The Basic Safety & Security Course (HEAT) prepares you to travel to medium and high risk areas.
Be prepared for travelling and working in dangerous areas.
After a long flight, you arrive at your hotel. You step out of the taxi, turn around and are confronted with a weapon. The robber is shouting at you. What do you do? Fight, flee or freeze?
We believe there is another option: To react consciously, relying on your self-awareness and experience.
During the Basic Course (Hostile Environment Awareness Training), you discover the tools you need to work in medium and high risk areas.
How do you envision dangerous situations, and how can you prepare yourself for them? In fact, you only know how you will react once an unsafe situation actually occurs.
That's why the Basic Course is based on practical exercises and realistic simulations.
Anyone can take part in our training. Your personal safety and well-being are our primary concern.
Before and during the course, you can share prior experiences with the trainers or the host. They can discreetly adapt the course for you to make sure this will be the best and safest learning experience you ever had.
Because there is a host present at the course (apart from the trainers) we make sure you can take a time-out whenever you need one. Out of the situation and the group, the host is able to support you.
The trainers and host support you in a learning process. If you need extra personal guidance, there is time for additional support.
We believe that the steepest learning curve is obtained by practising in realistic simulations. Our specialists offer you the chance to respond to threathening situations in a safe environment. These simulated exercises are so realistic that you will feel they are really happening. You will learn your own instinctive respones.
Our experienced trainrs and professional actors provide you with the tools with which you can react to these situations. From day one, you'll be immersed in a realistic storyline. During the HEAT training, you are part of a team that is on a mission in a dangerous country.
While travelling through this country, you'll be exposed to dangerous situations. Together, we navigate these situations and through practice learn how to manage them.
During the module "Medical Accident Control" our specialists teach you to use a professional medical kit specifically designed for remote areas. You will receive this medical kit (value €99,-) for free to bring home and on your travels.
At the end of each segment of the HEAT training, you will receive an instruction card with a summary of everything you have learned. The instruction cards are waterproof, so they are handy and practical for carrying in the field.
Staff working and/or travelling in medium and high risk areas.
If you are travelling to an area which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has classified as unsafe, this course is the right course for you. Please keep in mind that even if an area is classified as safe you must make your own judgement concerning the risks.
Duration: 3 days, including two evening programmes (32 hours)
Breakdown of time: 30% theory, 30% practice, 40% simulations
Group size: maximum 14 (during simulations maximum of 7)
Dietary wishes: vegetarian/vegan/halal/other meals
Certification: on completion of the course you will receive a certificate
Keep your training up to date: we ensure you that your training stays current by offering you a free e-learning programme after one year
For more information about the costs of this course, please click here.
Please feel free to contact us for more information.