If your business is to demonstrate adequate safety management,
As specified by the law and international standards,
You must demonstrate evidence of compliance.
Compliance with your safe work systems, inclusive of business travel.
Compliance with the prevailing laws and regulatory requirements, inclusive of business travel.
Compliance by individuals, managers and providers with your safety management systems, inclusive of business travel.
Compliance with your standards, such as ISO 9001 quality management and improvement, inclusive of business travel.
Compliance with your risk management processes, as defined by the international standard ISO 31000, inclusive of business travel.
Evidence of a nonconformance or a noncompliance register, corrective action and quality assurance and improvement system, inclusive of business travel.
To test this within your business, select 1 traveller and 1 trip.
Now demonstrate all the above, as it applies to that specific traveller and that specific journey.
Now apply it to 10 travellers and 10 business trips.
Are all steps, systems, actions, individuals and trips compliant with the various standards and laws?
If not, you don’t have adequate evidence to demonstrate travel safety management, in addition to having insufficient evidence of compliance.
Whilst all steps are required, this compliance step is paramount to support claims and even defence of travel safety management.
The learn more about business travel safety management and your obligations,
Visit www.isitsafe.travel .
Next, in this series on travel safety management, we examine verification, step 6 of 6 required for holistic business travel safety and risk management.
Safety through evidence, not assumptions.