Personal Safety and Security in the Field (HEAT) Kenya


Personal Safety and Security in the Field (HEAT) Kenya

Basic Event Summary
This is an intensive, dynamic five-day course where you will discuss, learn and apply approaches and measures to improve your personal security when living and working in insecure environments. Personal Safety & Security in the Field 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, confronting key issues such as roadblocks, abduction, weapons, mines and crossfire. The course is designed to put you under stressful circumstances, preparing you for the worst case-scenario.
The course will introduce a variety of measures to help you reduce the likelihood of security-related incidents taking place and enable you to respond appropriately to situations that could compromise your safety and that of your colleagues.

What does the course cover?

  • Preventive measures, responses to security-related incidents and developing security strategies.
  • Context assessment and risk assements.
  • Threat and vulnerability
  • Personal communication
  • Security planning
  • Field communications equipment
  • Stress management
  • Coping with sexual violence
  • Vehicles and travel security
  • Evacuation planning and procedures
  • Abduction
  • Detention and kidnap
  • Surviving in hostile environments
  • First Aid in the Field

Course structure:

The course is Residential. Check is on Sunday 14th October from 1600h to 1900h. Registration is on Monday 15th Ocrober from 0800h, with the course starting at 0830h and concluding by 1700h. The day is broken up into Four sessions, separated by a lunch break and coffee/ tea breaks in the morning and afternoon.

Participants will be actively encouraged to participate in classroom discussions and group work. The trainer will draw on both theoretical and practical knowledge in order to make the experience and learning applicable to the realities of the humanitarian sector.


Any questions? Check out our FAQs here and our T&Cs here.

If you have any questions about this course or require further information, please contact ssa.courses@redr.org.uk.

In case of any complaints, please email complaints@redr.org.uk

RedR UK is committed to making sure everyone’s needs are met, including people of different genders, ages and disabilities. If you have any specific access requirements or learning needs RedR are committed to try and make reasonable adjustments to support your needs, please email ssa.courses@redr.org.uk or phone +254 719 249 920 at any stage of the booking process to talk directly to RedR about your needs.

Course Overview

Course Length
5 days
Nairobi City
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