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Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017
Who employs staff
with a disability?
Do they ...
Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017
Speaker introduction
• Field, regional and HQ...
Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017
Our mission
CBM is an international
Christian...
Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017
Disability facts
• 1 billion disabled
• 150 m...
Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017
Disability - reality
Nigeria has
• 26 million...
Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017
CBM’s Work - Disability Inclusive
Development...
Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017
CBM Workforce
850 staff
Persons with disabili...
Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017
Building S&S Capacity
S&S Training | 2016: 27...
Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017
Disability Specific Security
Briefings
1. Pre...
Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017
Cultural perceptions
Security for females wit...
Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017
Case study
Visual impairment
Checkpoint
situa...
Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017
Case study
Hearing impairment
• Warehouse
att...
Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017
Travel Risk Management -
Mobility impairment
...
Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017
Travel Risk Management -
some other examples
...
Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017
Case study – disability inclusive
emergency r...
Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017
Embed inclusion into Duty of
Care
• Discuss s...
Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017
Available resources
Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017
Duty of Care Award –
CBM Highly commended
Int...
Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017
Global insecurity trend
Quote Feb. 2017 Int’l...
Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017
Ten ‘lessons’ setting up a
Security Managemen...
Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017
Ten ‘lessons’ setting up a
Security Managemen...
Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017
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Developing a Disability-Inclusive Travel Risk Management Plan

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Presentation at the Dr. Walter Sicherheitsforum 2017.Tom van Herwijnen, Health, Safety & Security Manager, cbm International.
A critical part of Duty of Care. Who employs staff with a disability? Do they travel?

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Developing a Disability-Inclusive Travel Risk Management Plan

  1. 1. Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017 Who employs staff with a disability? Do they travel? Developing a Disability-Inclusive Travel Risk Management Plan A critical part of Duty of Care Tom van Herwijnen Health, Safety & Security Manager
  2. 2. Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017 Speaker introduction • Field, regional and HQ. • Development Economist • Lived and worked in Asia. • Travelled as an individual and lived with my family in Afghanistan • High risk experience • Build HS&S framework with a DI core • Share real life challenges. • Aim and passion: • Safeguard Aidworker lives.
  3. 3. Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017 Our mission CBM is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world.
  4. 4. Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017 Disability facts • 1 billion disabled • 150 million children have a disability • 6.7 million refugees with a disability.
  5. 5. Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017 Disability - reality Nigeria has • 26 million PwDs • 50% are 0-24 • Massive challenges in: • Education • Health • Employment • Almost no donor funding available for disability
  6. 6. Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017 CBM’s Work - Disability Inclusive Development 672 Projects 483 Partners 65 Countries
  7. 7. Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017 CBM Workforce 850 staff Persons with disability: CBM Total: 10 % • Regional Offices: up to 20% • Brussels Office: > 50% Aim: disability confident organisation
  8. 8. Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017 Building S&S Capacity S&S Training | 2016: 279 participants & 96 briefings  Contextualised risks & vulnerabilities + mitigation  Not training individual staff with a disability but teams  Simulations with disability inclusion
  9. 9. Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017 Disability Specific Security Briefings 1. Pre departure 2. De-brief Perpetual learning
  10. 10. Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017 Cultural perceptions Security for females with a disability • Situational awareness • Team work • Last resort: self defence
  11. 11. Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017 Case study Visual impairment Checkpoint situation NGO vehicle with a blind employee on board
  12. 12. Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017 Case study Hearing impairment • Warehouse attacked • Deaf staff don’t hear gunshots NGO warehouse in a conflict zone
  13. 13. Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017 Travel Risk Management - Mobility impairment Aidworker in a wheelchair goes on trip Wheelchair is damaged during a flight
  14. 14. Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017 Travel Risk Management - some other examples A blind traveler’s flight is delayed; further information is on the monitors… A deaf aidworker is on a flight that is diverted…
  15. 15. Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017 Case study – disability inclusive emergency response People with disabilities are extra vulnerable: • Can’t hear / see alarm • Can’t run away from a flood • Require devices lost in chaos • Struggle to communicate • Can’t reach a water point in a camp • Are pushed away in the queue People are left behind…. What can we do about it?
  16. 16. Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017 Embed inclusion into Duty of Care • Discuss specific needs of staff with a disability. • Practice and adapt to changing circumstances • Train teams, not individuals • Discuss needs with travel agents and insurance companies Highly motivated staff Low staff turnover Nothing about us without us
  17. 17. Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017 Available resources
  18. 18. Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017 Duty of Care Award – CBM Highly commended International SOS Duty of Care Awards 2016 Opportunity for INGOs to share experience
  19. 19. Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017 Global insecurity trend Quote Feb. 2017 Int’l Crisis Group • It is difficult to think of a time in recent history with so many destabilising factors. NGOs face this reality while we struggle to guarantee programme continuity while also safeguarding our staff.
  20. 20. Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017 Ten ‘lessons’ setting up a Security Management System 1 Leadership commitment DoC / S&S = strategic risk, massive impact 2 Staff ownership No hindrance but programme enabler 3 Focus: avoid incidents Invest: Crisis Management 4 Embed in Risk Management Media, cyber, legal, financial, reputational… 5 Set achievable minimum standards Allow country specific adaptations
  21. 21. Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017 Ten ‘lessons’ setting up a Security Management System 6 Mandatory Staff Training NGO specific Not off-the-shelf 7 Incident / near-miss reporting Prevent and learn 8 Allow staff time to prepare Tired staff make mistakes 9 Dedicate staff Field experience 10 S&S budget Training, secure vehicles, hotline
  22. 22. Buro Dr Walter | Disability inclusive Health, Safety & Security | March 2017 Questions & comments Open to sharing resources www.cbm.org Tom.vanHerwijnen@cbm.org My ‘end of year targets’ …… • Harsh reality • Aidworkers return home safely

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