Employer Responsibilities Regarding Travel Checklist

Before asking any employee to travel for work, complete this checklist of your legal responsibilities and consider additional measures that could be implemented to improve staff safety.

Legal requirements

Legally, prior to travel organisations are required to create:

  • A business travel risk assessment
  • A duty of care plan
  • A travel risk management procedure/process


To further protect employees, it is recommended that organisations implement:

  • A process to inform and assist the traveller should an incident occur
  • Training where necessary
  • Defined role of external providers involved in helping the organisation manage travel safety
  • A process to report on the performance of travel, safety, health and security
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