The number of major global incidents has tripled in the last two years compared to the previous four, according to a new report from travel and operational risk consultancy, Anvil.
The report, entitled ’A World of Risk, A World of Opportunity’, aims to help Health & Safety specialists and businesses safeguard their travelling personnel during these times of enhanced risk and has shown that the most common requests for assistance came in the wake of terror attacks, violent protests, natural disasters and fatal air crashes. However, many of Anvil’s clients were just as concerned about road disruptions, rail and airline delays and unpredictable weather – risks that are less dramatic but which also disrupt business travel and operations.
Anvil, which enables businesses to operate safely anywhere in the world through highly developed services and technologies, identified over 24,000 reported incidents between May 2014 and May 2015, with 1,359 ‘high risk’ incidents and over 69,000 requests for medical assistance.
Matthew Judge, Group Managing Director at Anvil, said: “Businesses need to be increasingly risk-savvy. They need to make risk part of their daily business calculations and respond accordingly. Furthermore, they must ensure their people understand their approach, while sharing responsibility for risk management across multiple departments. ‘A World of Risk, A World of Opportunity’ has been designed to help them do just this.
“Our analysts report approximately three incidents every hour, alerting our clients to events that could impact the safety of their people or security of other assets. Now is the right time for businesses to react and ensure that their travelling personnel are kept as safe as possible when travelling overseas.”
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