The nature of civilian crisis interventions often requires staff to operate in unstable and insecure environments. Even though an armed conflict may have not yet occurred or hostilities have ceased, there may be periods of unrest caused by uncontrolled elements making use of the current unstable situation in the host country or the settlement of the conflict. Therefore, certain patterns of security awareness and behaviour must be part of the toolbox of each civilian expert.
H.E.A.T Training is crucial for anyone working in risk-associated, insecure or hostile environments. Accordingly, the training endeavours to provide comprehensive coverage of the relevant issues in this area and is designed to put participants in stressful situations, preparing them for worst-case scenarios. Essential classroom theory is complemented by simulations of real-life situations.