Agents and operators are being offered an online risk and safety training course which covers Covid related topics.

Travel safety and risk management consultant Sanderson Phillips has launched the course, developed by travel and lifestyle specialists Atkin Jones and online travel training specialists Travilearn, for the travel industry. It is aimed at staff in sales, product, operations and management.

It covers key risk areas such as building safety, transport, excursions and activities and can be upgraded with tailored videos and extra modules by consultants on specific safety topics.

The course includes case studies and knowledge checks in each module and a certificate once completed which can be used on email signatures and on social media.

Sanderson Phillips managing director David Atkin said: “Never has the topic of travel risk and safety been so important to our industry and customers, and ultimately the travelling public, who trust us to deliver the safest holiday experience. A 60-minute course costs £50 and bespoke add-ons are available.

“We know that it can be a complicated and sometimes difficult subject to educate on and that all too often it remains with operational staff whereas in truth it should be a subject that every role in your travel organisation has working knowledge and understanding of.”