Personal Security for Humanitarians (HEAT)


Personal Security for Humanitarians (HEAT)

This fully residential course 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 this is a three-day training course but you are required to arrive in the late afternoon on the 3rd February for registration‚Äč. Click here for the full course agenda.

The Fire Service College provides basic accommodation on site and is in the main consists of shared rooms. If people have serious objections to sharing please let us know genuine reasons will be treated sympathetically. If a single room cannot be provided we can arrange for a nearby hotel but this will be at additional cost.

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.

RedR UK is an HPass accredited organisation. Our courses adhere to HPass quality standards of best practice in humanitarian learning and assessment.

To find out more, please follow the link onto the HPass website.

How much does it cost?

Individual: £687 (please email training@redr.org.uk to access this ticket)

Organisation: £965


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

RedR UK is committed to making our courses accessible to any organisation, regardless of size. We offer course scholarships for eligible participants who meet specific criteria. For more information on RedR Scholarships and how to apply, please click here.

If you have any questions about this course or require further information, please contact training@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 training@redr.org.uk or phone 0207 840 6000 at any stage of the booking process to talk directly to RedR about your needs.

Course Overview

Course Length
4 days
£687.00 - £965.00
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