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Sécurité - Ce n'est plus seulement pour les voyageurs

Vous avez fait tout ce que vous pouviez pour vous assurer que vos voyageurs sont bien éduqués et appliquent des directives et des protocoles de sécurité lors de leurs déplacements. Vous avez mis en place un processus d'approbation préalable des destinations à haut risque et la possibilité de suivre et de contacter les voyageurs. Votre organisation est en partenariat avec au moins un fournisseur de services de sécurité et de renseignement prenant en charge la sécurité et la santé des voyageurs, et vous organisez régulièrement des programmes de gestion des risques liés aux voyages et des activités de sensibilisation. Votre programme de gestion des risques liés aux voyages fournit aux voyageurs un devoir de diligence de bout en bout. Vous avez tout couvert, n'est-ce pas ?

What about the health and safety of staff who don’t “travel?” How is their safely being addressed? While their needs may differ, non-travelers deserve the same level of care and safety support as travelers.  Should companies consider providing personal safety or self-defense training to employees? You bet they should!  Here are the potential short- and long-term benefits of safety training:

  • Protecting your employees from harm
  • Morale improvement
  • Reinforced commitment to staff well-being
  • Employer-employee relationship enhancement
  • Attract and retain employees
  • More confident and engaged employees
  • Higher employee performance

While some organizations may shy away from providing physical self-defense training, it is worth considering trying a variety of approaches to introduce these discussions. Perhaps lectures or seminars on critical skills such as reaction to opportunistic crime and major events, situational awareness, survivor mindset, and non-aggressive deflection are better ways to open the door for these conversations in your organization.

No matter what approach fits your organization, always remember to consult your legal department in the planning to ensure there aren’t any liability concerns you may not be aware of.  Also consider meeting with the Human Resources team or other business areas to be sure these training sessions fit with the overall employee training program.

Regardless of the type of training, the most important reason for offering personal safety or self-defense training is to maintain a healthy workforce. Organizations should make all reasonable efforts to ensure staff health, safety and well-being regardless of where they work or how they get there.