AID WORKERS IN HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS - As recent as (*1) 16th May 2020, the deaths of three aid workers in Pieri (South Sudan) were reported amidst intercommunal violence. One of the victims was a staff member from Medecins Sans Frontiere, and the other two victims… Read More
PERSONAL SAFETY FOUNDATION LEVEL - Personal safety is a big issue within society worldwide today. Here in the UK, our newspapers are brimming with stories about how unsafe are our streets, due to the increasing prevalence of knife crime. The statistics are horrifying when… Read More
FEMALE TRAVEL SAFETY AWARENESS - In recent times, the desire of women to travel solo appears to be increasing, especially as many women aged over 50 are divorced, single or widowed. Solo travel for women is often viewed by them as an opportunity to… Read More
EMERGENCY PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID - We have all witnessed what appears to be an innocuous situation in which a small child has reached out to pick up a cup from the kitchen table. It is what is in the cup that is important, because… Read More
TRAVEL SAFETY CONDO TRAINING COURSE - In society today, there is the necessity to send civilian and military personnel, working as contractors,  to support the military in hostile environments. In doing so, it has become apparent that the safety of such contractors is becoming increasingly… Read More
PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID - We all enjoy our holidays, especially if we can manage to squeeze in some swimming. However, the last thing on our minds would be the possibility of finding a young child, lying at the bottom of the pool. However,… Read More
The Suicide Bomber at Breakfast - Background to Event In April 2019, the trip was arranged. We would fly to Sri Lanka to hold the business meetings, while staying in this place of beauty, arguably a place in paradise. Of course, staying in the brand-new… Read More
FIRST AID AT WORK - There was an uplifting (*1) story in a foreign newspaper about a volunteer First Aider, who heard over the Volunteers’ Rescue Radio that a man had collapsed on a football field, whilst out exercising. Fortunately, the young student reached… Read More
GROWING NEED TO MITIGATE RISKS TO HUMANITARIAN AND HEALTH WORKERS IN UK & INTERNATIONAL AID SECTOR - On 6th August 2019, under UK Politics on the BBC News website, an article was published, reporting how “strong leadership” from the UK is needed to safeguard aid and healthcare workers from the growing incidence of violence against them.… Read More
CARJACKING - Staff Defence Ltd reviewed the headline regarding this particular incident, as below: “Mother injured as she fights back during a Carjacking.” The above carjacking occurred to a 33 year old mother at a UK shopping centre, while she was… Read More
EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK - We all work in busy jobs and frantic workplaces these days and it is hard enough coping with our increasing workloads, let alone to think about becoming more aware of our colleagues’ health and well-being. Do you ever wonder… Read More
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT LEVEL 2 TRAINING COURSE - “Stop picking on me! All you ever do is criticise me. I go home in tears every day. I am so sick of being bullied!” How many of us have heard about incidents like this at work, where an… Read More
Taxi Safety - A shocking story from April 2019 revealed how a young female student ordered an Uber ride in the early hours, after spending the night with her friends. After waiting for the ride, the young student approached and entered what… Read More
KNIFE ATTACK - Today has been another hard day at work. All you wish to do is get onto the train, so you can go home to relax and unwind. You join the train and stand, holding the grab bar, as there… Read More
Travel Safety Training - Try to Visualise the Following Scenario: “It was like a towering inferno. We were screaming; we were terrified. We dropped everything. Shoes, phones, we were running for our lives. We were just running for our lives, shoes off, following… Read More
CARDIAC ARREST - Picture this situation - you are at work in your office, when suddenly you spot a colleague, who has slumped forward over his/her desk. Although this is not a normal sight, it is definitely one that cannot be ignored.… Read More
WOMEN IN MEDIA/JOURNALISTS IN BOSNIA - According to Paolo Rosa’s article on 22/08/19, there is a rise in online harassment against women in the media everywhere. In Bosnia, this type of harassment takes the form of online insults, threats and intimidation in the everyday work… Read More
cash machine Cash Machine Fraud - Like many people, Staff Defence Ltd has long been aware of the problems that you can face, simply when going to your local ATM to withdraw your hard-earned cash.  We have recorded below a typical Cash Machine (ATM) occurrence… Read More
pocketing business man Don’t be a Victim of The Pickpocket - Today, gangs of pickpockets or “dippers” are out there and they are preying upon innocent people every day. Driven by the need to make money for drugs, alcohol addiction or just as a means of earning their living, as… Read More
HEAT London Kidnapping in 2017 - Staff Defence reviewed a terrifying report in 2017 of the kidnapping of a young man in London, who was kept captive for 50 hours. The kidnapping took place in the middle of the day, possibly triggered by the fact… Read More
Syrian children GROWING NEED TO MITIGATE RISKS TO HUMANITARIAN AND HEALTH WORKERS IN UK & INTERNATIONAL AID SECTOR - On 6th August 2019, under UK Politics on the BBC News website, an article was published, reporting how “strong leadership” from the UK is needed to safeguard aid and healthcare workers from the growing incidence of violence against them.… Read More

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.