Our Hostile Environment Awareness Training course prepares participants to operate safely and effectively in a diverse range of challenging environments globally.

Hostile Environment and First Aid Training (HEFAT)

Our 3 day Hostile Environment and First Aid Training courses are designed to prepare personnel who will be travelling to or living in hazardous and remote fragile environments. This innovative course combines classroom based theory with relevant practical scenarios, many of which are based on real life experiences.

On completion of the course, personnel will be able to recognise and avoid threats to their safety, enabling them to operate effectively in challenging situations.


Module 1 (Day 1): QNUK Level 3 Award In Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF):

Generic Learning Objectives:

  • Scene Survey
  • Basic Life Support 
  • Primary and Secondary Survey
  • Recovery Position
  • Causes of Unconsciousness 
  • CPR 
  • Defibrillator (AED)
  • Choking
  • Bleeding and Wound Management 
  • Minor Burns
  • Shock Management
Hostile Environment Medical Enhancements: 
  • Catastrophic Haemorrhage Control
  • Use of Tourniquet
  • Major Burns
  • Fractures
  • Health and Wellbeing

Module 2 (Day 2 and 3) Hostile Environment Training:

Generic Learning Objectives:

  • Country Specific Security Overview
  • Threat and Risk Mitigation Workshop
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Situational Awareness
  • International Travel 
  • Journey Management
  • Residence and Hotel Security Awareness
  • Personal Security Awareness 
  • Vehicle Security and Car Jacking Techniques
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Emergency Equipment, Clothing and use of a Grab Bag
  • Working alongside Close Protection Officers and Armoured Vehicles
  • Use of Locally Employed Guides or Drivers
  • Checkpoint Awareness
  • Weapons Effects and Use of Cover
  • Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) 
  • Suicide Bomber  
  • Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) Recognition
  • Mine Awareness
  • Minefield Extraction Drills from Vehicle and on Foot
  • Kidnap, Loss of Liberty and Survival Techniques
  • Active Attack
  • Basic Navigation Techniques  
  • Practical Scenario Training

In addition to the HEFAT course, we can also provide Hostile Environment Driver Training:

  • One Day: Off-Road Driving Techniques over Varying Terrains, Incorporating Vehicle Self-Recovery Drills

And / OR

  • One Day:  Instinctive, Defensive and Evasive Driving Techniques.

    Our Training Team

    Our training team predominately consists of former UK military Special Forces personnel who bring a mix of operational expertise and professional teaching qualifications to the design and delivery of our courses

    Course fees and Dates

  • Available on application
  • Please complete the course enquiry form or call us on (+44) 01989 550325 for further information on prices and advice

    Our Facilities

    Training takes place at our dedicated facility in Herefordshire but can also be conducted anywhere in the world depending on client requirements.