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Hostile Environment Readiness Training for Team Members

The Foundation-Level Team Member Course for the HERT Package
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Our 3-day Hostile Environment Readiness Training for Team Members (HERT-TM) has been written and designed for personnel from all sectors, including, but not limited to the following: Members of the Military, Law Enforcement, Private Security, International Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), Media Professionals, Relief and Charity Organisations Personnel, Corporate Company Staff and Management, and Oil & Gas Workers who fall under a ‘duty of care’ by their employers.
  • SPG’s Hostile Environment Readiness Training (HERT) Package

    The most advanced and comprehensive Hostile Environment Readiness Training (HERT) Package of its type. Aimed at providing clients with a structured, progressive training programme, Special Projects Group have developed their HERT Programme to cover both a foundation-level, 3-Day Team Member and an Advanced, 2-Day Team Leader course. Designed and written by former Elite Military Unit Operators (Royal Marines Commandos / SFSG), HECPO Team Leaders, and Security Project Managers, the HERT Programme prepares the delegates to effectively live and work in medium, to high-threat, or austere environments.

    About The HERT for Team Members Course

    Performing your daily tasks under often arduous and potentially life-threatening conditions can take its toll on both your mental, and physical wellbeing. Hostile Environment Readiness Training is designed to instil in the course delegate vital and potentially life-saving security protocols, tactics and operational procedures. Teaching delegates how to perform due diligence, practice security protocols, and function at a heightened level of mental awareness is paramount to assisting them in mitigating the risk of a security-related incident.

    Course Information Pack

    A Course Information Pack will be sent to course delegates once they have been booked onto a course and payment made in full. This will detail instructions for joining the course, expectations of behaviour during your time with us at Altcar Training Camp, kit list, ’72-Hour Bag’ details, and a course timetable.

    HERT for Team Members Course Training Environment

    The HERT-TM Course is instructed on-site at Altcar Training Camp, near Merseyside, UK. This is an active UK Military Training Camp, with hundreds of acres of training areas including live-fire ranges, classrooms, accommodation and offices. Course Delegates will be exposed to both a classroom-instructed and outdoor (activities) managed course, with accommodation and meals provided.

    Why Choose The HERT for Team Members Course

    • Most Advanced Course of Its Type: Where an awareness course is not enough, we believe in getting you ready for operating or working in these high-risk environments.
    • Tried & Tested Techniques: Our unique course material has been developed and refined in high-threat environments by highly-experienced security operators, ensuring you are learning tried and tested methods.
    • Comprehensive Coverage: From pre-departure considerations, to planning complex operational requirements our course covers a wide range of relevant subject matter.
    • Ongoing Support: Our Directing Staff will continue to provide assistance and feedback on issues you face throughout the course regardless of circumstance.
    • Expert Directing Staff: Learn from the very best. Our diverse team of highly-experienced Directing Staff bring a wealth of knowledge and practical tips to aid you to excel.

    HERT for Team Members Course Learning Outcomes

    The following are the Learning Outcomes associated with the HERT-TM Course.

    • To provide course delegates with the necessary skills to assist in their risk mitigation of a security-related incident.
    • To instruct the course delegates on how to plan, execute and debrief from daily taskings expected of them in potential high-risk environments.
    • To develop the course delegate’s confidence in facing, managing and resolving stressful situations.
    • To improve teamwork and the course delegates capacity in analysing threats, managing conflict, and conflict resolution.
    • To instruct the course delegates on fundamental subject matter vital to the success and safe-keeping under a duty of care to their fellow team members.

    Who The HERT for Team Members Course Is Aimed At

    The course is aimed at personnel acting as individuals, or part of a team who may find themselves living and working in hostile, or high-threat environments anywhere in the world.

    Available Course Dates for 2024

    The dates below are available for delegates to choose from once they click on the ‘Buy Now’ button located at the top or bottom of this page. You will then be directed to our online Strategic Partner VIRSEC Ltd, where you can select the date (session) and make payment for your course. If you prefer to book via an alternative method, or to make group bookings, please email us at [email protected] and one of our team will contact you.

    • 18th – 20th March 2024
    • 22nd – 24th April 2024
    • 27th – 29th May 2024
    • 24th to 26th June 2024
    • 15th – 17th July 2024
    • 12th – 14th August 2024
    • 23rd – 25th September 2024
    • 21st – 23rd October 2024
    • 25th – 27th November 2024
    • 09th – 11th December 2024

    Training Venue

    The course will be held at the following address:

    Altcar Training Camp
    Hightown
    Merseyside
    Liverpool
    L38 7JE

    NOTE: A detailed Course Joining Pack will be emailed to you in advance of your course.

    Pre-Requisites of Attendance

    There are no pre-requisites for attending this course.

  • HERT-TM Course Subjects

    • Pre-Departure Considerations
    • Introduction to High-Risk Environments
    • Team Member Roles & Responsibilities
    • The Security Triangle
    • Standard Operational Procedures
    • Introduction to Emergency & Contingency Plans
    • ARM-BAR / PLAN
    • Conditions of Mental Awareness / Situational Awareness
    • Cultural Awareness Considerations
    • Threat Assessment & Mitigation
    • Travel Security / Considerations
    • Introduction to Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
    • Stress Management
    • Medical Emergencies & Kits
    • Effective Communications
    • The 72-Hour Bag
    • Managing Confrontation

    Practical Exercises

    Course delegates will also be required to take part in an overnight exercise utilising skills instructed for:
    • Securing an Emergency Site
    • Establishing Shelter & Preparing Emergency Food
    • Managing & Resolving Stress-Induced Situations
    • Provision of Emergency First Aid
    • Navigating to a Safe Extraction Point