Duty of care for your traveling employees
Economic globalisation means that companies are in a constant state of flux. They are always looking out for new markets that offer competitive advantages. The positive side of this trend is that there will always be business trips. The drawbacks are the increased risks that employees run on their business trips, such as terrorism, crime, political instability, natural disasters and accidents or disease.
The consequences often only become apparent when it turns out that your ‘business travel insurance’ does not really cover all medical expenses when an employee ends up in a hospital abroad, or that the costs of repatriation are not covered, or only in part.
Duty of care
According to Dutch law, employers have a far-reaching responsibility ('duty of care') for the health and safety of their employees during office hours. So the question is not whether, as a company, you should take measures to protect your employees, but rather which measures you should take – in this case to deal with potential emergencies that your employees may face while travelling on business.
VCK Travel is an independent and reliable service provider with a full, transparent range of business travel solutions. In cooperation with International SOS and Control Risks, we offer companies of all sizes the best, most comprehensive and most distinctive solutions in the field of 'duty of care'.
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