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We equip people with the skills and tools they need to stay safe

and the confidence to use them. 

Explore our Courses

HEAT

Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) is an intensive 4-day residential course designed for those whose work takes them to challenging, remote or hostile regions.

hi-HEAT

A demanding 5-day, residential HEAT course with integrated psychologist oversight and support giving participants tools to work in hostile environments where they will like encounter violence and traumatic situations.

re-HEAT

Three years after an initial HEAT course, learning needs a refresher to remain relevant. This 2-day, residential course ensures that individual skills are updated and participants have the latest skills and tools.

advanced personal security

A 3-day course delivered in location with two full days of personal security and 1 full day of field (remote) first aid. Suitable for those travelling to medium-to-high risk contexts.

international travel security

A 1-day course delivered in location for people who travel independently or with an organisation to low-to-medium risk countries. Perfect for students, academics, or other short-term travellers.

security/crisis

management

Every organisation needs a security and crisis management plan. This 4-day, course delivered in location teaches staff how to create, complete and activate these plans successfully.

Take a Peek Inside a HEAT course

Want to know what it's like to participate in one of our courses? 

Watch this short video for an inside peek at a HEAT course. 

What Previous Participants Are Saying

As an aid worker regularly visiting insecure locations for up to a few months at a time, I found this course useful and highly relevant.  I really valued the opportunities to practice the skills I learnt in a supportive environment – knowing I can make safe a firearm and handle catastrophic bleeding without fainting is very reassuring!  The course was comprehensive and clearly structured, with opportunities to re-cap to make sure I actually retained what I was learning.  The instructors were knowledgeable and sensitive – they know first-hand the way I work and the challenges I face, and it was great to hear and learn from their experience.  At the end of the course I felt much more confident and well-prepared, as well as a bit heavier from the very good food.

Cat Mahoney

CAFOD, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for West Africa and Great Lakes

The Safer Edge scenario training was fantastic.  It was highly realistic and put the team under pressure to reveal the cracks that need filling.

Matt Graydon

ICF-GHK, Media Director

We chose Safer Edge because of their length of experience, knowledge of the countries we travel to and existing client base, but also because they are able to tailor a course to our exact requirements. The material was presented in easy to understand formats supported by visual aid and scenario based role play with immediate debriefs. All the instructors were extremely knowledgeable with real life experience; while the subject matter was sobering the instruction was made enjoyable and you were left with a sense of confidence to be able to deal with the unexpected. 

Angus MacAskill

CEO

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Open Course Schedule

18 Nov 2019

5 days - Oxfordshire

HI-HEAT Course - UK (18-22 Nov 19)

​HI-HEAT is specifically designed for organisations and individuals who are living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments and expect to deal with violent or traumatic incidences. This course both covers everything taught in a HEAT course but integrates psychological support and coping throughout its learning as well as having an extended field. 

25 Nov 2019

5 days -Nairobi

HEAT Course - Kenya (25-29 Nov 19)- This course is fully booked, register for waiting list only

Kenya HEATs are specifically designed for organisations and individuals living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments in East Africa. This course is conducted in Nairobi and is tailored to the context of work in East Africa covering personal security preparedness, kidnap avoidance, survival and response and remote field first aid. The course is extended by one day from a normal HEAT to facilitate the participation and understanding of those who might not be native English speakers. 

02 Dec 2019

4 days - Oxfordshire

HEAT Course - UK (2-5 Dec 19)

​HEAT is specifically designed for organisations and individuals living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments. This course covers personal security preparedness, kidnap avoidance, survival and response and remote field first aid. 

04 Dec 2019

2 days - Oxfordshire

Re-HEAT Course - UK (4-5 Dec 19)

Re-​HEAT is for individuals who have already completed a HEAT training over three years ago. Re-HEAT allows them to refresh their learning and participate in simulations to update their learning. 

13 Jan 2020

4 days - Oxfordshire

HEAT Course - UK (13-16 Jan 20)

​HEAT is specifically designed for organisations and individuals living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments. This course covers personal security preparedness, kidnap avoidance, survival and response and remote field first aid. 

