Personal Security 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 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.

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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: 3 Days
Course Venue: Onley near Rugby, Warwickshire
Next PSAT™ course:
22nd to 24th July 2019

Core Competencies

Travel Safety:

  • Pre-Departure planning
  • Equipment and packing
  • Contingency plans and evacuation
  • Road journey management and convoys
  • Communications
  • Hotel and other accommodation safety
  • Navigation
  • Hostile check points
  • Vehicle Checks
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Vehicle selection and packing

Emergency Medical treatment

  • Understanding the first aider’s role
  • Basic life support
  • Breaks and fractures
  • Burns and bleeds
  • Improvisation of medical equipment
  • Vital signs monitoring and recording
  • Dealing with catastrophic bleeds


  • Situational awareness
  • Surveillance Awareness
  • Crime Awareness
  • Kidnap and Abduction Awareness

Hostile area Knowledge:

  • Personal Safety
  • Battlefield Weapon’s Awareness
  • Mine field Awareness
  • Mines and unexploded ordnance awareness
  • Improvised Explosive Device Awareness
  • The environmental dangers
  • Personnel Protective Equipment
  • Use of helicopters

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.

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