Humanitarian workers are increasingly exposed to challenging, insecure, remote or hostile environments due to lawlessness, political instability and armed conflict, so there is a compelling need for them to be adequately prepared for any dangers they may encounter.
Sexual harassment, interactions with aggressive armed combatants, day light robbery and traffic accidents are realistic threats for humanitarians and aid workers. All field workers should be adequately prepared for these events and be proficient in establishing and maintaining telecommunications, whether working in a safe or hostile situation. Conscious of the varying needs within the sector, RedR Australia seeks to address the concerns of a range of organisations and individuals and their insurance providers. These include relief, development, research and advocacy organizations, operational agencies and agencies that are not directly operational but provide support to community based organisations and locally based NGOs.
RedR Australia's HEAT course includes integrated Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) training by Real Response. Real Response will deliver a combination of theory and practical based emergency medical training, giving participants the skills and knowledge to manage ballistic, penetrating and blast trauma. A few of the skills learned in TECC include commercial and improvised tourniquets and haemorrhage control, airway management of an unconscious casualty and an array of improvised techniques teaching students how to save and preserve life with limited resources. Participants will leave the course with the skills and knowledge to provide aid and operate in hostile environments around the world.
Participants will receive a TECC Level 1 Certificate issued through Real Response. The course content is recognised through Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC).
Aims and Objectives
To introduce what is a standard and recognised approach to managing security within the sector. The course provides an overview of individual and team risk management.
To reduce the risk of injury and death to humanitarian workers by promoting:
- an understanding of security risks in the field environment
- the development of personal and team-based strategies
- effective use of communication and navigation devices
- successful application of first aid
- Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (provided and accredited by our partners, Real Response)
- Security Context (inc Image and Acceptance)
- Trip Planning
- Communications Protocol and Equipment
- Field Preparedness and Evacuation
- Critical Incident Stress
- Weapons Awareness: Judging Distance
- Weapons Awareness: Movement under Fire
- Basics of Negotiation
- Sexual Assault
- Information Security
- Hostage and Kidnap Survival
- Physical Security
- Situational Awareness
- Vehicle Check Points/Road Blocks
- Active Armed Assailant
- Crowds and Mobs
- Explosive Remnants of War (ERW)
- Incident Reporting
Fee informationFull Rate: $3,535 AUD Reduced Rate: $2,875 AUD Inclusions: All food, accommodation and training materials for 5 days and 4 nights. Travel not included. Unless otherwise stated, all courses are residential and course fees are inclusive of meals, accommodation, training and materials, but not transport to and from the venue. Course fees are in Australian dollars. Further instructions regarding course logistics will be provided upon payment of course fees.
How to Register
Register for this course here - https://events.humanitix.com/tours/hostile-environment-awareness-training