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Personal Safety & First Aid Training during COVID-19 Restrictions

In line with the Government’s recent relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown, we are fully adhering to the latest round of regulations. For some of us, such regulations state that working from home is the preferred option, although others are still expected to attend their employer’s workplace location. We are mindful of this situation and are happy to provide remote or virtual training, whenever this  is feasible. In the case of First Aid training, we are happy to attend our Clients’ workplace to deliver training safely by adhering to social distancing, together with the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as and when appropriate. All Staff Defence Instructors are kept fully-informed about COVID-19 regulations and will work alongside our Clients to deliver on-site training safely by undertaking frequent hand-washing, 2M social distancing, and the proper use of PPE.

Should you have any questions regarding our Travel Safety and/or Personal Safety training courses, we will be very pleased to help, so please feel free to email us at:



During the period of COVID-19 restrictions, we are aware that many companies with international interests are already debating what is going to happen when the UK travel restrictions are lifted. Undoubtedly, there will be a number of employees, waiting to complete required safety training, prior to their deployment to various overseas’ locations. Therefore, we, at Staff Defence, fully understand our Clients’ situation, so we are offering to work with them to help each Client in becoming operational again as soon as possible, in accordance with the UK Government’s Guidelines for organisations during the COVID-19 outbreak. In consideration of this offer, only when travel restrictions are lifted, we are happy to liaise with our Clients about the following possibilities:-

• An intensive training phase during which as many employees as possible receive the appropriate preparation to fulfill their tuition needs
• We will liaise with our Clients to ensure that our *HEAT course is delivered by adhering to the appropriate COVID-19 guidance. For example, our Instructors will lead the HEAT course with the prescribed COVID-19 protocols in place including Social Distancing/Hand-washing regimes or whatever guidance is necessary, according to Government Guidelines.
• We will explore alternative training options for Clients, who have staff required to be on deployment in critical field activities.
• The Staff Defence HEAT courses are presented at Pippingford Park in Sussex, where we work in alignment with the training environment and its instructions regarding COVID-19.
• All bespoke training courses that we provide are discussed in advance with our respective Clients.
• Once the COVID-19 Lockdown period has been lifted, enabling employees to return to work, all our training operations will be executed, according to the Staff Defence COVID-19 Operations Policy, which is available to Clients and interested parties.

“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.

Who We Help...

We are a specialist training company in Hostile Environment Awareness Training, Travel Safety, First Aid and Personal Safety.

Our clients have been:

  • International Media corporations
  • Freelance Journalists and Cameramen
  • Non Government Organisations
  • International Private security companies
  • Wide range of corporate clients

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Frequently Asked Questions

“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.