Taking care of business - building a confident, secure employee travel program
Providing a safe and secure work environment is crucial to running an effective business. Moreover it is a legal and, arguably, a moral responsibility to do so.
In occupational health and safety law this responsibility is termed the Primary Duty of Care and changes to New Zealand Health and Safety legislation from 4 April 2016, together with those made in many Australian states in 2011, mean that in our region this responsibility extends to employees who travel for work.
These recent legislative changes, combined with a spate of devastating natural and man-made crises around the world, have placed the issue of Duty of Care for travelling employees firmly under the spotlight for the corporate travel sector.
This Amadeus IT Pacific discussion paper looks at key considerations for establishing an effective duty of care program, how current trends are impacting an employers ability to meet duty of care responsibilities and the important part technology has to play.