Jelske Bragt, travelsafety-advisor Rabobank

Good security training prevents incidents

Jelske Bragt, travelsafety-advisor Rabobank
Jelske Bragt, travelsafety-advisor Rabobank

Financial service provision is gaining ground in many parts of the world. Rabobank employees travel to every corner of the world, with diverse cultures and societies. Travel security is an essential part of the bank’s human resources policy, says Rabobank travel safety advisor Jelske van Bragt.

Why is staff security training a mandatory part of your travel policy?

Our primary goal is the safety of Rabobank employees. Travel security training allows our staff to prepare optimally. The training works in a preventive way: employees are better at assessing risks. So they will leave their expensive jewelry at home, for instance.

What else do employees learn in the safety and security training?

Because of the training, people are better aware of how to act in emergency situations. In practice, we see that it really works. That in real life emergency situations, they are more capable to act.

What was the objective of the safety assessment Expat Preventive did for Rabobank?

We asked a safety advisor of Expat Preventive to carry out a risk assessment of an office soon to be opened in Africa. The recommendations made have been taken along in the local policy of the new bank. What is the best place for people to live? How can we ensure security in the office?

How important is travel security for Rabobank?

As a company, you have to take responsibility for the well-being of your employees. Travel security is an essential part of our human resources policy and is increasingly embedded into our entire organization.

Look, financial service provision is gaining ground in many parts of the world. Rabobank is an international organization and this means that employees travel to every corner of the world, with diverse cultures and societies. We have a worldwide financial footprint, which entails that our staff can end up in many places on behalf of the Rabobank.

Why cooperating with Expat Preventive?

Expat Preventive understands us well and is therefore able to offer tailor-made work. The people of Expat Preventive are easily accessible and strive for quality. Every time again, our colleagues are positive about their training and benefit from it in a very real way. For us, that is the most important part.

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