Medical, security and travel risk management services provider Collinson has partnered with the Travel Risk & Incident Prevention (TRIP) Group on a duty of care initiative.

The two companies will offer best practice consultancy, educate employers and help organisations fulfil their duty of care obligations by keeping staff “safe, secure, healthy and well”, according to Collinson.

The firm will share its global medical and security expertise through the TRIP Group’s dedicated learning forums for its travel risk management community. TRIP’s membership consists of more than 150 organisations including multinational corporates, non-governmental organisations, education institutions, government departments and companies in the travel and tourism industry.

In addition members will have access to Collinson’s travel risk management experts.

The TRIP Group provides four annual meetings and masterclasses and will also work with Collinson to offer specific travel risk management training courses include Advanced First Aid for Remote Environments, Travel Safety & Security and more specialist subjects such as Dealing with Psychological Trauma, Cyber Security for Travellers and Kidnap Awareness & Avoidance.

Scott Sunderman, head of assistance at Collinson, said: “The TRIP Group perfectly complements our own TRM expertise and partnership approach, which allows us to deliver solutions that precisely meet our clients’ requirements and can even go beyond their duty of care obligations.

“Every organisation has individual TRM needs and our aim is to help each of our clients understand TRM and identify the best approach for them. The TRIP Group’s forums allow members to share best practice advice, and we are looking to add a new dimension to this excellent initiative by sharing the unique insight that we have gained into the issues faced by global travellers, and the services available to support them.”

Lloyd Figgins, chairman of the TRIP Group, added: “Collinson is a trusted expert in global medical and security expertise, which will enhance the learning opportunities for our members and help keep their travelling employees safe and well, wherever they are in the world. Through our partnership with Collinson, we are changing the landscape of travel risk management and making our focus the safety of travellers, whilst ensuring those charged with travel safety within their organisations have access to the resources and insight they need to help ensure that they are best able to protect their travellers in line with their budgets.”;

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