Inspectorates and agencies play a critical role in maintaining safety and security in various industries and sectors. However, they often operate in hazardous 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 inspectorates and agency workers a comprehensive understanding of the risks they may face in a hostile environment, and how to respond appropriately.

This includes training in:

  • Threat assessment and risk management
  • Personal security and self-defence
  • Emergency first aid and medical response
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Journey Management and Planning
  • Cultural awareness
  • Communication


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

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 inspectorates and agency workers, and supporting them in their mission to maintain safety and security in their respective industries and sectors. By equipping these workers with the skills and knowledge they need to operate safely and effectively, we can help them carry out their important work with confidence while testing corporate policies and procedures to identify potential mitigating circumstances.

What does the HEAT course Give YOU?

Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) for inspectorates and agencies is designed to equip personnel with the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary to carry out their duties in potentially hostile or high-risk environments. The goal of HEAT is to minimise the risk of harm to personnel and ensure that they are able to carry out their responsibilities in a safe and effective manner while reducing corporate mitigation by testing policies and procedures.

HEAT for inspectorates and agencies 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.

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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.

Operations: Participants learn about the specific requirements and procedures for conducting inspections and investigations in potentially hostile environments, including how to protect evidence, how to interview witnesses, and how to handle sensitive information.

HEAT programs for inspectorates and agencies 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 agency or inspectorate, as well as the operating environment.

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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 Inspectorate and Agencies 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.