Duty Of Care

Duty of Care refers to the moral and legal obligations of employers to their employees, contractors, volunteers and related family members in maintaining their well-being, security and safety when working, posted on international assignments or working in remote areas of their home country.

In those circumstances, individuals and organisations have legal obligations to act prudently to avoid the risk of reasonable foreseeable injury or exposures leading to ill health. This obligation may apply both to acts and omissions.

In addition to that, the employers are due to build a broad culture within their organisation addressing the health, safety, security and wellbeing of their employees and other related collaborators to the business. To do so, they are expected to develop and deploy appropriate travel risk management approaches to protect people from possible harm. Please find more details on our global website.

The International SOS Foundation has designed the world’s only accredited Duty of Care Training programme entitled ‘Safety, Health and Security for the Mobile Worker’. In addition in 2020-2021 the Foundation has released two new courses:

  1. Sustainability Training
  2. Workforce Wellbeing

To find out how to become an accredited Duty of Care Professional click here. You can also read more about our Duty of Care here: Norwegian Duty of Car Whitepaper

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