Safer Edge is holding its second UK Training Week in September 2014, delivering some of our latest courses at our training venue in Oxfordshire. These courses bring our extensive global humanitarian security experience into one place for ease of access.
A full strength Safer Edge team of committed humanitarians will ensure that first-hand, current knowledge and experience is passed directly to your staff. We believe in participation and practice as the best route to learning, and guarantee the courses will be memorable!
Our training week in June has proved very popular and is currently fully booked, so if you would like to reserve your place on our next dates in September, do contact us now.
Our previous HEAT course at the beginning of this year was tremendously successful for both the participants and the instructors and we have some fantastic testimonials to share with you (see below the course contents).
Are you about to deploy to a high-risk location? If so, this course will give you the best preparation for managing your own security, mitigating the risks you’ll face, and giving you the tools to use should something go wrong. Through a combination of relevant theory and practical challenges, this exciting and memorable course covers the principles of security management, security strategies and practices, remote first aid, well-being and resilience. There are also optional seminars on topics such as ‘Operating in a Faith-based Context’ and “Security Management for Partner Organisations”.
RE-HEAT Course: September 10th – 11th
For those who have previously done HEAT training but feel they could use a refresher, or would like to update their skills, this course will recap the essential security principles and practices you need to stay safe in the field. This practical course also offers the opportunity to practice those skills once more through realistic simulations.
Some of the comments from our previous HEAT courses:
‘I was required by my employer to do the HEAT course and it was a daunting prospect at first. After four days however I felt a real sense of achievement and really enjoyed every single activity. The course is amazingly comprehensive and is a very good balance between first aid, security, survival skills, emergency management and so on. I had no experience of first aid before and I now feel more confident that I would know what to do when confronted with medical emergencies including bullet wounds and snake bites! I have also become more aware of my personal security especially as a Western woman travelling alone to potentially hostile places. Finally, it would not have been the same without the incredibly knowledgeable and experienced instructors, their sense of fun and a glass of red wine by the fire.’ Marie, CMS
‘The Safer Edge Heat course was a comprehensive introduction to humanitarian security and first aid. Working in the Niger Delta we have standard operational procedures in the event of any security issues, such as civil unrest in Port Harcourt. However, the 4 day course in Oxfordshire made concrete the process of risk assessment and the importance of designing and implementing a contingency plan in preparation for our field work.
The curriculum was well structured, alternating between practical and classroom activities. Our three instructors, Steve, Brennan and Catherine were informative, enthusiastic and paced the training sessions well, tailoring theoretical lessons of security to our individual working environments as well as using anecdotal examples to make classroom activities feel human.’ Juno, SDN
‘The training was diverse, covering many situations in many countries. The final 5 hour live scenario put all the skills learnt through a real test with emotions running high – and all very realistic! The instructors were absolutely brilliant, combining their extensive experiences to provide practical solutions for humanitarian aid workers and NGOs alike. The 4 days were a lot of fun, meeting some very interesting people with very interesting experiences. I would strongly recommend this course.’ Matt, SDN
To make a booking on any of the courses in the Safer Edge September Training Week, please contact us