PAS 3001:2016 Travelling for work – Responsibilities of an organization for health, safety and security – Code of practice
Workers who travel face large and small risks: from incidents such as petty crime and falling ill to the threats of terrorist activity, natural disasters such as earthquakes and pandemics such as Ebola. At the same time employers owe these employees some duty of care to ensure their health, safety and welfare. This includes when they’re in transit and in other jurisdictions.
Since there is limited existing guidance for employers and worker travel is becoming more common, PAS 3001 has been developed to give organizations a tool to help them protect their mobile workforce and themselves.
Who is the PAS for?
The PAS can be used by any organization of any size and sector that designates travellers for work-related travel or assignments. This includes: workers, volunteers, contractors, subcontractors and students.
It will also be useful to organizations that provide health, safety and security assistance to other organizations. It will be used by:
- People responsible for business travel
- Security directors
- People responsible for security, risk management and insurance, travel management, legal compliance, corporate communications, human resources management and international mobility, and occupational health and safety.
What does the PAS cover?
It gives recommendations on organizational responsibility in respect of the health, safety and security of individuals travelling for work. It provides a good practice approaches to developing, implementing and evaluating:
- Threat and hazard identification
- Risk assessment
- Prevention strategies
- Incident management including arrangements for mitigation and response
- Communications and accountability arrangements
How will the PAS benefit organizations?
It will contribute to:
- Strengthened business resilience
- Adequate risk management that may allow activities to continue despite an incident
- Reduced potential for criminal liability and reputational damage
To find out more about PAS 3001 take a look at our summary