Safe and Secure Approaches in Field Environments (SSAFE) Training Course
SSAFE training was first introduced in the year 2007. Both the UN Systems Staff College (UNSSC) https://www.unssc.org/ and UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) https://www.un.org/undss/ collaborated in designing and developing an enhanced safety and security training package for UN and I/NGO personnel deploying to high risk locations. The training became mandatory for a number of duty stations where the UN and I/NGO operates, for which, staff members on both staffing categories “National and International” are required to be SSAFE certified before or upon deployment, as endorsed by the Security Management Team (SMT) at the specific duty station.
The objectives of SSAFE is to raise participants’ awareness of prevailing threat in their operational environments and equip them with pertinent knowledge and skills required to prevent and respond to various security incidents that they might encounter in the field.
SSAFE-Amman is tailored to the context of prevailing threat environment where the UN is operating in the entire Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region; combining theory and practical scenario-based exercises in the field to achieve course objectives. It is a-four-day high-intensity interactive training facilitated by seasoned security professionals, medical doctors/paramedics and critical incident staff counselors with extensive field humanitarian operations experiences. Subjects covered include:
United Nations Security Management System “UNSMS”
Active shooter response
Mission planning and convoy security
Access negotiation in high risk environment
Stress management and resilience in high risk environment
Radio communication system
Basic life support on CPR, use of AED & IFAK
Mine awareness and UXO.