As a security or defence professional, you understand the importance of being prepared for any situation. Whether operating in high-risk environments, responding to emergencies, or protecting critical assets, you need to be able to minimize the risk of harm to yourself and others while carrying out your responsibilities. That's where Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) comes in.

Our HEAT program is specifically designed for security and defence professionals and covers a range of topics that are critical for operating safely and effectively in high-risk environments. 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 minimise their risk of harm and to carry out their responsibilities with confidence.


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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 a security or defence professional looking to improve your safety and effectiveness in potentially hostile environments, look no further. Our HEAT program is the right choice for you. Don't wait, invest in your safety and success today!

What does the HEAT course Give YOU?

Security and defence professionals 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 minimize harm.

Our HEAT training program is designed to give security and defence 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
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What Our HEAT Course Can Provide You

Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) for security and defence professionals is designed to provide individuals 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 minimize the risk of harm to personnel and ensure that security and defence operations are carried out safely and securely.

HEAT for security and defence professionals 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.

Security and defence operations: Participants learn about the specific requirements and procedures for conducting security and defence operations 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 operations.

HEAT programs for security and defence professionals 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 security and defence organization, 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 Security and Defence 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.