Hostile Environment Awareness Training
|Date||10 Mar 2020|
Within today’s unstable and increasingly volatile world the humanitarian aid and development community faces significant challenges as it operates in remote, dynamic and often hostile environments. Do you have the knowledge, skills and experience needed to understand and effectively address your personal risks?
The risks of crime, LGBTQIA and gender-based violence, civil disorder, active shooter and armed aggressors threats, the actions of hostile governments, corruption and extortion, terrorism and insurgency, the presence of mines and UXO in post-conflict environments… coupled with natural disasters, disease and poor medical infrastructures, and high incidents of road traffic accidents all place people and the wider interests of their organization at significant risk. This makes personal safety, security and cultural awareness central to an effective duty of care program – protecting people by building knowledge and developing practical and real-world skills through highly interactive and immersive learning programs. The RSM level 4 and 5 HEAT courses are designed specifically for the humanitarian aid and development community to develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand and manage safety, security and cultural awareness risks – both abroad and at home.
The RSM HEAT course combines immersive learning and exercising experiences with theory and discussion group exercises, with a heavy emphasis on experiential learning. The program teaches through doing – allowing participants to immerse themselves into a realistic training environment which reflects real-world conditions. This is accomplished through our Pandora HEAT training facility, a purpose built 84-acre training site which includes villages, hamlets, military bases, refugee camps, border custom checkpoints, a mine lane, a bullet penetration area and over $150,000 of training assets. RSM has over 40 blank firing weapons, IED simulators, professional role players and inert munitions, mines and explosives. Our instructors bring international experience working specifically within the community.
Knowledge and Skills
HEAT’s overall objective is to prepare participants to independently manage their own safety before, during and after deployment to an unfamiliar hazardous environment that has a substantial, high, or extreme safety level. The course prepares the participants to understand and react to safety and security concerns in hostile and/or hazardous…
How to deal with corruption when you are abroad? How to react when being mugged? How to remain in control, even when faced with precarious circumstances? This – and more – you will learn during the 2-day Safety and Security training. For whom For employees of NGO’s going abroad for…
It has been a while since you attended the safety and security course and in the meantime, you have experienced much during travel. What did you do well and on which aspects could you still improve? And how to deal with the increasing threat of terrorism? Subscribe for this training.…