If MAN employees are traveling to areas of conflict, intensive preparation is required. The working environment on the ground is extreme and very different from daily life in the office: “After being met at the airport by the local security firm, you don a bulletproof vest, climb into an armored vehicle and drive in convoy.You are the only person not carrying a weapon,” says J. Timo Gleichner, Head of Field Service Turbomachinery at MAN PrimeServ Product Center Zurich, describing his experiences in Iraq in 2016.
It is intended to increase employees’ awareness while
allaying their fears.
In order to prepare employees optimally for travel to insecure countries, Corporate Security has produced the first MAN-wide travel security handbook in the shape of ‘Security on Business Trips’: “It is intended to increase employees’ awareness while allaying their fears,” says Axel Mühe, Head of Corporate Security, MAN SE. The department works closely with colleagues before, during and after their trip. It decides what security measures need to be taken based on a risk classification of travel destinations as green, yellow, orange or red, as well as a detailed analysis. Red travel destinations like Iraq require practical training.
‘Security on Business Trips’ deals with general hazards such as terrorism and crime, and provides valuable tips on how to behave in order to stay safe. Simple measures like a grab bag containing all your important documents in case of emergency are also covered in the book. Employees learn to pay attention to their surroundings and assess their situation correctly.
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