19 Jan 2020

5 days - Amman

HEAT Course - Jordan (19-23 Jan 20)

Jordan HEATs are specifically designed for organisations and individuals living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments in the Middle East. This course is conducted in Amman and is tailored to the context of work in the Middle East covering personal security preparedness, kidnap avoidance, survival and response and remote field first aid. The course is extended by one day from a normal HEAT to facilitate the participation and understanding of those who might not be native English speakers. 

27 Jan 2020

5 days - Oxfordshire

HI-HEAT Course - UK (27-31 Jan 20)

​HI-HEAT is specifically designed for organisations and individuals who are living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments and expect to deal with violent or traumatic incidences. This course both covers everything taught in a HEAT course but integrates psychological support and coping throughout its learning as well as having an extended field. 

17 Feb 2020

4 days - Oxfordshire

HEAT Course - UK (17-20 Feb 20)

​HEAT is specifically designed for organisations and individuals living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments. This course covers personal security preparedness, kidnap avoidance, survival and response and remote field first aid. 

09 Mar 2020

4 days - Oxfordshire

HEAT Course - UK (9-12 Mar 20)

​HEAT is specifically designed for organisations and individuals living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments. This course covers personal security preparedness, kidnap avoidance, survival and response and remote field first aid. 

15 Mar 2020

5 days - Amman

HEAT Course - Jordan (15-19 Mar 20)

Jordan HEATs are specifically designed for organisations and individuals living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments in the Middle East. This course is conducted in Amman and is tailored to the context of work in the Middle East covering personal security preparedness, kidnap avoidance, survival and response and remote field first aid. The course is extended by one day from a normal HEAT to facilitate the participation and understanding of those who might not be native English speakers. 

23 Mar 2020

5 days - Oxfordshire

HI-HEAT Course - UK (23-27 Mar 20)

​HI-HEAT is specifically designed for organisations and individuals who are living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments and expect to deal with violent or traumatic incidences. This course both covers everything taught in a HEAT course but integrates psychological support and coping throughout its learning as well as having an extended field. 

23 Mar 2020

5 days -Nairobi

HEAT Course - Kenya (23-27 Mar 20)

Kenya HEATs are specifically designed for organisations and individuals living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments in East Africa. This course is conducted in Nairobi and is tailored to the context of work in East Africa covering personal security preparedness, kidnap avoidance, survival and response and remote field first aid. The course is extended by one day from a normal HEAT to facilitate the participation and understanding of those who might not be native English speakers. 

19 Apr 2020

4 days - Oxfordshire

HEAT Course - UK (20-23 Apr 20)

​HEAT is specifically designed for organisations and individuals living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments. This course covers personal security preparedness, kidnap avoidance, survival and response and remote field first aid. 

17 May 2020

5 days - Oxfordshire

HI-HEAT Course - UK (18-22 May 20)

​HI-HEAT is specifically designed for organisations and individuals who are living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments and expect to deal with violent or traumatic incidences. This course both covers everything taught in a HEAT course but integrates psychological support and coping throughout its learning as well as having an extended field. 

24 May 2020

4 days - Oxfordshire

HEAT Course - UK (25-28 May 20)

​HEAT is specifically designed for organisations and individuals living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments. This course covers personal security preparedness, kidnap avoidance, survival and response and remote field first aid. 

14 Jun 2020

4 days - Oxfordshire

HEAT Course - UK (15-18 Jun 20)

​HEAT is specifically designed for organisations and individuals living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments. This course covers personal security preparedness, kidnap avoidance, survival and response and remote field first aid. 

20 Jun 2020

5 days - Amman

HEAT Course - Jordan (21-25 Jun 20)

Jordan HEATs are specifically designed for organisations and individuals living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments in the Middle East. This course is conducted in Amman and is tailored to the context of work in the Middle East covering personal security preparedness, kidnap avoidance, survival and response and remote field first aid. The course is extended by one day from a normal HEAT to facilitate the participation and understanding of those who might not be native English speakers. 

28 Jun 2020

4 days - Oxfordshire

HEAT Course - UK (29 Jun-2 Jul 20)

​HEAT is specifically designed for organisations and individuals living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments. This course covers personal security preparedness, kidnap avoidance, survival and response and remote field first aid. 

12 Jul 2020

4 days - Oxfordshire

HEAT Course - UK (13-16 Jul 20)

​HEAT is specifically designed for organisations and individuals living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments. This course covers personal security preparedness, kidnap avoidance, survival and response and remote field first aid. 

