Hostile Environment Awareness Training
|Date||7 Apr 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
Our three-day Security Awareness & First Aid training (SAFA) programme is delivered regularly in the UK (close to Gatwick Airport) and Kenya (close to Nairobi). The course is delivered by a mixed gender team of professional security advisors and medics, using up-to-date theory and best practice principles on risk mitigation,…
Cette formation aborde en profondeur les thèmes de la sécurité et de la sûreté en mission humanitaire. En tant que professionnels humanitaires, responsables d’équipe ou de projet, vous vous devez d’intégrer les enjeux de la sécurité-sûreté dans votre pratique professionnelle ; et notamment d’évaluer les risques de votre environnement opérationnel…
How to deal with corruption during your stay aboard? What if you encounter a medical issue in a remote area? How to keep your tension under control when being mugged? What is your strategy when being abducted? This – and more – you will learn during the NGO safety and…