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Personal Security for Humanitarians (HEAT)

Personal Security for Humanitarians (HEAT) table
Start date5 Dec 2022
End date8 Dec 2022
Provider RedR UK
LocationLondon
CostIndividual: £1031, Organisation: £1299
Booking URLhttps://www.redr.org.uk/Training-Learning/Events/2022/December/Personal-Security-for-Humanitarians-(HEAT)
Description

Intensive, dynamic hostile environment awareness training to learn and apply approaches and measures to improve your personal security.

This fully residential three-day course is an intensive, dynamic hostile environment awareness training (HEAT) where you will discuss, learn and apply approaches and measures to improve your personal security when living and working in insecure environments. Personal Security for Humanitarians has been designed specifically from an NGO perspective to provide the most relevant and challenging training for NGO workers. Essential theory learned in the classroom will immediately be put into practice in real-life simulation exercises.

Please note that you will be required to arrive in the late afternoon (5th December) of the day before the training for registration. The course fee includes three nights of accommodation, full board at the venue and you will be expected to depart after the course closes on day 3 (8th December). If you require to stay for an additional night, please email RedR UK on training@redr.org.uk and they will help with the booking, but you will need to pay extra directly to the venue.

This venue, the Fire Service College, provides basic accommodation on site as well as food (all included in the fee). The accommodation will be in individual rooms in compliance with RedR UK’s COVID-19 biosecurity protocols.

What does the course cover?

  • Gender and security
  • Context assessment with a focus on urban contexts
  • Assessing risk
  • Threat and vulnerability
  • Developing security strategies
  • Security planning
  • Radio, field and emergency communications
  • Stress management
  • Coping with sexual violence
  • Vehicles and travel security
  • Abduction, detention and kidnap with a focus on sexual violence
  • Evacuation planning and procedures
  • Terrorism
  • Surviving hostile environments

Who should attend?

Personal security training is crucial for anyone working in an insecure or hostile environment. The course is designed primarily for humanitarian personnel, but it is also applicable to anyone who is likely to be deployed to an environment that is or has the possibility to be insecure.

How much does it cost?

Individual: £1031 (for those funding themselves)

Organisation: £1299 (for those being funded by an organisation)

HPass Badge

Upon completion of the course participants will be eligible to apply for a HPass Badge, a digital indicator of achievement, and a way for participants to demonstrate their skills and experience in the humanitarian sector. You can find more information on HPass Badges here.

COVID-19 protocols

RedR UK is committed to ensuring safety and wellbeing of participants, trainers, actors and support staff. RedR UK is regularly reviewing its biosecurity protocols for face-to-face training in line with the latest government guidelines. These include pre-course COVID-19 tests, setting a limitation in the number of participants, putting social distancing measures in place in all buildings, rooms and outdoor spaces, providing ventilation in the training hall, use of hand-sanitisers and face coverings, etc. Please consult RedR UK’s current protocols here and check the COVID-19 information pack from the venue as well. As new guidelines post lockdown are anticipated, a new set of protocols will be published in due course. Further guidance will be provided at the beginning of the course as a short training session.

Any questions? Check out RedR UK’s FAQs here and T&Cs here.

If you have any questions about this course or require further information, please contact training@redr.org.uk. In case of any complaints, please email complaints@redr.org.uk

RedR UK aims to ensure everyone’s needs are met, including people of different genders, ages and disabilities. If you have any specific access requirements or learning needs, RedR UK is committed to try and make reasonable adjustments to support your needs. Please email training@redr.org.uk at any stage of the booking process to talk directly to RedR UK about your needs.

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