Being aware of the threats and taking steps to protect yourself and your property, will make you a lot less likely to become a victim of crime. This e-learning series helps you to identify potential vulnerabilities, threats and risks, then to propose simple, affordable and achievable countermeasures that the average person can implement to increase their levels of security.
This course will focus on the residential security audit, or survey if you wish. A security survey is a critical on-location evaluation of your home. The goal of this evaluation is to determine the present security posture, identify possible shortfalls and vulnerabilities, and make recommendations so necessary steps can be taken to reduce risk.
Medical emergencies can occur any time, in any setting. Incidents such as falls, road accidents, and sudden illnesses like heart attack or stroke can be life threatening if medical aid is not available at once.
Given the large number of accidents, injuries and sudden illnesses that occur everywhere, it is possible that you might have to help someone in an emergency situation. In such a case, it is important to know who and when to call, what kind of care to provide and how to administer care until emergency services arrive and take over.
This module explains the basics of providing care to a casualty, what you need to know before and after providing care and the precautions you should take while helping a casualty.
Breathing emergencies block the airway in a casualty and are life threatening. They can occur during an accident or a sudden illness.
A breathing emergency can frighten a casualty and worsen his situation if the first aider does not provide prompt care.
This module explains how to recognize the breathing emergencies in a casualty and the basics of providing care to a casualty with a breathing difficulty. The module will also explain how to care for a casualty experiencing a respiratory distress and respiratory arrest.
This course will look at First Aid in conflict zones. We will look at bleeding and shock in general, and then bullet wounds and crush injuries.
Severe bleeding and shock are life threatening emergencies. Bleeding is not only external, but some injuries can cause internal bleeding. Therefore, it is important to understand the signs of bleeding and shock in a casualty. Promptly identifying the symptoms will help a first aider provide appropriate care and save the casualty’s life.
The primary objective of radio communication networks is to provide all staff with a safety and security communications tool. In emergencies, it may become the only way to communicate or to seek assistance. In this course we will look at how to use radios, and the specific language used to make radio communications effective.
The term "operations security" was coined by the United States military during the Vietnam War, and is simply a process used to deny an adversary information that could compromise the secrecy and/or the operational security of a mission. Protecting critical and sensitive information is essential to protecting the success of your organization and your missions, and to protecting the lives of your colleagues. Hence, the very process of performing OPSEC is very important both for your organization, but also for you as an individual in everyday life.
One of the deadliest legacies of the 20th century is the use of landmines in warfare. Anti-personnel landmines continue to have tragic, unintended consequences even years after a battle or the entire war has ended. As time passes, the location of landmines is often forgotten, even by those who planted them. These mines continue to be functional for many decades, causing further damage, injury and death. The aim of this course is to provide general landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) awareness and safety information to individuals working in the vicinity of areas affected by these types of weapons.
Civil unrest, in the form of demonstrations, riots, or just general violence can be common in some parts of the world. This is particularly true in countries with political instability and even more so during election periods.
Being caught up in a mob can be terrifying, so avoid it at all cost. If there is any indication that civil unrest will take place, there are a number of precautions that can be taken to reduce your risk.
When caught up in a conflict or combat situation your response may depend on who is the target: are you, personally, the target or is it your vehicle, your organization or someone else? The confusion created when suddenly coming under fire can often make it difficult to establish who is shooting, which direction the shooting is coming from, and whether you are the target. How you react when shooting occurs will be influenced by your level of awareness at the time, how close you are to the shooting, and what cover is available. This course aims to build awareness on small arms, artillery, mortars, rockets and grenades.
You are responsible for your own security; not the police, not the Government, not the military, you are. For this simple fact, you cannot rely on law enforcement and other security forces to provide enough security for you. The police and government will help but to stay safe, you must contribute as much to your own safety and security as possible. Make it easy for the security services by doing your part. This means that you should become your own security officer and be proactive in your security approach, nobody will take this initiative for you. It will ultimately remain your choice whether you become knowledgeable about your environment, the threats you will face and your recommended security precautions. You need to implement your own systems, procedures and countermeasures to reduce your risk profile. This course will help you do this.
