Contingency plans for staff in danger zones too scarce

More than half of companies involved in business travel to dangerous regions do not have a contingency plan for getting staff out quickly, according to research by Rapid Air Support.

Failure to have a plan can expose employers to significant legal claims for negligence if an employee is injured or killed on a foreign assignment, claims the report.

“In situations where there is civil unrest or a disaster, it becomes impossible to get employees out by conventional means,” said managing director of Rapid Air Support Alan Marler.

“HR managers need to act swiftly to get staff and their families out of potentially dangerous situations or to get teams in to maintain their operations in times of crisis.”

By Mike Broad

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