MEMBERS ONLY TRAINING: Travel Risk and Safety Management Post COVID-19

This is an online only event/webinar
February 15th 2022

Drawing on over 62 years of experience in the travel industry, Colin McGregor (tranquilico) and David Atkin (Sanderson Phillips) will discuss how organisations involved in the provision of travel services can ensure their customers and employees are safe in a post-COVID world.

Communicable diseases aside, there are numerous other risks to consider, meaning it has never been more important to focus on risk management both within your own organisation and through your supply chains.

UK tour operators and travel organisers have a legal responsibility to ensure they have taken ‘all reasonable skill and care’ to determine if their supply chains are safe for their customers. This responsibility is increasingly being shared with other companies in the chain – DMCs and inbound operators, bed banks etc. Everyone involved in the delivery of travel services has a moral responsibility for safety, which has been highlighted by the pandemic.

Colin and David will cover safety management systems, supplier auditing, the main topics of safety for accommodation providers, transportation, and activities & excursions suppliers to consider and how having an emergency plan with crisis management training for your teams is essential.

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David Atkin
David Atkin Managing Director

Sanderson Phillips

Phone: +44 1244 668598

David began his travel career at luxury tour operator Elegant Resorts in 1998, where he remained for 10 years. He was Product Manager for regions including Caribbean, Middle East, Indian Ocean, Far East, Europe & North Africa, USA & Ski, before progressing to Marketing Manager and latterly, Head of Product.

David then spent three years at ITC Luxury Travel Group as Director of Sports before joining golf and events business The Aspiration Group as a director and shareholder, where he created a new travel division and established a dedicated golf breaks programme.

David joined Sanderson Phillips in 2016, progressing to the role of Managing Director in April 2019. During his tenure, the business has grown to provide its travel safety auditing services to over 60 clients both in the UK and overseas, whilst introducing new risk assessment services for the Modern Slavery Act, sustainability, and accessibility. As well as advising organisations on risk management and creating travel safety management systems, he has also created an online training course in Travel Safety & Risk Management to compliment the bespoke training courses Sanderson Phillips offers.

David is a Fellow of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management, a Fellow of the Institute of Travel & Tourism, an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and holds a Professional Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

David also holds Level 3 Risk Assessment, Level 2 Fire Safety and Level 2 VRQ in Gas Safety Awareness qualifications.

Colin Mcgregor
Colin McGregor Managing Director


Phone: +44 1245 463500

Colin McGregor is Managing Director of tranquilico a specialist consultancy offering health, safety, and crisis management services primarily to the travel, leisure, and education sectors.

This includes tour operators, travel agents, adventure holiday companies, independent schools, youth, student & school travel organisations and sports teams and their tour companies. tranquilico has been successfully operating since 2008 and celebrated its 10th anniversary last year.

Their focus is preparing crisis management policies, procedures and training and assisting with crisis response. In addition, tranquilico installs health & safety due diligence safety management systems and provides auditing and incident investigation services.

Their use of the innovative e-pass system also allows tour operators to carry out H&S self-assessments on overseas suppliers for a very cost-effective price. (Accommodation, Transport, Aviation & a plethora of Higher Risk Activity suppliers).

Prior to setting up tranquilico, Colin worked for more than 26 years in travel for Thomson, MyTravel & Thomas Cook, primarily dealing with Health & Safety and Crisis Management issues affecting these businesses