Hostile Environment Awareness Training


In today’s globalized world it is common practice for employees and volunteers to enter hostile regions for employment, making our Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) a necessity in your risk management Plan.

Our Hostile Region packages combine classroom and practical exercises to ensure the participants learn, practice and understand the proven principles for planning, preparing and mitigating the risks. Therefore enabling the student to anticipate, read and react effectively to unforeseen circumstances. These courses are a must for company executives, film crews or charity volunteers looking to travel into hostile regions for employment.

Each course is tailored specifically to our clients locations, environmental hazards, budget, timeline and location. We have a diverse range of course modules and once we have confirmed our clients requirements the course is then built to ensure the best possible outcome.

Course modules include, but are not limited to:

  • Identifying  the threat and hazards
  • Planning and preparation for the task
  • Security & situational awareness
  • Personal security
  • High crime
  • Counter surveillance
  • Data protection
  • Demonstrations and protests
  • Natural disasters
  • Kidnap and captivity
  • Conflict management
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Weapons, their effects and mitigation measures
  • Cover and concealment
  • Actions under fire; on foot and in vehicle
  • Improvised explosive devices (IED’s) and unexploded ordnance (UXO)
  • Navigation
  • Enbeding and working with military organisations
  • Cultural awareness and gender specific considerations
  • Advanced driving and self recovery techniques
  • Health and hygiene in the field
  • First aid / Trauma management / Basic life support (BLS)
  • Improvised medical techniques
  • Communicable diseases
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • A combination of medical and security practical training and scenario based exercises tailored to cover the appropriate environmental threats, hazards and tasks.

The duration of the Hostile Environment Awareness course is dictated by our clients requirements and the modules are selected to ensure we deliver the best course possible. We pride ourselves on always achieving the best outcome possible, and everyone of our courses has exceeded our clients expectations.

Our courses are mobile and can be conducted in the location of your choosing…we can come to you!