One way to ensure your travelling employees are well looked after is to create a travel medicine procedure.
But how do you do this?
Follow these four steps to create a travel medicine procedure
Step #1: Establish which employees are travelling. And refer them to a reputable travel medicine clinic to have the risk of their destination and workplace assessed by qualified medical staff, says the Health & Safety Advisor.
Where can I find travel clinics?
Step #2: Provide appropriate insurance cover, for example, COID and travel insurance.
Travel insurance underwrites travel, medical and dental expenses and arranges medical evacuation of travellers under specific conditions specified by the travel insurance policy, says the Health & Safety Advisor.
Be sure to read the fine print very carefully to know the exact terms and conditions of travel insurance as well as exclusions.
Step #3: Provide your employee with a basic first aid kit and information about what to do in emergencies. A travel clinic can help you do this.
Here's a checklist of a basic medical kit:
Step #4: You must arrange post-travel follow up once your employee has returned from his overseas trip. The reason is that:
Ensuring that occupational are safe is your responsibility. So make sure you follow these steps to create a travel medicine procedure to en after is to ensure they're well looked after.