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ILS HEAT 3-Day Course

For organisations whose staff travel to high risk, remote or complex settings, or who are involved in the delivery of contentious projects, the provision of Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) is critically important.

Running since 2010, our HEAT courses have been designed to offer a more accessible learning experience for participants, one that focusses on human behaviour and risk psychology, as well as more established tactical threats.  

Our open course programme is delivered regularly in the UK (close to Gatwick Airport) and Kenya (close to Nairobi). Bespoke, tailored courses are also delivered globally on demand to our clients.

ILS HEAT courses are delivered by a mixed gender team of professional security advisors and medics, using up-to-date theory and best practice principles on risk mitigation, informed by our ongoing risk advisory field work around the world.

ILS HEAT courses combine classroom-based learning with immersive simulations and activities that put delegates’ new skills to the test.

Our ILS HEAT courses have been running since 2010. They are delivered regularly at our training centres near London, UK, and Nairobi, Kenya. They are also delivered globally, on demand.

Study the theory in the classroom
Practice the skill in the classroom
Apply the skill in a simulation
Reinforce through immediate debrief

Throughout the programme the instructors link three distinct topics:

Human Security

  • The human factors that affect safety and security. Our team help delegates to understand the 'drivers’ to interpersonal violence, and their own attitudes and responses to it.

Physical Security

  • Abduction, blast threats, vehicle check points, weapon effects; the ILS team explore and explain tactics employed by armed actors around the world. Delegates will learn how to reduce their personal and team vulnerabilities to these threats.

First Aid

  • Basic Life Support for remote locations where access to definitive care is not easily accessible. The reality of delivering this kind of first aid can mean improvising equipment, and making difficult and pressured decisions.

At the end of the training, delegates will be able to:

  • Conduct a context analysis and a personal travel risk assessment
  • Explain their personal responses to risk
  • Identify measures that reduce personal and team vulnerability to a range of threats
  • Describe actions to take in the event of an incident occurring to reduce its impact
  • List key protective equipment that can be used to increase personal safety
  • Demonstrate how to communicate effectively during a critical incident
  • Practice Basic Life Support
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