on how to develop, implement and evaluate issues such as travel safety, health and security policy; threat and hazard identification; risk assessment; prevention strategies and incident management. was
PAS 3001 can be used by any organization with travellers, whether they are workers, volunteers or contractors, subcontractors or students. The code of practice also applies to organizations that provide health, safety and security assistance to other organizations. The PAS may be used on its own or integrated into an existing health and safety management system.
“Global mobility has had a dramatic change on the way that we work today, affording both workers and organizations much greater flexibility but at the same time creating new risks. These risks must not go unchecked and, aside from everyday risks, there may be a significant difference between an assessed medical risk and an assessed security risk for a given location. These differences highlight the complexities organizations face when preparing workers for travel,” Howard Kerr, chief executive.
PAS 3001 was developed using a collaborative consensus-based approach with input from industry experts such as Association of British Certification Bodies, Association of Insurance and Risk Managers in Industry and Commerce, Control Risks, Falck Global Assistance, The Global Business Travel Association, Health and Safety Executive, The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, Institute of Risk Management, International Organisation of Employers, International SOS Foundation, Mott MacDonald, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, SAP SE, The Security Institute, Trades Union Congress, University Health and Safety Association, and with expertise from Dr. David Gold, principal consultant at Gold-Knecht Associates.