Business Travel

When employees travel for work, employers have a duty of care to ensure that the hotels they select for their employees are safe. This duty of care was recently formalised into a global standard – ISO 31030 – for travel risk management.

 

By choosing GSA accredited accommodation or partnering with GSA to audit accommodation providers, organisations can ensure their employees are staying where security and personal safety are taken seriously and appropriate standards are in evidence. Employers can objectively demonstrate to employees and third parties that they have exercised due diligence in discharging their duty of care to travelling employees by adhering to the ISO 31030 standard framework and guidance.

 

The GSA accreditation process delivers an independent consistently applied global standard regardless of the size, location or risk profile of the accommodation. In accordance with ISO 31030 guidance, the GSA accreditation is itself independently validated by a qualified body, SFJ Awards, a UK Government approved qualifications awarding organisation.

 

GSA works directly with organisations to help them understand their responsibilities and select accommodation which has been assessed in accordance with the ISO 31030 standard.

 

BENEFITS

 

Corporates need to discharge their duty of care to employees travelling on business. GSA provides a range of benefits:

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SIMPLIFIED PROCESSES

GSA provides a simple mechanism to meet employee security requirements that ensures compliance to ISO 31030 standard.

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ACCREDITED STANDARDS

A formally accredited and independent global standard developed by security experts in partnership with the hospitality industry.

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CONSISTENT STANDARD

Corporates can be assured that consistent standards of security are applied world-wide backed by trained and certified assessors.

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SECURITY COMPETENCE

GSA accreditation is a marque of security competence developed by people at the highest level of policing, protective security and counter terrorism.

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ISO 31030

The GSA accreditation standard is fully compliant with the newly published ISO 31030 Travel Risk Management standard.

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BESPOKE

GSA can add bespoke checks for specific security elements to the assessment process if required by corporate clients.

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