Hostile Environment Training UK

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RPS Partnership provides stimulating and realistic training for international NGOs and humanitarian workers, oil and gas employees as well as journalists. As seen on ReliefWeb, our courses are designed for those travelling to and working in complex, remote or challenging locations, as well as high crime areas and areas where there is a high threat of terrorism.

We specialise in making training courses as realistic as possible. We plan for the worst possible scenario to ensure that you are fully prepared to deal with any challenges that you may face in a hostile or unfamiliar environment. Our trainers bring a wealth of up to date experiences into the learning environment and we share real-time experiences and advice with you.

All our courses are now taking Covid 19 into consideration and we are offering a mixture of online and face to face training through our blended learning programmes. This will hopefully allow you to decide how you want to train your staff.

Option 1 - First Aid and Trauma - Refresher Training - 6 hours ONLINE in our virtual classroom, this course is designed for those holding an indate First Aid qualification

Option 2 - Hostile Environment Training (HET) - 2 days ONLINE - in our virtual classroom, this course is designed for those who can get qualified with their First Aid in their own country, but who want to cover the security and planning aspects online. We cover some basic medical awareness.

Option 3 - Hostile Environment Training (HET) and First Aid (HEFAT) - 2 days ONLINE - 1 day FACE TO FACE, this course mixes the virtual classroom, together with Face to Face training. Course participants will learn or refresh pratical First Aid skills using real casualties, Covid compliant.

Option 4 - First Aid and Trauma - 1 day FACE TO FACE, this course will allow you to concentrate on learning or refreshing your practical First Aid skills using real casualties; Covid compliant.

Face to face training is run at our excellent training facility at Easthampstead Park Conference Centre near Bracknell in the south of England; 30 minutes to the west of Heathrow airport.

We also have a training facility in the north of England, in the stunning Lake District; two hours to the north of Manchester airport - please enquire if you prefer to run a course in this location.

Our courses are for small groups with typically around 6 to 8 participants thus ensuring Covid restrictions can be met during face to face trainnig and the the quality of our training is maintained during online training in the virtual classroom.

Subjects may vary with a mix of Security and First Aid, pon all of our courses. Our First Aid modules are adapted to what you are doing in your workplace and where and how you are going to be working. It may include how to deal with basic trauma injuries such as those encountered in a road traffic collision or in a terrorist attack.

Subjects may Include (amongst others) on our 3 day courses

  • Planning
  • Journey Management 
  • Conflict Management
  • Personal Security 
  • Demonstrations
  • High Impact Crimes
  • Abduction / Hostage Situations
  • Weapon Awareness and terrorist incidents
  • Mines / IEDs / UXOs
  • Medical training (EFAW) and Remote Trauma
  • Health and Hygiene in Natural Disasters

Take a look here for a snapshot of one of our courses previously run for the media, in pre Covid times.

Location for the Face to Face training

Easthampstead Park Conference Centre just off the A329 (M), M4 junction 10 – good rail links from Central London, near Bracknell, Berkshire

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What certification will you get?

  • RPS Partnership Certificate of Attendance - you can provide as evidence for the risk assessment process as well as for insurance companies. 
  • Emergency First-Aid at Work (EFAW) Certificate - valid for 3 years and accredited by AID Training (UK), option 3 and 4.

More Information?

If you wish us to run a Hostile Environment Training (HET) Course specifically for your organisation please contact us on [email protected] or give us a call on +44(0)1225 290210 for more information and a comprehensive quotation/proposal. Be good to hear from you

** At present due to Covid restrictions, we are not running any open courses, nor are we running our full 3 day face to face course. We are hoping to look to do this later in the summer when local restrictions are clearer.