What would you do?: 2. Street Protest.

Posted 19 Aug 2019

In the next part of our series of scenario-based aide-memoires from our Risk Advisory and Training team, we look at what to do if you encounter a street protest that takes place while working in the field.

What would you do?: 1. Road Traffic Accident in the field.

Posted 17 Jul 2019

In the first in a new series of scenario-based aide-memoires from our Risk Advisory and Training team, we look at what to do if involved in a Road Traffic Accident that takes place while working in the field.

FREE RESOURCE: Cyclone Idai Response Toolkit

Posted 22 Mar 2019

As humanitarian organisations prepare to respond to the current Cyclone Idai crisis, ILS have put together a short, context specific toolkit to support preparation and deployment of staff to an active disaster zone.

FREE RESOURCE: Higher Education and the Travel Risk Paradox

Posted 02 Aug 2018

Based on our work within the higher education sector, we recognise the challenges facing universities today. We have developed '10 Easy Wins' for our HEI clients to build a pragmatic and supportive travel safety culture.

FREE RESOURCE: Key Principles of Crisis Management

Posted 01 Aug 2018

On Monday the 11th of June, at the end of the first day of a SAFA training programme, a fire broke out at the hotel and conference centre that we have been working in since 2015. 

Having so recently been faced with our own crisis at ILS, our Risk Advisory team has put together a thought piece focussed on the fundamentals of managing crises.

ILS Privacy Policy

Posted 23 May 2018

We have an updated Privacy Policy that complies with the EU GDPR legislation, this will be kept under review and updated as necessary.

FREE RESOURCE: 12 steps to a Stronger Security Culture ​

Posted 14 May 2018

Our Risk Advisory Team are retained by a number of NGOs and Universities, to support in the delivery of a robust approach to risk management.

We see it as a critical element in the management of safety and security, turning Paper into Practise. But we understand its not straightforward, especially if you've not had to do it before! 

So, we have developed a free guide. '12 steps to Building an Organisational Culture that is conscious about Safety & Security'


Posted 11 May 2018

We are extremely excited to announce that we are now taking bookings for our SAFA (HEAT) programme in the USA (near DC) from this Summer!

The programme will be led by Michael O’Neill, former Director of Global Safety and Security with Save the Children International, and as ever will be delivered
'by humanitarians, for humanitarians'. 

Consultant Trainers

Posted 27 Sep 2017

We are seeking to expand our pool of training consultants to deliver our suite of learning programmes to our clients around the world. We are looking for men and women able to deliver learning programmes in English, French or Arabic.

Made to Care - Commentary on the Dennis vs. NRC verdict

Posted 01 Jul 2017

In November 2015 NRC were found to be Grossly Negligent in the case brought against them by Steve Dennis following his kidnapping in Dadaab, Kenya. The case is sure to have repurcussions for the aid indutsry, and in this blog post we offer ILS' commentary on the findings. 

Kidnapping HEAT Map

Posted 01 Jul 2017

This HEAT map shows the location of kidnapping events affecting aid workers around the world between 2009 - 2014

World Humanitarian Summit Commitments

Posted 01 Jul 2017

The first ever World Humanitarian Summit is taking place in Turkey, 24-25th May 2016. ILS has been very actively involved in preparations for WHS, trying to get aid worker safety, security and wellbeing to feature more prominently on the agenda. In recognition of the need to create a strong voice around these issues we approached EISF to support our efforts. As a result we have galvanised support from humanitarian security risk management stakeholders globally to develop 2 commitments which we hope to present at a Leaders RoundTable.

Road Traffic Collisions

Posted 01 Jul 2017

Information sheet jointly produced by ILS and InterHealth Worldwide on avoiding, responding to and recovering from Road Traffic Collisions

Kidnap Preparedness

Posted 01 Jul 2017

Is your organisation ready to deal with the reality of a member of the team being taken hostage? We have developed this free one page checklist of actions to take so that your organisation is prepared to respond should the worst happen.

Essential Travel Documents

Posted 01 Jul 2017

Information sheet and checklist jointly produced by ILS and InterHealth Worldwide on documents needed for travel 


Posted 01 Jul 2017

Information sheet jointly produced by ILS and InterHealth Worldwide on avoiding, responding to and recovering from Carjacking

Sexual Harassment and Violence

Posted 01 Jul 2017

Guidance sheet on the prevention of sexual harrassment and violence

Managing Stress in Humanitarian Aid Workers

Posted 01 Jul 2017

Guidelines for Good Practice: Managing Stress in Humanitarian Workers produced by the Antares Foundation (https://www.antaresfoundation.org). Also available in Arabic, French, Spanish and Albanian from their website.

Travelling with Medication

Posted 01 Jul 2017

Do you know if the medicines you need are legal in the country you are travelling to, do they require any special storage requirements, how large a supply can you get from your Doctor in your home country and are your medicines available in the country you are visiting? 

This guidance sheet produced by our partner InterHealth, gives information on what to do if you need to take medicines with you when you travel internationally.

Responding to Sexual Assault

Posted 01 Jul 2017

This information sheet, produced by our partner InterHealth, contains information & guidance on medical & psychological support for those who have been sexually assaulted. It is intended for those who have responsibility for staff such as HR, security managers & field managers.

UK Threat Level for International Terrorism

Posted 01 Jul 2017

In the wake of the Terrorist attack in Manchester, the UK government has increased the Threat Level for International Terrorism to it highest level. The attached document offers some guidance for organisations with staff and premises in the UK on actions to take and measures to implement in response to the change.

Intelli-Trip Press Release Image

Posted 01 Jun 2017