Business Enabler: Corporate Travel during Corona pandemic
With lockdowns in numerous countries around the world and almost complete cessation of civil aviation, business travel came to a complete standstill. In many cases, there was a switch to digital meetings.
But how can service work be performed on a machine or how can the installation of an industrial plant be carried out? Hardly in digital form.
For this reason, many companies now need to resume business travel again despite the complex pandemic situation and the associated travel restrictions, while at the same time they have to ensure the security and safety of their employees in order to meet their duty of care obligations.
Due to contractual obligations, a plant manufacturer must continue projects in several countries that were already considered difficult travel destinations before the Corona pandemic. In addition, the company wants to guarantee the highest level of protection for its employees. At the same time, the management wants to ensure a standardized approach in all subsidiaries.
The specialists of Result Group are deployed in two areas ofthis project. In an advisory role, we are supporting the development of a group-wide travel policy that pays special attention to the pandemic (and can also be used post-COVID).
On the other hand, Result Group consultants conduct on-site surveys at each project location prior to the deployment of the employees. This involves carrying out a risk assessment, selecting hotels, evaluating hospitals, and establishing emergency procedures. Immediately before the deployment, a security briefing is conducted for all travelers.
Checklist for resuming business trips
Is your company ready to resume business travel? Check for yourself whether and in what form the following questions can be answered:
– Is sufficient insurance cover available?
– Has a medical examination or consultation been carried out for the travelers?
– Has protective equipment been provided for the travelers?
– Has an overall concept for resuming travel been established, adapted to the current pandemic situation?
– Are emergency procedures in place for the evacuation of sick employees?
– Is there sufficient reliable information about the country of travel?
– Are the details of entry into the destination country known and has planning been made for contingencies (e.g. new lockdown at the destination)?
– Has an assessment of the infection risk within the planned travel itinerary been carried out and have appropriate risk-reducing measures been taken?
– Has a fact-finding by experienced staff taken place on site?
– Is the company permanently reachable (e.g. via an emergency hotline)?
– Is there a crisis management organization for the case of an emergency?
– Are the rules known when re-entering home country and do you react accordingly (quarantine, obligation to test)?
You are not sure if your preparations are sufficient?
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