World Security Report June 2014

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EDITORIAL

3 rd World BORDERPOL Congress

9 th -11 th December 2014

Budapest, Hungary

www.world-borderpol-congress.com

Connecting and Protecting

The World BORDERPOL Congress is the only multi-jurisdictional transnational

platform where the border protection, management and security industry policymakers

and practitioners convene annually to discuss the international challenges

faced in protecting not only one’s own country’s borders, but those of neighbours and

friends.

The 3rd World BORDERPOL Congress will provide a platform for the world’s border

protection forces and agencies to discuss and debate the current and future issues

and challenges facing the border management, security and migration management

sectors.

We look forward to welcoming you to the wonderful city of Budapest, Hungary

in December 2014 for the next gathering of border and migration management

professionals.

For further details and to submit your abstract visit www.world-borderpol-congress.com

To discuss exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities and your involvement with the

World BORDERPOL Congress 2014 please contact:

Tony Kingham

Exhibit Sales Director

T: +44 (0) 208 144 5934

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E: tony.kingham@worldsecurity-index.com

Paul Gloc (UK & Europe)

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Denne Johnson (Americas)

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When your staff are

travelling, have you taken

“all reasonable care” of their

safety and security?

Since the last issue of WSR was published,

I am pleased to say we have launched

our latest event, Personnel Protection and

Safety Europe. The reason being, whilst

governments around the world, quite rightly,

spend a great deal of time, effort and money

focussing on keeping the travelling public

safe from attacks by terrorists, the simple

truth is that when travelling we are far more

likely to come to harm as a victim of crime, an

accident or some sort of health emergency!

In fact, if you travel enough, whether it is for

business or pleasure, you are likely to have been

a victim of one or the other, or like me, all three!

I am amazed at how many companies routinely send their personnel off all

over the world without giving their safety a second thought. It concerned me

so much, that back in the day when I ran an international sales department,

I took it upon myself to run travel safety awareness training sessions for my

own staff, which promptly stopped when I left.

What makes it more surprising is that all companies are aware of their ‘Duty

of Care’ to their employees, yet when their staff travel and are at their most

vulnerable, little is done in terms of systems, procedures, equipment or

training to prepare them for what, for some of them at least, is inevitable.

In the litigious world we live in, with the “no win no fee” lawyers, the legal

and financial consequences of not taking “all reasonable care” could be

considerable and for smaller companies potentially disastrous!

So what is “all reasonable care”?

Well that’s something the courts will ultimately decide but at the very least

there should be procedures in place to assess travel risks and to deal with

an emergency when it arises. Over and above that, it could be argued that

some sort of training should be given routinely to staff that travel regularly

and that smart phones and apps offer all sorts of possibilities for tracking

employees movements, provide alerts, emergency panic numbers at

“reasonable” cost! For bigger companies, more comprehensive measures

may be deemed “reasonable”!

What is sure is that companies that do not take “all reasonable care”, do so

at their own risk!

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Tony Kingham

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Contributing Editorial:

Neil Walker

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E: paulg@torchmarketing.co.uk

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E: dennej@torchmarketing.co.uk

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World Security Report is

a bi-monthly electronic,

fully accessible e-news

service distributed to 38,000

organisations globally. It tracks

the full range of problems

and threats faced by today’s

governments, armed and security

forces and civilian services and

looks at how they are dealing

with them. It is a prime source of

online information and analysis

on security, counter-terrorism,

international affairs, warfare and

defence.

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