We all build "Models of Violence", that is, beliefs about the way in which various types of violent attacks occur, whether they are muggings, domestic abuse or sexual assaults. Our models are normally based on media reports from the newspaper and TV, advice we've been given, stories we've been told, our own experiences and that of our friends. We often use these models, to reinforce a view of the world that allows us to feel safe and comfortable e.g. that sexual assaults occur in remote and deserted places and are committed by complete strangers, rather than by people we know and in places where we are meant to feel safe. This course will focus on understanding the sexual predator and the process the offender goes through before an attack.
A very important aspect of fighting against domestic violence and abuse is to realize what the signs and symptoms of a violent and abusive relationship are. One must keep in mind that there are not only physical consequences of this violence but also emotional and psychological consequences. There could of course be several signs that suggest that a relationship is violent and abusive. The most prominent being that there is fear from your partner or the other person. The victim may have a feeling that she is walking on eggshells around the perpetrator, with a constant feeling of loneliness, self-loathing, helplessness and anxiety. This course will focus on identifying and managing domestic violence.
So, you have arrived at your destination; your hotel. I am afraid it is not time to relax quite yet. The hotel is your “home away from home”, and it is therefore necessary to take the security of the hotel as seriously as you would in your own home. With more and more security measures implemented to protect traditional terrorist targets, such as airlines and embassies, hotels have now become more likely targets. This is especially true of luxury hotels belonging to large international chains. Hotels are “good targets” from a terrorist’s perspective as they will provide the potential for mass casualties and world-wide media coverage without the same level of risk involved as targeting an embassy. Now, terrorists are not what you normally have to worry about, but crime is. Any hotel could also be a hangout for criminals, prostitutes and con artists. The hotels will mostly work hard to prevent this, but some may even have staff that cooperates with these criminals. This course will provide you with information on best practices when selecting and staying in a hotel abroad.
The desire to kick back and relax when you reach your destination can easily lead to letting your guard down, and a number of criminals rely on this. Every country has its own customs and culture that are important for you to get to know. Likewise, every country has its own specific crimes and hazards that are equally important, if not more so, to understand. The key is to prepare as thoroughly as possible for your journey. Perception matters, and not whether you actually have a lot of money. As a foreigner, you will often be perceived to be wealthy, especially compared to the local income level. This course will present an overview and guide you on how to be mindful and aware of the foreign environment while enjoying your travels.
Street crime is, together with medical problems, perhaps the most common threat to travellers worldwide. Street crime is most of the time not personal; thieves are not there to target you, you might simply represent an easy target. The same principles of security exist while on the street as anywhere else. You must aim to diminish any criminal’s opportunity to commit a crime against you as much as possible. It is therefore essential that you take certain precautions. This course aims to provide you with specific information on how to avoid becoming a victim of crime while staying abroad.
The world is experiencing one of the most intensive periods of active shooter incidents in history. Over the past few years, active shooting incidents have increased dramatically, so much so that most organizations now feel the need to educate their employees on this extremely violent threat.
Active shooter incidents are a worldwide problem, and all organizations must properly develop programs to prevent and mitigate the risk from such threats. While the Active Shooter is still not an everyday occurrence, it is something that must be taken seriously. The active shooter threat can no longer be ignored. This course will provide you with responses to increase your chance of survival.
First of all, the chances of you being kidnapped or taken hostage are quite small. If it does happen, your chances of survival are very high. The act of kidnapping is a terrifying experience, but you will come to realize that you possess more personal resources than you might think to cope with the situation. It is important to remember that you are of value to those who are holding you only if you are alive, and they want to keep you that way.
Although each hostage case is different, they typically follow the same phases; surveillance, capture, holding, release, and a post release phase. This course will go into detail of your responses to improve your survival chances if taken hostage.
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There are general fire safety precautions you should follow regardless of where you live. Taking time to review tips about fire safety issues can help you create a safer and more secure living environment for you, your friends, and family. This course will explain different types of fire extinguishers and how to use them, teach the principles of fire risk assessment, show you how to control fire hazards, using different control measures and explain the principles of fire evacuation plans. Expected release date: November 2020.
Situational awareness is probably the most important aspect of personal safety and security. This course will explain in detail what is situational awareness and why is it so important, how to be more proactively aware of our surroundings, understanding the importance of intuition, breaking down what the bad guy requires in order to be successful, creating a victim-proof mindset and looking at specific strategies to develop your situational awareness now! Expected release date: September 2020.
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