Business Travel Courses - A bit more information
Business Travel Tips
The Objective Travel Safety Business Traveller Safety Courses are designed to help the individual to remain safe whilst on overseas deployments and provide valuable reinforcement to a company’s risk management strategy. The key purpose of the course is to help the individual to set his or her safety parameters in order to avoid or reduce their risks whilst operating in a wide range of physical, cultural or political conditions. The course includes a range of topics on how to reduce the chances of becoming a victim of crime (but also how to handle a mugging incident), staying healthy abroad, handling dodgy taxi drivers, dealing with corrupt officials, negotiating checkpoints and accommodation security. If deemed necessary, the Safety Course can cover how to reduce the threat of kidnap and conduct if captured as well as the basics on weapons so that the client knows what material can provide protection if the bullets start flying! The desired outcome is the company are assured that their employees are well prepared for the assignment and the individual has the knowledge and confidence to be more production whilst away.
Our typical clients are businesses from the resources and overseas development sectors who, on a regular basis, are sending employees abroad on overseas business travel. These could be to countries which are politically, economically and culturally unstable such as many countries in the Middle East but also Pakistan, Thailand, Burma, Nigeria, Kenya, Bolivia and South Africa, to post conflict countries such a Mozambique and Angola. For the majority of our clients the threat from crime and road safety is paramount and that is why employees going to the counties such as of Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil and India find the course so useful.
Of all the topics we cover, perhaps the one that sparks the most discussion, comment and damn good stories would be taxis. This year, the Brazilian police have launched a crack-down on bogus taxis drivers across the main cities as it’s known that so often this is where Express Kidnappings begin.
So a few corporate travel tips:
- Booked from hotel, restaurant – get their vetted taxis rather than from the street
- Check the booked taxi is for you, ask “who have you come for?”
- Know how much it should cost and have good idea of direction and distance to destination
- Ladies sit in the back - stops any wandering hands
- Avoid taxis with accompanied driver
- If late at night & long journey ahead, keep driver awake
- 2 or 3 in taxi, luggage in boot, don’t all get out at once – could be 'bye bye' luggage as he/she zooms off
- Have something to chat about; know who won the cup or is top batsman
- Having details of good taxi drivers / firms is the best
Click here to view the full specification of our Business Travel Safety Courses
For more details about our range of course please call us on ++44(0)1788 899 029
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