Hostile Environment Awareness Training


Geared to Lone Travellers, Corporates, NGO & Media personnel travelling to Fragile or Hostile Environments.

Course Overview

The course focuses on the current risks and threats NGO and media personnel may face, providing the necessary skills and principles required to stay safe. This is achieved through a mixture of pre-course e-learning, instructor lead presentations and real-life scenarios with role players.

This course is designed with the NGO and charity field staff worker’s, and Media personnel and corporate travellers in mind, as they travel to remote locations and operate within the boundaries of camps, villages and other locations in areas of a fragile or hostile nature.

Course Requirements:

All learners upon registration of the training must be 18 years of age or above.

Course location:

The course is conducted at our training venue in Onley near Rugby in the East Midlands. In exceptional circumstance we can provide the training on site at your organisation at a suitable location with restrictions to the course content and delivery.

We are also capable of conducting the course with no restrictions at our location in the State of New York in the USA.

Useful links

Course Outline

Staff Defence Ltd prides itself on working closely with the client to make sure that what is provided is what you expect. The course will provide the necessary knowledge and skills through pre-course e-learning, instructor lead presentation and real-life role play scenarios which will hard wire the main learning into the learner’s muscle memory.

Course Duration: 4 Days
Course Venue: Onley near Rugby, Warwickshire
Next HEAT course: 22nd to 25th July 2019
Price: £1,195 plus vat per person including Bed and Breakfast, daily lunch and refreshments.

Core Competencies

Travel Safety:

  • Pre-Departure planning
  • Equipment and packing
  • Contingency plans and evacuation
  • Road journey management and convoys
  • Communications
  • Hotel and residential safety
  • Navigation
  • Hostile checkpoints
  • Vehicle Checks
  • Cultural Awareness
  • The Environmental dangers

Emergency First Aid at Work with remote Medical skills:

  • Understanding the first aider’s role
  • Basic life support
  • Breaks and fractures
  • Burns and Shock
  • Improvisation of medical equipment
  • Vital signs monitoring and recording
  • Dealing with catastrophic bleeds
  • Amputations
  • Head and Chest trauma
  • Road vehicle accidents


  • Situational awareness
  • Surveillance Awareness
  • Crime Awareness
  • Use of helicopters

Hostile area Knowledge:

  • Personal safety
  • Weapon’s danger Awareness
  • Minefield Awareness
  • Mines and Unexploded Ordnance Awareness
  • Improvised Explosive Device Awareness
  • Personnel Protective Equipment
  • Kidnap and Abduction Awareness
  • Terrorist Attack Awareness

Conflict Resolution:

  • Understanding conflict and Gender based violence
  • The anger ladder
  • The Attack Cycle
  • De-escalation techniques
  • Crowds and mobs
  • Avoidance
  • Safety and evacuation
  • Security forces responses

Fully immersive real-life scenarios.

What our clients say

Read all