Scheduled training for Hostile Environment and Awareness Training (H.E.A.T)



  • 25 June 2018 – fully booked
  • 6 September 2018 – enquire now

Cape Town

  • 11 July 2018 – enquire now
  • 24 October 2018 – enquire now


  • 27 September 2018 – enquire now

Who Should Attend?

  • Corporate Travelers
  • Security Professionals
  • Close Protection Officers
  • Senior Executives
  • Crisis Risk Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Corporate Sales Representatives
  • Media Professionals
  • Foreign Aid and NGO workers


  • Acquire new skills to ensure that you protect yourself and your loved ones when traveling.
  • Develop your own practical safety and security protocols based on our experience.
  • Gain an understanding of how criminals work so that you can defeat them quickly.
  • Know how to respond in every survival situation at the airport, on the road or in a hotel.
  • Understand why and how you can develop a survival mindset to keep you safe and secure.

Training Programme Agenda

  • 08h30 – 10h30 Travel Risk Management
    Tips and techniques for personal safety and security when traveling
  • 10h30 – 11h00 Refreshment Break
  • 11h00 – 12h30 Psychology of Survival
    Learn how to prioritise risks and develop situational awareness to remain safe
  • 12h30 – 13h30 Lunch
  • 13h30 – 15h00 Urban Survival
    Understand how to operate with confidence in a hostile environment
  • 15h00 – 15h15 Refreshment Break
  • 15h15 – 16h30 Handling a Disaster
    Know how to survive any natural or man-made disaster
  • Course Debrief and Prize Giving

This fast-paced and comprehensive training course is specifically designed for Corporate Travellers who might find themselves in a hostile environment anywhere in Africa.

The course is based on real life experiences in 55 African countries and teaches safety and survival techniques that are proven to work. Whether you find yourself in a riot facing a pandemic, illegally incarcerated or under technical surveillance, you will learn how to operate with confidence in such situations.

You will learn a range of life skills that will help you whenever you travel by land, air or sea. By understanding the 6-stage “criminal cycle”, you will know how to anticipate

and neutralise a range of threats from hijacking, home invasion, aggravated robbery, a mugging or gang violence.By the end of the course, you will be able to adjust your normalcy bias, heighten your situational awareness, develop a survival mindset and survive in any hostile environment.


Benedict N. Weaver is an Oxford graduate and Board-Certified in both Security Management (CPP™) and Competitive Intelligence (CIP™).

benedict weaverAfter working for a British security organisation, which exposed him to a variety of sensitive scenarios in the UK and overseas, Mr. Weaver emigrated to South Africa.

As a consultant, Mr. Weaver has extensive experience with conducting due diligence enquiries and assessing the reputational risk for organisations operating in any of Africa’s 55 countries.

Specifically, Mr. Weaver has consulted with the Central Banks of South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho, and advised these organisations with strategic insights in connection with their risk appetite and security profile. Also, over the past two decades, Mr. Weaver has consulted with international organisations to protect their corporate assets in the financial services, foreign aid, energy and telecommunications sectors. This experience has provided Mr. Weaver with the unique perspective on how to mitigate reputational risks in Africa, especially with regards to the deployment of locally-engaged or contract security personnel when addressing sensitive security matters.

Mr. Weaver often presents at local and international symposia where he addresses topics regarding intelligence and security-related matters in Africa.

Comments from past attendees

“This was one of the best courses I have ever attended! Extremely valuable, absolutely a must and great to be taken out of your comfort zone. Game changer course!”
Gerda H – March 2018

“Very practical knowledge and application. Good balance between theory and actual practical application. Very nice venue.”
Pieter S – March 2017

“General information were discussed on how to survive in a hostile environment. Basic and detailed information was given.”
P – March 2017

“Excellent protective methods and great instructors. Well done.”
Sivuyile M – March 2017

“Very realistic content will certainly assist in preparation for hostile situation.”
Sandrea – March 2017

“Excellent course. Well administered. Very informative”
Rowen G – March 2017

“Excellent workshop. Very practical and informative. I would recommend this traiing to anyone that travels.”
Sam A – November 2017

“Very realistic practical exercises. Great background and stories from real-life experiences. Training that will benefit all members of the family.”
Louis D – November 2017

“A very practical and well designed course. It covers a substantial amount of knowledge. Life skill, enable the trainees to equip with necessary knowledge and skills on how to deal with scenarios in a hostile environment.”
Liaxiang B – November 2017

“Very useful, excellent seminar with an abundant amount of knowledge & skills. Excellent & very professional team! This course makes you so excited and confident about survival in hostile environments.”
Christelle V – November 2017

“A very useful and educational course. Practical advice which is totally relevant.”
Kevin M – November 2017

Terms & Conditions

  • Excluded from the price: accommodation and travel
  • Included in the price: training, morning tea/coffee, lunch and afternoon tea/coffee with snacks