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Approximately 85% of security incidents involving aid workers and journalists are experienced by local staff; those living and working in their home country. They often become victims of violence as a result of their employment, associations and mission.
As employers become increasingly aware of this, and the duty of care owed to their local staff, so the demand to provide them with risk appropriate training has grown.
Over the past 5 years ILS has delivered Personal Safety Awareness Training (PSAT) to local staff in 54 countries.
This programme is developed as an organisational specific training. It is tailored to their mandate and mission and considers the operational realities, and threats, in their environment. It is also developed around the facilities that they are able to make available locally, such as vehicles, communications equipment and locally available ‘props’.
Delivered in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish, the training is normally delivered at the offices of the client commissioning the training (or at another local venue) for around 20 people. We employ learning methodologies that are culturally appropriate to the audience, whilst maintaining the same learning objectives that are central to ILS’ SAFA training.
PSAT is a great alternative to HEAT training. Where finance, geography, time and staff numbers prohibit a larger, simulation based learning event, PSAT offers a robust, risk appropriate learning event that will equip your local staff with the skills they need to deliver your programmes safely.
At the end of this training, delegates will be able to:
• Conduct a context analysis and a personal travel risk assessment • Explain their personal appetites and thresholds of risk • Describe measures that reduce personal and team vulnerability to a range of aggressive, ballistic, blast, criminal, psychological and vehicular threats • Describe actions to take in the event of an incident occurring to reduce its impact • List key protective equipment that can be used to increase personal safety • Demonstrate how to communicate effectively during a critical incident.
The training is appropriate for local staff of all levels.