Travel Safety at Your Fingertips

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
80% of travellers have at some point perceived a threat to their personal safety while abroad1, however, less than half of organisations provide any personal security training 2.
Only 23% consider road conditions before travel abroad1; despite road accidents being one of the most common dangers to travellers3.
71% of senior executive travellers experience medical concerns abroad, many issues are preventable2 .

International SOS, the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company, launched a fully upgraded eLearning platform for their travel health and safety courses.

Developed for the organisation with a global workforce, the International SOS Training Hub hosts a series of eLearning modules to help travellers and expats mitigate their exposure to risks during their travels.

Suzy Bell, Group Product Director of Training Services at International SOS, said:

“We develop courses where we can provide the most value and impact to the traveller’s wellbeing. Our clients are going further afield, and their employee demographics are changing. Therefore, we are producing educational content to meet the specific needs of their workforce.”

Travellers can learn how to mitigate their exposure to risk through courses on Travel Risk Awareness, Road Safety, Women Security Awareness, Malaria Awareness and Pandemic Preparedness.

Organisations can use the International SOS Training Hub to support their Duty of Care efforts, as well as incorporate the training in their pre-travel processes.

The course content is developed by International SOS’ experts with supporting content from the world’s leading organisations in the related subject. The Road Safety eLearning was developed in coordination with the Global Road Safety Partnership, a non-profit organisation focused on road safety, and the Travel Security modules were developed in collaboration with Control Risks, the world’s leading global risk consultancy.

The traveller health modules leverage International SOS’ more than thirty years of experience advising clients on occupational health, safety, and travel health. Traveller education is an integral part of an organisation’s overall risk mitigation efforts and the Duty of Care they provide their employees.

Training modules are available in multiple languages to support a global organisation’s diverse staff.

The new platform and user-friendly functionality was developed in partnership with the expertise of Atlas Knowledge, a leader in innovative, learning, compliance and best-in-class competency solutions.

For more information on the International SOS Training Hub, visit www.internationalsos.com/traininghub.

About International SOS

International SOS (internationalsos.com) is the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company. We care for clients across the globe, from more than 850 locations in 92 countries.

Our expertise is unique: More than 11,000 employees are led by 1,400 doctors and 200 security specialists. Teams work night and day to protect our members.

We pioneer a range of preventive programmes strengthened by our in-country expertise. We deliver unrivalled emergency assistance during critical illness, accident or civil unrest.

We are passionate about helping clients put ‘Duty of Care’ into practice. With us, multinational corporate clients, governments and NGOs can mitigate risks for their people working remotely or overseas.

Notes for Editors

International Travel: Risks and Reality is an Ipsos Global advisor research study conducted among 10,726 people in 13 countries, including 2,391 senior executives. Research was conducted online using representative panels in the period September 25th to October 9th 2015. Data is weighted to be representative of the online population in each country using variables such as gender, age, education or region, depending on country. Penetrations of online access vary substantially between countries. The survey asks respondents about international travel preparation and medical and personal safety issues experienced abroad. Percentages in the report are based on either the proportion who travel abroad nowadays (7,633 people) or those who have previously travelled abroad (7,663 people).

“Policy in Practice 2015: Business Travelers” by the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) is available for download here.