Safe Travel Course

Aim of the course:

Do you need to travel to unsafe areas in Africa, Latin America, The Middle East or Asia? And you want to be prepared for anything that might happen during your stay? Our Safe Travel Course prepares you for handling robberies, car jacking, corruption and other sorts of security risks you may encounter.

In this course you learn and practice the competences to enhance your safety and securety in difficult circumstances. The course increases your personal and professional effectiveness in potentially dangerous situations.  As a result you will feel safer and more secure when travelling and working abroad. This course is a vital part to improve your travel risk management.


Strong emphasis on interactive and practical exercises with a professional training actor. We ensure a challenging but safe learning environment.

Security Awareness
Working and travelling in insecure areas requires good analysis of context and threats. This analysis is crucial in taking realistic and appropriate security measures. The Security Awareness module is based on the “Circle of Security”, an easy-to-use tool to assess dangerous environments.

In this interactive session you will have the opportunity to discuss the practical steps to work safely in risk areas and improve your travel security. You will learn the basics of security and will exercise the key points of this module in case studies. These case studies are the starting point for the rest of the course.

Participants will learn the following:

        • Context Analysis; what is the impact of my work and how does that affect my safety? How does the environment I work in influence my security?
        • Risk Assessment; what are the threats that can cause me or my colleagues harm? How can I assess the risk I am facing in a certain environment?
        • Risk Reducing Strategies; how can I reduce risk by adopting the right strategy: acceptance, protection and/or deterrence?
        • Standard Operation Procedures; you learn how SOPs can enhance your safety. SOPs we discuss are: Communications, Vehicle Travel and Movement, Site Security, Staff Health and Welfare, Financial and Information Security.
        • Contingency planning; you learn how to work with emergency plans. If all things go wrong, what do you do?
        • Incident reporting; how to do you inform your organisation if an incident occurs?

Dealing with Aggression
In this module you learn how to lower the stress level of the aggressor and yourself through controlling your own emotions and non-verbal behaviour. This increases your chance of surviving the situation. This module is highly interactive and makes use of an aggression actor during practical exercises.
Participants will learn the following:

        • Types of aggression and differences between emotional and instrumental aggression
        • Dealing with supercilious bureaucrats, carjacking and robbery
        • Recognising dangerous situations
        • Staying calm when confronted with aggression
        • Influencing the stress level of the aggressor with your personal behaviour
        • Negotiating your way out of a situation