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: 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. 

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.

Essential Travel Documents

Posted 01 Jul 2017

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