Alison had stepped outside of a Cape Town night club to clear her head after a night of drinking and dancing. She was alone but only needed a few moments of fresh air before going back inside. A man approached her and suddenly started touching her inappropriately. Alison could have panicked, frozen in place and become a victim. Instead, remembering her training, she did what is known as the “Trident” – and it saved her life. The best part of the Trident is that it is a simple self-defence technique anyone can master. We have taught the Trident to male and female delegates with great success.
Scott O’Grady was flying a peacekeeping mission over Bosnia in June 1995. His F16 jet was hit by a missile and he ejected. On landing, he grabbed his bail-out bag and survived for a week behind enemy lines. The contents of that bail-out bag saved him until he was rescued by US Marines. An explanation of these contents and other survival items are shared and practiced on our hostile environment awareness training H.E.A.T. courses.
The two examples above are from different scenarios but both reflect difficulties handled well under pressure.
Could you survive such difficulties without the necessary H.E.A.T. course? Do you believe that you would rise to the occasion and overcome such difficulties; or do you realise that you would more likely succeed if you had attended a H.E.A.T. course?
Every employer has a Duty of Care (DoC) responsibility to its staff and contractors working on the company premises. However, this responsibility extends beyond the physical workplace when staff travel abroad on company business. Then, your staff represent the company brand. If their travel experience exposes them to the risk of loss of life, liberty or limb, then they can sue their employer for negligence.
So, every employer must ensure that their corporate travellers have the necessary skillset and knowledge to avoid preventable death, detention or bodily damage.
Zero Foundation Africa teaches this skillset during our two-day H.E.A.T. courses. We run H.E.A.T. courses throughout South Africa to equip employees with the confidence to operate in any hostile environment. For more details of these courses CLICK HERE for more information.