Hostile Environment Awareness Training

Hostile Environment Awareness Training

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HEAT Training

T McAdams Security Training Solutions ltd provide challenging and realistic training to help our clients mitigate risk in challenging and hostile environments. We run fully tailored training courses designed to help executives prepare for and mitigate against the risks and challenges inherent in operating in unfamiliar hostile and challenging environments. We regard training as a critical aspect of safe and successful operations in high-risk environments ensuring our clients’ personnel are effectively trained is a core element of both our capability and our duty of care, This principle drives our approach and ensures that we work with our staff and our clients to provide the highest quality and most relevant training for their needs.

Our Hostile Environment Training Team (recruited from those who have followed long careers in Military and Police service) design bespoke training solutions for Corporations, Non-Government and International Government Organisations, Governments and Associated Emergency Services.

Wherever in the world your staff may be required to live or work, as an employer, you have a duty of care to ensure they are fully prepared for the unique challenges they are likely to face.

The content is fully tailored to your individual requirements and the types of challenges your employees are likely to face. Typically our HET courses are 2/3 days in duration however we also run a combination of 3 – 5 Day courses (UK and abroad) to suit your needs.

Our instructors (both male and female) are selected for their breadth of knowledge and specific area of expertise. We maintain high instructor to participant ratios and we create realistic, challenging practical scenarios which require different responses and increase the participants’ confidence.

Example of 2 Day HET Course content

Personal Security & Travel
Militias, Current crime trends. Carjacking, street crime personal security measures, Road Travel Issues, Journey planning & Preperation.

VCP’s Actions-On This will demonstrate how a VCP is normally carried out both during day or night, and the likely differences between a legal and illegal checkpoint. This is a practical and theory session covering the approach to, and actions on, encountering a checkpoint, and likely procedures if a car-jacking or ambush takes place.

Hostile Planning Cycle

Hostile Planning Cycle (8 Stages of the Planning Cycle)
Travel Pattern Analysis (TPA)
Surveillance Detection (SD)
Anti-surveillance techniques
What to do, should you identify you are being surveyed

Armoured Vehicles

Understanding the B6 Armoured vehicle
Ballistic glass (transparent armour)
Ballistic Steel (Opaque Armour)
Radiator Protection
Battery Protection
Fuel Tank Protection

Emergency Communications Preparation – Personal and Equipment

Vehicle Preperation/searching
Grab Bags
Communications. Phones/Satellite phones
Radios & correct Voice procedure (VP)
Protective clothing

Vehicle Cross-Decking Drills

Reaction to an incident
Anti-Ambush drills
Cross-deck practical

Office Security/Residential

Prevention should always be the first priority.
Risk evaluation should be carried out on a continuous basis.
How to select arrange and improve the existing security in the office complex
Look at Physical and procedural security measures
Highlight what external security measures may be available
Access control systems which will enhance the overall security at the office
How you should respond if involved in an incident at the office/residence
How to respond when security force/Police enforcement arrives
How to prepare and prevent

Incident Management

Incident Response Team (IRT)
Incident Management Team (IMT)
How an Incident Management System should be used
How the procedures are used to enable an organisation to continue with its business operations
To try and eliminate future occurrences

Journey Management

Importance of arrival and departure briefs for personnel to give confidence and avoid mishaps
Understand the importance of journey management
Know practical ways of keeping in touch during journeys
Understand all the added requirements that make up Travel Security and Journey Management in a Hostile Environment
Checklists which give numerical scores and options to decide whether a journey is a go or no go or whether it will need higher approval for authorisation
Kit and equipment that should be carried relevant to the risk level and environment being operated in

Evacuation Planning

Movement to an assembly station
Maritime evacuation

Kidnap Survival

Actions on kidnap – decision time “fight, flight or submission”
Coping with long periods of captivity and time keeping strategies
Keeping you physically and psychologically fit
Escape? Is it realistic and what are the consequences?
Reaction to a hostage rescue attempt
Knowledge that your company and country will be working behind the scenes

Bespoke Security Training Courses

Our instructors are all qualified in their specialised field; they have a wealth of knowledge gained through working in hostile and challenging environments within the military, law enforcement and the private security industry.

T McAdams Security Training Solutions provide commissioned packages to our clients to meet all of their objectives. We do this by using the tried and tested ‘Systems Approach to Training’ (SAT), combined with project management methodology which ensures that courses are delivered on time, to the agreed standard and within budget.