Having grown your business locally, it is time to start expanding into the international market. Unlike Europe and America where security for every person whether local or non-resident is emphasized so much, Africa and the Middle East are entirely different. Since most of the nations in the two regions are developing, the governments are still overwhelmed by high crime levels and the emergence of terror threats.
To be sure that the staff you are sending to the Middle East and Africa will be safe, it is important to contract the right firm to carry the drill. Here are some useful tips for picking the best travel risk management firm for the training.
Make sure the selected firm has done similar drills successfully in the recent past
Security training is a comprehensive drill that targets equipping people with skills to identify dangers and stay safe. The selected company should have been in the travel risk management business for a long time and demonstrate having completed similar coaching in the recent past. For example, you might consider asking the firm to showcase success in its recent drills with other companies.
Confirm the selected company has a wide network in the target region
Security drill is only one component of travel risk management. The selected firm should be capable of providing situational awareness through regular analysis of the target market and relaying timely reports to your staff.
It is important to assess how effective the firm’s network is. For example, if you are relocating to West Africa the selected firm should have connections to government institutions, private intelligence units, media, and other important stakeholders to gather timely and correct reports.
Only pick a tech savvy firm for easier communication
Security drills and safety in the field can only be possible when the training firm utilizes the latest technology. This makes it easy to gather intelligence on various threats, analyze them, and send real-time warnings.
For example, by working with private security companies, it will be easy to note when wanted terrorists are captured in an area, run diagnostics and ask staff to stay away from such sections. By adopting the right technology, one can also follow other reports on risks such as floods that always wreak havoc in some areas, especially in Africa.