The revelation comes from assistance providers CEGA and security specialists Solace Global, whose joined-up global medical and security service, INtrinsic, will be showcased at the Business Travel Show, stand B254.
Employers in the media, energy, technology and translation sectors are among those from whom demand is growing, say CEGA and Solace. They report that Iraq, South Sudan and Pakistan top the list of countries producing this demand, with requests also including post-hurricane support in the Caribbean.
Specific support includes security risk assessments for emergency medical evacuations, security management for journeys to employees’ medical appointments and employee search services in hospitals that are in risky areas.
The appetite for joined-up medical and security risk management and assistance is also growing in traditionally safe destinations, such as within Europe. “As the travel risk landscape becomes less predictable, employers are becoming increasingly aware of their duty of care obligations, and seeking more comprehensive risk management and assistance services to support their mobile workforces, wherever they are in the world,” says CEGA’s commercial director, Jody Baker.
“They want to know exactly where employees are in relation to medical and security risks, and how they can help them access integrated assistance, should an emergency strike. They also want employees to be fully informed about real-time developments.
“INtrinsic gives employers a single, real-time view of medical and security travel risk management: ensuring they can reduce exposure to risk before, during and after staff deployments overseas and manage medical and security emergencies from the same platform. It links seamlessly with their existing travel risk management programmes.”
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