Workshop on travel risk and employee safety organised by The Security Institute

In an increasingly complex and unpredictable world, managing organisational travel risk and employee safety while overseas has become ever-more important for today’s organisations. With that in mind, The Security Institute has organised a one-day workshop examining a range of tools and approaches, as well as providing a unique insight into how the Met Office has developed its own effective travel risk management system in conjunction with Edson Tiger.

The event takes place on Friday 27 September from 9.30 am until 3.30 pm at the Met Office’s premises in Exeter and is sponsored by both the Met Office and Edson Tiger.

The workshop will cover everything from overall system design through to the selection of local in-country providers and services and personal travel and security training solutions.

The running order for the event is as follows:

*9.40 am-10.00 am: Registration, Coffee and Networking

*10.00 am-10.05 am: Welcome and Opening Address (Richard Kevern, Met Office)

*10.05 am-10.15 am: Introduction and Programme (David Curran, Edson Tiger)

*10.15 am-10.30 am: The Met Office – International Footprint and Travel Risk Management Challenges (Emma Wills, Met Office)

*10.30 am-11.00 am: Travel Risk Management – The General Principles (Paul Denning, Edson Tiger)

*11.00 am-11.20 am: Met Office Travel Risk Management Principles Applied (Emma Wills, Met Office)

*11.20 am-11.45 am: Coffee and Networking

*11.45 am-12.15 pm: Travel Health (James Moore, Exeter Travel Centre)

*12.15 pm-12.45 pm: Using Local Providers (Hotels, Ground Transport and Security) (Dougie Wright, Edson Tiger)

*12.45 pm-1.30 pm: Lunch and Networking

*1.30 pm-2.00 pm: SMART and the Role of Training (David Curran, Edson Tiger)

*2.00 pm-2.30 pm: Training in Action

*2.30 pm-3.00 pm: Panel Session and Review

*3.00 pm-3.30 pm: Met Office Tour (optional)

*3.30 pm: Event closes

Eight formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points are available to attendees.

Individual tickets are priced at £20 for members of The Security Institute and £25 for non-members. For more information and to book online visit the website

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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