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ECHO Security Training Manual – Trainers’ Guide

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1 January 2006

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ECHO Security Training Manual – Trainers’ Guide

The ECHO Security Training Modules (2006) familiarise aid workers with essential concepts relating to security and provide a foundation for operating in insecure environments by exploring individual and agency responsibilities with regards to security procedures, policies and approaches. The security modules are divided into four sections: Core Modules; Procedural Modules; Response Modules; and Personal Skills Modules. The core modules are appropriate for all staff, both national and international. The modules detail the basic concepts that link security with the organisation and the individual. The four procedural modules explore aspects of security that can be mitigated through sensible security procedures. Each of the five response modules outlines basic steps to follow in case of a security incident occurring. Trainers should incorporate agency specific policies and procedures into each of the modules. The two personal behaviour modules deal with two aspects of personal behaviour, stress and aggression, that, when well managed, can lead to a reduction of risk for individuals and teams.


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