Types of Emergencies to Plan for While on Assignment
Make Sure Your Car is Road Worthy
At least two weeks in advance of your trip, schedule an appointment with your dealer or mechanic to get your car checked. Scheduling early allows time for needed repairs.
Get a Membership for Roadside Assistance
Many travel professionals know the value of roadside assistance. It’s a reliable way to get you back on the road or safely tow your car to a repair shop.
Emergency Car Kit
An emergency car kit can keep you safe and reasonably comfortable until help arrives. Below are some items to include:
- Drinking water
- Small fire extinguisher
- First aid kit
- Flashlight o
- umper cables
- Mobile-device car charger
- Multi-purpose tool
- Rain ponchos
- Road flares
Although you can’t prevent a natural disaster, there are some steps you can take in preparation.
- Identify the exits nearest to your work station.
- Ask team members about evacuation plans for natural disasters.
- Identify the nearest exists at your accommodations and make an evacuation plan.
- Keep your mobile phone with you whenever possible.
- Determine how you will communicate with your family.
- Keep a supply of protein snacks and water nearby.
- Give your manager a list of your emergency contacts.
- Keep your medical insurance card with you.
- Check with your health insurance plan to find out what coverage is provided if you have an emergency while traveling.
- Keep a first aid kit handy.
- Practice safety at work and at your accommodations. Don't take risks that could result in injury.
- Have an emergency fund.
- Keep money in two different accounts.
- Give copies of credit cards (front and back) to a trusted family member, so you can identify what was stolen and report fraud or theft.
- Have a safe place to lock or hide valuable items.
- If you don’t need to take certain high-ticket items with you on your travel assignment, keep them at home.