William van Heerden, safety consultant Expat Preventive

I am going to Ethiopia to improve safety and security for the staff of one of our clients.

William van Heerden, safety consultant Expat Preventive
William van Heerden, safety consultant Expat Preventive

What should we do to improve safety for workers in Ethiopia? That is the question posed to Expat Preventive by a Netherlands-based headquarters of an international association. Security advisor William van Heerden will soon travel to Ethiopia to make concrete safety recommendations.

What is happening in Ethiopia?

It is a country in which working is relatively easy, but you have to know the specific political and societal context. The security situation has unfortunately deteriorated in a number of areas. It is a good thing for organizations to reconsider their security policy.

What exactly are you going to do?

First of all, I am going to look at the security situation on the spot. Then, I will delve into the safety and security procedures of the local office and examine them in light of the current situation. What needs to change? What could be improved? I will also look at the education needs of staff and management, in order to give them a training which is tailor-made.

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