HEAT and RE-HEAT

The overall objective of the Hazardous Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) course is to prepare participants to understand and react to safety and security incidents in hostile or hazardous environments. The overall objective of the re-HEAT course is to refresh the knowledge and skills of participants, who have previously participated in HEAT.
 
 

The HEAT course is designed for participants with a wide range of backgrounds and occupations, and with hostile environment experience ranging from none to significant. Participants will be trained to recognize and mitigate potential threats and respond appropriately to various safety and security incidents. During the HEAT course you will learn techniques on how to "take control of chaos" through classroom sessions and practical exercises. The training courses are based on our experiences and knowledge of managing an international humanitarian organization with over 4500 employees working in 35 countries around the world.

Pre-screening of training needs, close mentoring and follow-up with every participant ensures that he/she is able to understand and react appropriately to risks and security threats.

Safety and security training of the Danish Refugee Council focus on how to stay and operate, rather than on how and when to leave. Proactive and non-aggressive measures form the basis of the Danish Refugee Council’s approach to safety and security, and thus the HEAT training.

Re-HEAT – Refresher of Hazardous Environment Awareness Training

The overall objective of the Refresher of Hazardous Environment Awareness Training (Re-HEAT) is to re-prepare participants to understand and react to safety and security incidents in hostile or hazardous environments.

The two-day course is designed for participants who has previously completed a HEAT and need a refresher of their knowledge and skills. The training is an opportunity for professionals to reflect on experiences with Hazardous environment Awareness since completing the HEAT.  Re-HEAT participants come with a wide range of backgrounds and occupations, however they have prior experience from the HEAT training in common. Participants will be re-trained to recognize and mitigate potential threats and respond appropriately to various safety and security incidents. During the Re-HEAT course you will learn techniques on how to "take control of chaos" through classroom sessions and practical exercises. The training courses are based on our experiences and knowledge of managing an international humanitarian organization with over 4500 employees working in 35 countries around the world.

Pre-screening of training needs, close mentoring and follow-up with every participant ensures that he/she can understand and react appropriately to risks and security threats.

Safety and security training of the Danish Refugee Council focus on how to stay and operate, rather than on how and when to leave. Proactive and non-aggressive measures form the basis of the Danish Refugee Council’s approach to safety and security, and thus the Re-HEAT training.

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Disclaimer: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, DRC has made adjustments to its HEAT courses to prevent the spread of the virus. This means that there are fewer spaces available per course and that all participants are required to follow DRC’s COVID-19 restriction rules and safety risk management. There is also a risk that HEAT courses may be relocated or cancelled by DRC as the pandemic continues to unfold. Participants are responsible for knowing their travel restrictions and informing DRC if they are unable to attend a course due to changing circumstances in the pandemic. When a participant fails to attend a training, even because of Covid-19 restrictions, the risk is carried by the attendant and  DRC normal cancellation policy applies. Therefore please make timely assessment of your ability to attend the training and onward travel to your next destination.