4 Day Intensive High Risk HEFAT Course

Course Overview

This initial 4-day Intensive High Risk HEFAT® course is our flagship course. Originally designed for front line media workers, it has now become our most popular course, attended by a wide range of clients including:

  • News gathering and Production media
  • NGO’s and humanitarian workers
  • Oil and Gas Workers
  • Independent Travellers
  • Anyone who lives, works or travels in volatile areas worldwide.
  • Companies who wish to fulfil their Duty of Care obligations for staff deployed to High Risk areas overseas

This is an intensive 4-day residential course held at Blue Mountain’s training facility near London. Available elsewhere, on request.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction to Risk Assessment
  • First Aid (includes CPR & AED)
  • Ballistic threats
  • Mines/ IED’s
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Emergency ‘Grab’ Bags and First Aid Kits
  • Route Planning
  • Vehicle Security
  • Car-jacking
  • Checkpoints
  • Personal Safety
  • Sexual Violence
  • Civil Disturbances and Riots
  • Kidnap and Abduction
  • Other subjects may be added
  • Convoys

Course Dates

Course Fees

Blue Mountain’s Hostile Environment First Aid Training (HEFAT®) courses are quoted on a case by case basis; please contact us with your specific requirements. As a minimum, our fee includes:

  • Blue Mountain’s Hostile Environment First Aid Training (HEFAT®) certification (valid for three years) plus, if required, a HABC Level 3 Emergency First Aid At Work (RQF) certificate, also valid for three years
  • Before expiry of your HEFAT® certificate, you can attend the 2-day Refresher course to renew your certificate for a further 3 years. Please ask for further details.


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