This programme is designed specifically for those whose work takes them to challenging, remote or hostile regions, where getting the job done can be a risky business. Kidnap, assault or natural disaster are very real dangers – and medical facilities can be few and far between.
Your staff will be equipped to assess, recognise and avoid risks as far as possible. And, should the worst happen, they’ll be ready to respond, maximising the opportunity of a positive outcome. Designed to be enjoyable and exciting (and therefore memorable), the course combines practical challenges with highly relevant theory, delivered by practitioner trainers with a wealth of field experience. Participants leave feeling energised and empowered, ready to operate outside their normal comfort zones.
Understanding Humanitarian and Development Security
When your team understand the principles of inclusive security, they can help to ensure everyone’s safety and security – whilst still enabling programmes and operations to work as effectively as possible. On this course they’ll learn:
- Key principles of the Security Management Framework, including situational analysis and actor mapping.
- The role of different security strategies, including Acceptance, Protection and Deterrence.
- The Security Compass: assessing, anticipating and mitigating risks.
- Getting prepared for incidents and emergencies.
- Dealing with checkpoints, crossfire, landmines and other dangers.
- Developing psychological resilience.
- Image management and noticing other people’s perceptions.
- Managing interpersonal conflict, hostility and aggression.
Kidnap Avoidance, Survival and Response
Ensure staff know exactly what to do if kidnapping is an immediate threat – and what to do if they are abducted. Key elements include:
- When to anticipate kidnap and abduction.
- Establishing best practice to minimise risk.
- How to live and survive in captivity.
First Aid In Remote Environments
- Standard first aid courses assume an ambulance is just a few moments away. We teach the crucial skills to save lives when medical help could take hours or days to arrive.
As an aid worker regularly visiting insecure locations for up to a few months at a time, I found this course useful and highly relevant. I really valued the opportunities to practice the skills I learnt in a supportive environment – knowing I can make safe a firearm and handle catastrophic bleeding without fainting is very reassuring! The course was comprehensive and clearly structured, with opportunities to re-cap to make sure I actually retained what I was learning. The instructors were knowledgeable and sensitive – they know first-hand the way I work and the challenges I face, and it was great to hear and learn from their experience. At the end of the course I felt much more confident and well-prepared, as well as a bit heavier from the very good food 🙂 Cat Mahony, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for West Africa and Great Lakes, CAFOD
“We chose Safer Edge because of their length of experience, knowledge of the countries we travel to and existing client base, but also because they are able to tailor a course to our exact requirements. The material was presented in easy to understand formats supported by visual aid and scenario based role play with immediate debriefs. All the instructors were extremely knowledgeable with real life experience; while the subject matter was sobering the instruction was made enjoyable and you were left with a sense of confidence to be able to deal with the unexpected.” Angus MacAskill, CEO
“The HEAT course was a great opportunity for me to learn the essentials of security, with a good mix of theory and practice. The structure of the course enabled plentiful discussion and the experience of the facilitators helped to keep the discussions grounded and real. It’s not every day that you get to ask someone how it felt to experience a poisonous snakebite! I appreciated the flexible and open approach of the facilitators who were keen to meet the needs of the participants. I would happily recommend this course to anyone on their way to the field.” Claire Grant, Cafod