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.

We are now 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 - 1 day Training FACE TO FACE - we come to your premises and run the training according to where you are going and what you are doing. This can also cover war zones and battlefield first aid if you want to. Let us know what you need. We can run this as a refresher if you have experienced staff, refresh your practical First Aid skills using real casualties; 

Option 2 - Hostile Environment Training (HET) and First Aid (HEFAT) - 4 days FACE TO FACE - this full HEAT course allows you to comply with insurers and is classed as the full course required to work in hostile environments. 

Option 3 - Hostile Environment Training (HET) - 1 day 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, this works well for specific assignments.

We have several locations for running face to face training; we can come to your offices, we can run it at our location in Hereford or Sussex or we can run courses in the north of England, in the stunning Lake District; two hours to the north of Manchester airport. 

Our courses are for small groups with typically around 6 to 8 participants and we tailor to your needs and requirements.

Subjects may vary with a mix of Security and First Aid, on 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 4 day courses

  • Planning
  • Journey Management 
  • Conflict Management and self defence
  • 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

At your location 

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

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