H.E.A.T (Hostile Environment Awareness Training)

In today’s business environment, employers must ensure that their key personnel and other senior management are able to operate in a safe and secure environment, both at home and abroad. Many foreign companies have recognised the opportunities need to expand their operations into emerging countries, especially those situated on the African continent. The continent’s vast oil and gas reserves, valuable mineral deposits, vital precious metals and massive government-sponsored infrastructure projects have meant that Africa provides a multitude of opportunities for new business and profits.

Yet, whilst the potential for profits is high, companies should understand the risks they face when operating in Africa. The continent is plagued by political instability, endemic corruption, inadequate rule of law and prone to devastating natural disasters. Also, the economic and political instability of many of the 55 countries on the continent suggests that companies are obliged to exercise proper duty of care in respect of their employees.

To assist these companies with realising their duty of care obligations, we provide a three-day H.E.A.T. course. The course is designed to equip employees and contractors alike with the skills set to operate with confidence in any hostile environment. Such an environment is defined as one in which the risks of loss of life, limb and liberty are high.

So, when sending your key personnel to such hostile environments, why not equip them with the knowledge and skills set of how to operate effectively, and without Head Office assistance? Empower them to handle emergency situations (whether caused by bombs, mines, kidnappings, sectarian violence, tribalism, State-sponsored terrorism or natural disasters) in a proactive and effective manner. Their lives, and your company’s reputation, may just rely on the actions they take.

Our three-day H.E.A.T. course provides your staff with the following skills and benefits:

  • Psychology of survival – mental resilience
  • Preparedness – be equipped
  • Range work – fight back
  • Emergency medicine – save lives
  • Technical counter measures – maintain confidentiality
  • Survival exercises – practical experience

For more information contact Howard Griffiths on +27 82 449 0317 or howard@griffithsonline.co.za