What is the ISO 31030 standard?
The ISO 31030 standard has joined the ISO31000 Risk Management family - to assist organisations on how to manage the risks associated with undertaking business travel.
The standard provides a structured approach to the assessment, evaluation, development and implementation of an organisation's travel policies and travel risk management programmes.
ISO 31030 is a far-reaching new Standard that sets out and benchmarks the steps that employers and travel organisers should take to address the reasonably foreseeable risks to travelling staff, covering every aspect of travel.
Ask yourself a few of these poignant questions...
Have you conducted a travel risk assessment recently to analyse where attention is most needed?
If not, then you need to analyse your organisation's travel pattern data provided by your key travel suppliers.
Does your organisation understand the risk profile of ALL of its travellers?
If not, then you should assess every type of traveller - as unfamiliar environments, differing employee profiles and the physical effects of travel can put your employees at greater risk.
Have you considered putting training in place to address identified risks?
If not, can you be sure that your travellers are equipped with the tools to carry out their trip, safely and with confidence?
How can organisations mitigate against these and many other types of risks?
One of the aims of the standard is to promote a culture where travel-related risk is taken seriously, resourced adequately, and managed effectively. This should ensure that the benefits to the organisation and relevant stakeholders are recognised and realised.
Now is the time to start to prepare for the rest of 2023 and beyond - by defining where ownership sits within your organisation is a good place to start, as well as analysing how the new standard can be integrated within your wider organisational risk management capabilities.
A) prepare your organisation for compliance to the standard and, B) take constructive steps to benchmarking your risk management strategy against best practices.
Travilearn's Foundational Course in ISO 31030 outlines the initial steps needed for all travel and procurement professionals
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