As a specialist travel management company (TMC) that understands all of the factors managing ever-changing circumstances. The finer details are absolutely crucial. Not only do we have to plan how to get a crew safely to their required location, and meet social distancing and quarantine restrictions of the nations where they are travelling, we also have to ensure we keep everyone who comes into contact with them safe too.
Considerations to overcome range from how travellers can access meals when catering options are closed, to how medical checks can be carried out in a manner that protects everyone’s health.
There is no rulebook or past experience learnings guide to handling what has happened with the COVID-19 outbreak. Our business relies on the professional experience of those who understand every tiny detail and nuance of travel within the mining sector and how to plan ahead for all the possible changes that could overturn the best made plans.
There is one clear certainty in a COVID-19 world, and that is that nothing at all is certain. A chartered aircraft with everyone on-board meeting the requirements to land at the time of take-off, may not meet quickly changing requirements by the time it arrives in its destination.
Mines cannot operate without the highly trained workers on site at the right time, and so there has to be workarounds.
This takes skilled people who know travel within the mining sector inside out, and have the knowledge to find multiple solutions to a huge range of potential challenges.