Oil and gas professionals often work in remote and challenging 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 minimize harm.

Our HEAT training program is designed to give oil and gas professionals 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
  • Cultural awareness and communication in hostile environments


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 oil and gas professionals, and supporting them in their mission to extract and produce the energy that drives our world.

What does the HEAT course Give YOU?

Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) is a program designed to provide individuals working in the oil and gas industry with the necessary knowledge, skills, and understanding to operate safely and effectively in high-risk and potentially hostile environments. The primary objective of HEAT is to minimise the risk of harm to personnel and minimise the potential impact of security incidents on operations and to reduce mitigating circumstances to organisations policies and procedures.

HEAT typically covers a range of topics, including:
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.

HEAT programs 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 oil and gas industry, 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 oil and gas 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.