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An intensive professional development training course on

The Importance of
Situational Awareness

Minimizing Individual and Organizational
Risk Exposure through tactical Situational Awareness

Why Choose this Training Course?

This Importance of Situational Awareness Training course has been developed because of the increase of terrorist and criminal activities across continents. As individuals and businesses, on a personal level there has never been a more demanding need to become situationally aware whilst at work or travelling at home or abroad.

The importance of situational awareness cannot be dismissed — being aware of one’s surroundings and identifying potential threats and dangerous situations is more of a required mindset than a physical skill set only practiced by military or law enforcement agencies. The Importance of Situational Awareness training course will provide the delegates with proven, pragmatic knowledge that will help ensure the learner is more likely to survive a kidnapping or active shooter incident, this course will also cover Travel Safety and Journey Management.

Regardless of your safety and security experience, this course will help you become more aware of risks in an Active Shooter incident and what you can do to protect yourself and your organization from them.

This AZTech training course will feature:

  • Understanding what Situational Awareness can do for you
  • Techniques to avoid becoming a “Victim “
  • Avoiding Kidnap & Ransom scenarios
  • Identifying and protecting yourself against an Active Shooter
  • Travel safety and journey management principles

What are the Goals?

The training course on Situational Awareness aims to help participants to develop the following critical objectives:

  • Situational Awareness knowledge and techniques
  • 1st Responders and Situational Awareness
  • Activities and mindsets for increasing Situational Awareness
  • Using effective intuition and instinct for Situational awareness
  • Awareness and response using indicators for potential threats
  • Be proactive with Travel Safety and Security
  • Understanding and implement safe journey management practices for your employees.

Who is this Training Course for?

This program is appropriate for first responders working in environments that are high-risk, high-consequence, time-compressed with changing conditions/information.

This AZTech training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • 1st Responders (Government)
  • Security Officers
  • EMTs & Paramedics
  • Organizational Training Officers
  • HSE Managers and Supervisors
  • Incident Commanders
  • Civilian Management
  • Organizational Emergency Managers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This Situational Awareness training course will combine presentations with instructor-guided interactive discussions between participants relating to their individual interests. Practical exercises, video material and case studies aiming at stimulating these discussions and providing maximum benefit to the participants will support the formal presentation sessions.

Above all, the course leader will make extensive use of case examples and case studies of issues in which he has been personally involved.

The Course Content

Day One: Understanding Situational Awareness

  • Understanding Situational Awareness – from perspectives of 1st Responders
  • Creating a Security Awareness and Response Culture
  • Understanding the human behaviour
  • Topics of understanding and reason
  • Body language and warning signs
  • Making the correct impact decisions that will mitigate the situation


Day Two: Conditional Behavior

  • Cooper’s Conditions – Alertness Levels – how to become alert through colour coding
  • Scenario-based application
  • Reading Body Language
  • Behaviour Management
  • Phycology and its impact on individuals during situations
  • Communication of Warning Signs
  • Reading Emotional Cues and responding


Day Three: Threats of K&R – Kidnap and Ransom

  • Conduct after capture
  • Crisis management
  • Kidnappers’ tactics
  • Prevention training and contingency planning
  • Responding to a kidnap
  • Security awareness
  • Surveillance awareness
  • Practical scenario experience


Day Four: Threats of an Active Shooter

  • The “Run-Hide-Fight” strategy
  • Profiling an active shooter
  • Predicting and analysis of potential security breaches – being Proactive!
  • Communication of key information to 1st Responders
  • Basic Self Defense Techniques during an active shooter incident
  • Preparedness & Prevention during workplace violence 


Day Five: Travel Safety and Journey Management

  • Introduction to Travel Safety
  • Journey Management
  • Security Implementation
  • Awareness of risks
  • Management of travel
  • Review

The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the training course

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