Travel Briefings & Security Awareness Training

Corporate Responsibility (Duty of Care)

Security Briefings and Awareness

Business markets continue to expand even in the current financial downturn. Increasingly employees travel on business outside of their home countries, often to destinations that are less safe and where risks of crime, terrorism political instability, social unrest, infectious diseases and natural disasters occur frequently.

Companies, small and large have a legal, moral and fiduciary duty of care to ensure their employees are protected from health, safety and security risks. This duty of care includes employees and their families who travel abroad on work or are short or long term international assignees. It is important to understand that risks to employees are not just confined to emerging markets, they also reside in developed countries.

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Responsibilities

Every enterprise is liable for the prevention and mitigation of risks to their employees whether they are internationally assigned to countries or just on business travel. Responsible groups include HR, risk or security managers and senior management.

Often, fiduciary, legal and social responsibilities are overlooked by businesses and in the past, many have been held accountable by local judiciaries where incidents have occurred. In many cases, legislation was lacking in the local country and the cases were brought to and successfully prosecuted in the employees’ home country where the legislation exists.

Crisilience is proud to provide personalised travel briefings for clients who travel to low, moderate, high and extreme risk destinations. Our briefings are written by our regional security specialists having obtained and analysed current information and intelligence from our "On the Ground" assets.

Our briefings encompass all safety, security, medical, political and societal issues in the city and country clients are travelling to. We will provide daily updates to travellers should a situation arise and provide mitigation advice to avoid risk.

We are also able to provide a monitored 24-hour security call-in/check-in procedure for clients' employees when they are traveling to high-risk locations. In the event of serious situations, we can provide a local response and support service to travelers.

Training

Travel Security Awareness Training

Crisilience offers exceptional security awareness training and presentations for travelers. Our training can be conducted via communications technology or in person in a classroom environment. We can provide country/city specific awareness programs to suit and address clients' travel needs and concerns.

  • Country/City specific threats
  • Pre-Travel preparation
  • Country specific medical information/requirements
  • Airport procedures
  • Hotel security
  • Personal security procedures
  • Local travel/transport
  • Scams
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    Close Protection Professionals

    Close Protection Professionals

    Many Close Protection Professionals are up-skilling and undertaking (among others), counter/surveillance courses, weapons courses and advanced security driving courses.

    The Security Industry Authority (SIA) in the UK has stipulated that in order to obtain a licence it is mandatory for applicants to be in possession of either a current First Aid at Work (FAW) or First Person On Scene intermediate (FPOSi) certificate. That said; when renewing an SIA CP licence, proof that the applicant has an in-date FAW/FPOSi certificate is not required, there are no means within the SIA to record this either.

    In my first paragraph above, I mentioned that Close Protection Professionals are, indeed, up-skilling by doing other advanced courses; however, it has occurred to me that many are not renewing their FAW/FPOSi certificates prior to renewing their CP licence. Surely, it is important for the professional CPO to be up to date and hold a valid FAW certificate, otherwise why should this be stipulated as a requirement to obtain a licence in the first instance?

    Most CP training companies will provide FAW/FPOSi training as part of the Close Protection course package. My question is, do they follow up with their students when their FAW certificates have expired?

    In order for me to continue teaching First Aid, I have to requalify and renew my FAW certificate even though I am continually teaching the subject; shouldn't this apply to the Professional Close Protection Operator to be able to continue working in this field?

    Although not obligatory, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and all awarding bodies strongly recommend that first aiders should undertake a minimum 3 hour refresher each year in order to keep first aid skills current. In most cases, having done a first aid course, the student will never have to revisit/review those skills until they need to re-qualify, that is to say, if they actually renew their certificate. Would the first aider be competent to deliver first aid when really needed?

    My corporate clients have to ensure their first aiders’ certificates are renewed and, indeed, send them on annual refreshers. To comply with the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974, employers must have the correct first aid facilities -based on a risk assessment (this includes first aiders and equipment) in their workplaces. If employers are found to be not complying with the Act they face prosecution and heavy fines.

    Questions for thought:

    1. Is it due to lack of regulation that the professional CPO does not renew their FAW certificate?
    2. Is it the lack of time needed to re-qualify that prevents the CPO renewing?
    3. Is it the cost of the course that prevents the CPO renewing?
    4. Is it that the CPO feels a First Aid qualification is not important to renew a licence?
    5. Is your FAW/FPOSi certificate in date?
    6. Has your training company informed you that your First Aid certificate has or is about to expire?
    7. Have you renewed your FAW/FPOSi certificate?
    8. Would you be competent (Really) to deliver first aid when needed?
    9. If your FAW/FPOSi certificate is due to expire, will you renew it?

    I’d be very interested to hear your thoughts on this issue either on this page or via email

    Kindest regards

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