Humanitarian Security Education Services

Humanitarian Security Education Services

Trident Manor personnel have undertaken educational and training support services all over the world.

Our services are client and location specific and are designed to enable operational activities to be undertaken but in a safe risk environment where dangers are known and understood allowing informed decisions to be made.

Below are some of the programmes that Trident Manor offers to humanitarian organisations both in the UK and internationally:

Operating in Difficult Environments: By default, most countries that require humanitarian support fall into the category of ‘difficult environments’. The programme combines presentations with practical exercises that assist and support the delegates understanding of the risks that can exist and steps that can be taken to ensure personal safety and security.

The programme is aimed at humanitarian workers with limited exposure to international operational experience or for those who have not been overseas for a number of years. As far as possible the programme is tailored to the likely risks that will be faced by the delegates in their place of deployment.

PSSW™ (Personal Safety & Security Workshop): Many locally engaged staff are exposed to greater dangers than their expatriate colleagues and are at an increased risk of violence, including sexual, threats and intimidation. The programme helps delegates identify and proactively avoid conflict instead of having to resort to conflict management which means a conflict situation already exists. Organisations sending staff on this workshop can be confident they are giving staff valuable personal security skills but are also demonstrating a proactive approach to duty of care obligations.

Workplace Violence Workshop: Humanitarian organisations are not immune from workplace violence, which includes sexual violence, intimidation and abuse. The impacts on individuals, teams and overall morale can be devastating. The workshop helps delegates understand the threats that exist whether internal or external and provides sensible solutions for managing and mitigating their impact. By increasing the levels of awareness organisations can be more proactive at protecting their staff and minimising their exposure to operational disruption and reputational damage.

Specialist Security Defensive Driving Programme: This is an advanced programme where there are increased levels of security risks or hostilities. It can be delivered pre-deployment or in-country of operations. Levels of driver competence are increased under stressful situations and advanced levels of awareness regarding in-country threats provided. The programme also delivers scenario based competencies that are ‘RtI’ related (Reaction to Incidents) including self-recovery, vehicle hijacking and ambush scenarios.

Situational Awareness Training: This programme is suitable for all humanitarian organisations staff. The training increases levels of awareness about what is normal activity and what may be an indication of something else happening. From a personal security perspective this training enables potential threatening situations to be identified and proactive steps taken to avoid any harmful or conflict situation.

Hostile Environment Training: This is a specialist programme that is client specific and tailored around the in-country risks and activities being undertaken by the organisation. Until Trident Manor is assured that the support mechanisms exist for the travellers and the risks have been adequately assessed no training will be provided. (Whilst Trident Manor provides education and training services it is first and foremost a security, risk and crisis management consultancy. If the traveller is going to be exposed to unnecessary dangers, without adequate support we will not be a party to that endangerment.) All enquiries regarding our hostile environment training should be sent to the Managing Director, andy.davis@tridentmanor.com

For further details about these or any other training and educational services offered to the humanitarian sector please contact us.