May 26, 2024

Accommodation safety in focus for International SOS

International SOS has developed an enhanced safe accommodation service. This will support clients in providing travelling staff with secure accommodation options, a key component of wider travel risk management plan, as specified by ISO 31030:2021.

The enhanced offering from International SOS includes a tailored workforce resilience subscription, 24/7 assistance, consulting services and a new partnership with Safehotels, a hotel safety and security certification company.

Increasing rates of travel, post-Covid restrictions, and recent geopolitical tensions have amplified the need for businesses to assess the safety and security of the accommodation used by their travelling workforce and assignees. 

In light of this, International SOS has increased its capabilities for advising businesses on keeping employees safe when staying abroad through its enhanced Hotel Security Advisor feature.

Laurent Fourier, CEO, Health & Security Subscription Services at International SOS, said: “As part of an organisation’s Duty of Care responsibilities, thorough vetting and selection processes should be adhered to in order to maximise the safety of travellers and assignees.

“To do this, business leaders need access to information on the most suitable options in their desired locations, including potentially remote or high-risk areas. We are supporting our clients to mitigate any security and health risks to their people by providing a structured suite of secure accommodation services, including detailed and up-to-date intelligence on potential security or health risks.”