Your employees are on duty 24 hours a day when they travel for work purposes to another town, province or country. And if you don't take steps to protect them, you risk spending one year in jail and other penalties.
But, there are six more reasons why you should protect these employees.
Six reasons to protect employees who travel for business
'Employees who travel extensively, including expatriates, are faced with constant pressure, not only with work, but with their spouses and family. Your employees must be psychologically prepared for travel,' says the Health & Safety Advisor.
If you don't psychologically prepare your employees and their families for extensive travel, it can result in the following:
By properly identifying, preparing, and treating these symptoms early on, your employee has a better chance of good work performance which will benefit both parties.
The good news is yo can prevent this from happening.
Follow these five steps to prepare and protect employees who travel for work
Important: If your employee is unfit for duty or travel, postpone the trip or find a replacement. It's illegal and unwise to send an unfit employee overseas.
Remember, it's your duty to ensure your employee is healthy and fit for work. This is to meet the requirements of the medical surveillance programme in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
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