HEAT Training traditionally consists of security training alongside a first aid component. However, your requirements are unique, and we are happy to tailor the day accordingly. Your teams may have neither the time nor the opportunity to complete a 3-day HEAT course.  In this instance our 1-day course covering either security, or first aid can bridge that gap, teaching new skills or refreshing existing ones.

Hostile Environment Awareness Training & Emergency First Aid

Hostile Environment Awareness Training & Emergency First Aid

The HASP syllabus is modular and comprises 35 separate lessons, scroll down to see a typical itinerary for both a dedicated hostile environment day as well as a first aid day.  We will help you choose the modules that you need most for your assignment, reflecting the level of experience and knowledge within the team.

A typical 1-day First Aid course would look like this: 

  1. Introduction + SAFE approach: Giving lifesaving first aid without becoming a casualty yourself. Carry out a rapid safety assessment of the accident site and prioritise treatment if there is more than one injured person

  2. Actions On: Immediate lifesaving steps upon taking a casualty in a remote or hostile location. Knowing the importance of alerting the local emergency medical services and calmly carrying out lifesaving actions

  3. Massive Haemorrhage: Controlling a big bleed. A massive haemorrhage (if undiscovered) can kill someone quicker than a blocked airway.  Learning to locate the source of a major bleed, employing a CAT tourniquet/pressure dressing or improvise to arrest bleeding

  4. Maintaining the Airway: Starved of oxygen a casualty could die within minutes. Identifying a range of obstacles to breathing and clearing blockages to the airway

  5. Respiration: Learn to recognise injuries to the chest. Identify life threatening conditions and injuries and deal with them.  How to monitor the respiration rate of a seriously injured casualty for a prolonged period

  6. Circulation: Taking a pulse and monitoring the vital signs.  How to identify and treat for shock

  7. Head Injuries, Heat and Hypothermia: Identifying and treating heat and cold injuries

  8. Basic Life Support: Skills that may keep a casualty alive until help arrives. Identify Cardiac and Respiratory arrest in a casualty

Note: If your teams have a particular concern about their destination country, give us a few days’ notice and we can undertake research into the area and prepare our presentations accordingly.

A typical 1-day Hostile Environment course would look like this:

Hostile environment training

Hostile environment training

  1. Introduction: Overview of the risks to travellers and business people; why you are at risk and steps to take to lower your profile & avoid unwanted attention.  Being able to identify the situations where you are most vulnerable and the importance of cultural sensitivity

  2. Situation Awareness: Personal conflict management, body language. Understand some different approaches to avoiding conflict/confrontation.  Appreciate the effect that your posture/demeanour has on those around you

  3. Pre-trip Planning: Research / Documentation / Equipment.  We look at the steps you can take to reduce the impact of incidents e.g. a robbery, losing your passport and arriving at the Embassy with just your shirt.  Being able to select a list of useful research topics and compile a detailed list of essential documentation to take with you.  Identify what equipment to take and what unnecessary kit to leave behind

  4. Personal Security: Arriving at your destination / transiting to your hotel or guest house / ‘out on the town’.  We look at vulnerable points that thieves and conmen concentrate on to relieve new arrivals of their belongings.  Being able to deal calmly with a variety of unplanned for situations that often arise.  Understand the considerable difference between standards of road safety

  5. Vehicle Security: Controlling your driver and rudimentary to thorough checks if you’re hiring the driver and his vehicle.  Assess if either the vehicle or the driver is a safety issue.  Undertake a thorough check of the vehicle without offending the driver

  6. Vehicle Check Points (VCPs):  What they are, who mans them and how to successfully negotiate them. Being able to demonstrate knowledge of different types of VCP, their nature and potential dangers. Appreciation for the stress that many soldiers are under when on VCP duties

  7. Kidnap and Ransom: Trouble spots, a brief history of the trade, steps to mitigate the threat, what to do if it happens to you, your family or your work colleagues.  Methods to avoid potential kidnap scenarios. Understand the authorities expected response and what they can/can’t do. Understand coping mechanisms

  8. Weapons and Mines: A persistent threat to the international traveller, you will learn how to recognise warning signs such as indigenous markers. Identify different devices and understand how they function and take the appropriate action when confronted with a legacy munition

  9. Working with Interpreters and Local Nationals:  Improve communication whilst overseas enabling you to save time, smoother business dealings and enhanced safety.  Learn how to get the best out of an interpreter by correctly briefing them as well as listening to their views.  Top 20 tips for successfully using an interpreter

If you would like to book a 1 Day course, get in touch using CONTACT US below. We look forward to hearing from you.