As an organisation that has humanitarian aid workers or charity professionals, you understand the importance of providing aid and support to those in need, no matter the circumstances. Whether working in conflict zones, natural disasters, or other high-risk environments, you need your people and volunteers to be able to do their job while minimising the risk. That's where Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) comes in.

Our HEAT program is specifically designed for humanitarian aid workers and charity professionals and covers a range of topics that are critical for operating safely and effectively in high-risk environments including identification of potential gaps in policy and procedure that can mitigate corporate risk. From understanding the security threat to personal security measures, from emergency response procedures to cultural awareness, our program provides participants with the knowledge and skills they need to carry out their responsibilities with confidence and a reduction of risk.


After working with us you will know whether your policies and procedures are aligned with your employees knowledge which will enable you to know you are keeping your employees safe
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Why Our training is different

What sets our HEAT program apart is its focus on practical, real-world scenarios. Our program is delivered through a combination of classroom-based training, practical exercises, and scenario-based simulations that help participants develop the skills they need to respond to real-world challenges.

So if you're an employer of humanitarian aid workers or charity professionals looking to improve your safety and effectiveness in potentially hostile environments and to identify if there are any gaps through complacency or lack of understanding look no further. Our HEAT program is the right choice for you. Don't wait, invest in your organisational safety and success today!

What does the HEAT course Give YOU?

Humanitarian and charity workers often operate in challenging and unpredictable environments, where unexpected events can pose a threat to their safety. Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) is essential for equipping these workers with the knowledge and skills they need to respond to dangerous situations and minimise harm.

Our HEAT training program is designed to give humanitarian and charity workers a comprehensive understanding of the risks they may face in a hostile environment, and how to respond appropriately.

HEAT for humanitarian and charity workers typically covers the following topics:

Understanding the security threat: Participants learn about the nature of security threats and the factors that contribute to them, such as local politics, social and cultural norms, and criminal activity.

Personal security: Participants learn about personal security measures, such as how to maintain a low profile, how to avoid attracting attention, and how to recognize and respond to potential security incidents.


Emergency response: Participants learn about emergency response procedures, including how to evacuate a building, how to secure a perimeter, and how to communicate with local authorities.

Cultural awareness: Participants learn about the cultural and social norms of the communities in which they will be working, and how to interact with local populations in a culturally sensitive manner.

Health and safety: Participants learn about health and safety issues, such as the risks associated with infectious diseases, and how to take appropriate precautions to minimize these risks.

Aid delivery: Participants learn about the specific requirements for delivering aid and assistance in potentially hostile environments, including how to manage security risks, how to communicate with stakeholders, and how to minimize the impact of security incidents on aid delivery.

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What Our HEAT Course Can Provide You

HEAT programs for humanitarian and charity workers are usually delivered through a combination of classroom-based training, practical exercises, and scenario-based simulations. The content and delivery of HEAT programs may vary depending on the specific needs and requirements of the humanitarian or charity organization, as well as the operating environment

Our experienced trainers use real-life scenarios and simulations to give participants hands-on experience in dealing with emergency situations. We also provide ongoing support and resources to help participants maintain their skills and knowledge. Investing in HEAT training is a critical step towards ensuring the safety and well-being of humanitarian and charity workers, and supporting them in their mission to provide assistance and support to those in need.

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ATR's HEAT (Hostile Environment Awareness Training) courses are designed to provide individuals and organizations with the skills and knowledge to operate safely and effectively in high-risk environments.

These courses are continuously ongoing, with up to 4 running at the same time, and take place every week. ATR can train from a single person up to 48 attendees in each course, ensuring that everyone receives personalized attention and hands-on experience.

For humanitarian aid workers or charity professionals ATR's HEAT courses can equip you with the necessary skills to manage risks and operate confidently in challenging environments.

Once you have completed a course you will be better equipped, as examples:

  • Operationally ready to tackle any situation.
  • Confidence in your planning and contingency.
  • Identification of potential gaps in policy and procedure.
  • Improved awareness of current local and global, threats, risks and hazards.
  • Empowered to go anywhere in the world safely.