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Personal Security for Humanitarians (HEAT)

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About this event

This fully residential three-day course (28th to 30th September) is an intensive, dynamic hostile environment awareness training (HEAT) where you will discuss, learn and apply approaches and measures to improve your personal security when living and working in insecure environments. Personal Security for Humanitarians has been designed specifically from an NGO perspective to provide the most relevant and challenging training for NGO workers. Essential theory learned in the classroom will immediately be put into practice in real-life simulation exercises.

Please note that you will be required to arrive in the late afternoon of the day before the training, this is, on the 27th September, for registration. The course fee includes three nights of accommodation, full board at the venue and you will be expected to depart after the course closes on day 3. If you require to stay for an additional night, please email us on training@redr.org.uk and we will help with the booking, but you will need to pay extra directly to the venue.

This venue, the Fire Service College, provides basic accommodation on site as well as food (all included in the fee). The accommodation will be in individual rooms in compliance with RedR UK’s COVID-19 biosecurity protocols.

What does the course cover?

  • Gender and security
  • Context assessment with a focus on urban contexts
  • Assessing risk
  • Threat and vulnerability
  • Developing security strategies
  • Security planning
  • Radio, field and emergency communications
  • Stress management
  • Coping with sexual violence
  • Vehicles and travel security
  • Abduction, detention and kidnap with a focus on sexual violence
  • Evacuation planning and procedures
  • Terrorism
  • Surviving hostile environments

Who should attend?

Personal security training is crucial for anyone working in an insecure or hostile environment. The course is designed primarily for humanitarian personnel, but it is also applicable to anyone who is likely to be deployed to an environment that is or has the possibility to be insecure.

Fee information

Individual: £859 (for those funding themselves) / Organisation: £1206 (for those being funded by an organisation)

The training fees cover, resource materials, and catering provided during the training (one lunch break + two coffee breaks). Participants are responsible for their own travel, transfers, accommodation and meals.

How to register

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