Hazardous Environment Awareness Training (HEAT)

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The overall objective of the Hazardous Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) course is to prepare participants to understand and react to safety and security incidents in hostile or hazardous environments.

The course is designed for participants with a wide range of backgrounds and occupations, and with hostile environment experience ranging from none to significant. Participants will be trained to recognize and mitigate potential threats and respond appropriately to various safety and security incidents. During the HEAT course you will learn techniques on how to "take control of chaos" through classroom sessions and practical exercises. The training courses are based on our experiences and knowledge of managing an international humanitarian organization with over 8000 employees working in over 35 countries around the world.

Pre-screening of training needs, close mentoring and follow-up with every participant ensures that he/she is able to understand and react appropriately to risks and security threats.

Safety and security training of the Danish Refugee Council focus on how to stay and operate, rather than on how and when to leave. Proactive and non-aggressive measures form the basis of the Danish Refugee Council’s approach to safety and security, and thus the HEAT training.

Fee information

PRICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY: HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENT AWARENESS TRAINING (HEAT) Participant fee is $2200 The participant fee does NOT include the travel to and from the course HEAT is a residential training, therefore, the price includes accommodation along with meals (4 days, 3 nights) We expect participants to be ready to start the course on the first day early in the morning and finish on the last day late in the afternoon, therefore we recommend that the participant arrive to the location of the course the day before and leave the day after NOTE! All travel and accommodation before and after the course is not included in the price and it is the responsibility of each participant/organisation. Please note that there’s a cancellation fee equivalent to; 80% of the course fee if cancelling less than 4 weeks before the course and 100% if cancelling less than 2 weeks before the course The cancellation fees are only applicable if a replacement is not found.

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Alternatively, please send any enquiries about this course or any of our trainings to safetytraining.drc@ngo