“Empowering your people through real world training"
Protect yourself, family members and your staff by learning how to travel safely, diffuse conflicts and deal confidently with threatening situations.
Staff Defence offers an effective Level 3 Award in Hostile Environment Awareness Training course which has been developed from lessons learnt over the years of operating and living in hostile areas.
Our training venue is at Pippingford Park Manor, Nutley, Uckfield, where we have a large classroom and a large rural training area with a specialist role play location for real world scenarios.
We can travel to suitable locations to conduct our training courses, both nationally and internationally.
We are a specialist training company in Hostile Environment Awareness Training, Travel Safety, First Aid and Personal Safety.
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Staff Defence has taught a number of Savills staff their Personal Safety Foundation course and the feedback has consistently been excellent from all who took part. I’m more than satisfied that our staff are now well equipped with essential knowledge and will know how to protect themselves if needed. The learning objectives were clearly stated and were definitely achieved. The quality of course materials and visual aids were good and I can’t thank the trainers enough for their hard work, their ways of teaching are very effective. The course was not only informative but it was thoroughly enjoyable for all, I’d recommend to anyone.
Here are some of the comments received from other Savills’ staff:
“Very enjoyable and informative, thank you.”
“Very informative, I ultimately will feel safer and know what to do. Thank you.”
“Great instructors, very well taught.”
“Wish it was longer”
I found the HEAT training to go above and beyond my expectations. I have taken part in several different first aid and safety courses in different capacities, this one proved to me that until you are in a simulated environment you will never truly know how much you have learnt and how best to apply it. Steve and his team strike an excellent balance or realism and pressure without compromising on safety in any way. The days are structured well to keep you busy and offer lots of time to ask specific questions and to spend more time in certain practical areas. I have learn some skills that I hope I never have to use and some I will certainly be using in both my day to day work and while working in problematic locations.
A group of female colleagues and I recently met with Steve and his team for a self-defence class. My preconception of a self-defence class was about learning how to throw your attacker over your shoulder and body slam them to the ground! Oh, how wrong could I be. We were taught that martial arts/boxing techniques are useless when it comes to self-defence. It takes years to practice and perfect and in a real life threatening situation, these techniques go out the window (even for someone highly trained). Instead we were taught all about the acupuncture pressure points and how by applying continued pressure in the form of downward sweeping movements we could cause pain to the attacker which is more effective than a punch to the face. We didn’t just learn what to do in the event of being attacked, the guys highlighted how we could reduce the risk of getting into a potential threatening situation and being more aware of our surroundings. A lot of it was common sense but things that we had just not thought about. The guys made the half-day session very entertaining which helped create a fun environment to learn and take in and retain the information. We practiced in pairs and learnt how effective it would be. We came away having learnt so much and we feel better equipped should we ever have the misfortune of being faced by an attacker.
I just wanted to pass on my gratitude for the excellent training that both Pete and Steve delivered to our Personal Safety Trainers. Their knowledge of how to adapt our current techniques and make them more relevant and workable meant that everyone benefited from their expertise. The training was a real eye opener and really hit home that you do not have to be particularly strong or aggressive to turn situations to your advantage. Their awareness of public perception surrounding police use of force was constantly threaded throughout the day and made the training relevant to our needs. The techniques were very effective (the screams and bruises are testament to this) and were delivered with good humour and in a relaxed manner. Instructors are still talking about the training day two weeks on. Both Pete and Steve are very humble, highly skilled individuals who are an asset to Staff Defence. The training that they provide needs to be experienced, it really does work!
We send a number of our staff, sometimes alone, to remote areas of the world, often making long journeys. Through their isolation they are potentially at risk of something untoward occurring. They do a good job for us and anything we can do to help ensure their safety during their travels is worthwhile. The course that Staff Defence presents helps our staff to be aware of the dangers that exist and gives simple procedures to follow to avoid situations escalating or to protect themselves if they did. Our staff have enjoyed it and gained confidence from it. We consider it to be the least we can do to support them in their efforts to remain safe during their travels.
We have used Staff Defence for hostile environment training and self-defence classes. Their courses are world-class and versatile, carried out by extremely experienced and professional trainers with deep knowledge of global and domestic security issues. The training has equipped us with the confidence to plan and carry out communications work in fragile states and post-conflict settings, plus a strong understanding of how to keep safe in domestic locations too. As a CEO, safety of staff is of paramount importance, so I’m glad to have found a supplier I can rely on.
Overall Excellent. This is gold standard stuff and the best you can get, short of being thrown into a hostile environment.
I took part in the last course run by Staff Defence and I can honestly say that even with 30 years+ experience of working in Hostile environments I still learnt so much from this course. The high levels of expertise and professionalism were excellent. Every professional should be made do this…
“Our travel safety and HEAT instructors come from a background in the Royal Marines Commando and the British Army and have been specifically picked for their skills in their fields of excellence from years of experience of Operating and Living in hostile environment.”
“Our Trainers must all have, as a minimum, an accredited award in education and training, first aid at work or higher, and conflict management. They are also all DBS checked, with full insurance cover for their specific disciplines.”
“Contact us now, so that our Instructors can teach you how to stay safe.”
Our courses are held at our training venue in Onley, near Rugby in the East Midlands, where we can comfortably seat up to 30 Delegates per course.
Additionally, we have a training location in the USA.
However, depending on the type of course selected, we are very flexible and our Instructors can travel to a client’s venue, if that is more convenient for you. The only exception is our H.E.A.T. (Hostile Environments Awareness Training) Course, which must be conducted at our training venue, due to the course content and requirements.
Yes, we absolutely can! Before we deliver the course, we always discuss your specific requirements with you, ensure they are embedded into the course, and receive prior written confirmation that you are completely happy with the content of the course.
Prices vary depending on the course you are attending and any specific requirements that you may have. What you need to know is that our prices are some of the best you can find, which is why we encourage you to contact us to receive a full and competitive Quotation.
Yes. Each Instructor is fully DBS checked and possesses a current First Aid Certificate, together with full insurance within the disciplines they teach.
Yes, absolutely. Our Conflict Management courses are perfect for lone workers, since they teach priceless conflict management skills, together with the physical skills necessary to quickly de-escalate a conflict, and the best way to reach a safe area.