19 Jul 2020

5 days - Oxfordshire

HI-HEAT Course - UK (20-24 Jul 20)

​HI-HEAT is specifically designed for organisations and individuals who are living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments and expect to deal with violent or traumatic incidences. This course both covers everything taught in a HEAT course but integrates psychological support and coping throughout its learning as well as having an extended field. 

19 Jul 2020

5 days -Nairobi

HEAT Course - Kenya (20-24 Jul 20)

Kenya HEATs are specifically designed for organisations and individuals living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments in East Africa. This course is conducted in Nairobi and is tailored to the context of work in East Africa covering personal security preparedness, kidnap avoidance, survival and response and remote field first aid. The course is extended by one day from a normal HEAT to facilitate the participation and understanding of those who might not be native English speakers. 

08 Aug 2020

5 days - Amman

HEAT Course - Jordan (9-13 Aug 20)

Jordan HEATs are specifically designed for organisations and individuals living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments in the Middle East. This course is conducted in Amman and is tailored to the context of work in the Middle East covering personal security preparedness, kidnap avoidance, survival and response and remote field first aid. The course is extended by one day from a normal HEAT to facilitate the participation and understanding of those who might not be native English speakers. 

06 Sep 2020

4 days - Oxfordshire

HEAT Course - UK (7-10 Sept 20)

​HEAT is specifically designed for organisations and individuals living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments. This course covers personal security preparedness, kidnap avoidance, survival and response and remote field first aid. 

20 Sep 2020

5 days - Oxfordshire

HI-HEAT Course - UK (21-25 Sept 20)

​HI-HEAT is specifically designed for organisations and individuals who are living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments and expect to deal with violent or traumatic incidences. This course both covers everything taught in a HEAT course but integrates psychological support and coping throughout its learning as well as having an extended field. 

04 Oct 2020

5 days -Nairobi

HEAT Course - Kenya (5-9 Oct 20)

Kenya HEATs are specifically designed for organisations and individuals living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments in East Africa. This course is conducted in Nairobi and is tailored to the context of work in East Africa covering personal security preparedness, kidnap avoidance, survival and response and remote field first aid. The course is extended by one day from a normal HEAT to facilitate the participation and understanding of those who might not be native English speakers. 

11 Oct 2020

4 days - Oxfordshire

HEAT Course - UK (12-15 Oct 20)

​HEAT is specifically designed for organisations and individuals living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments. This course covers personal security preparedness, kidnap avoidance, survival and response and remote field first aid. 

09 Nov 2020

5 days - Oxfordshire

HI-HEAT Course - UK (9-13 Nov 20)

​HI-HEAT is specifically designed for organisations and individuals who are living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments and expect to deal with violent or traumatic incidences. This course both covers everything taught in a HEAT course but integrates psychological support and coping throughout its learning as well as having an extended field. 

16 Nov 2020

4 days - Oxfordshire

HEAT Course - UK (16-19 Nov 20)

​HEAT is specifically designed for organisations and individuals living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments. This course covers personal security preparedness, kidnap avoidance, survival and response and remote field first aid. 

22 Nov 2020

5 days - Amman

HEAT Course - Jordan (22-26 Nov 20)

Jordan HEATs are specifically designed for organisations and individuals living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments in the Middle East. This course is conducted in Amman and is tailored to the context of work in the Middle East covering personal security preparedness, kidnap avoidance, survival and response and remote field first aid. The course is extended by one day from a normal HEAT to facilitate the participation and understanding of those who might not be native English speakers. 

07 Dec 2020

4 days - Oxfordshire

HEAT Course - UK (7-10 Dec 20)

​HEAT is specifically designed for organisations and individuals living and working in challenging, hostile or remote environments. This course covers personal security preparedness, kidnap avoidance, survival and response and remote field first aid. 

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Tailored Courses

When equipping your people with safety and security tools not all courses are created equal. Every organisation is different. Your mission, vision, values, where you work and who you work with will all impact the skills and tools your staff need. Threats vary according to region and culture demands that teaching is context specific. 

Our experts will work with you to tailor courses to the needs of your organisation and we can deliver the training on the ground no matter where in the world you're working. People learn best in their own language and our teachers have experience in delivering in English, French, and Spanish as well as working with translators to ensure understanding. 

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