Personal Safety and Security in the Field (HEAT) 15th-19th October

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.



  • 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

This course is aimed at humanitarian workers currently working within the sector and individuals involved in humanitarian responses who want to improve their knowledge of approaches, skills in security.