No risk encompassing profession, be that the military, law enforcement or the emergency services, sends personnel into a potentially dangerous situations without proper training and equipment. Every organization has the responsibility to ensure that their personnel are fully prepared for the dangers they may encounter, and that they have the correct equipment to keep themselves safe and healthy. This can only be achieved through expert training.Pioneer’s training team was established in response to a need to deliver a fresh approach to today’s ever changing risk environment.The team has years of experience working in hostile environments often alongside our clients. Drawn primarily from the special forces and the emergency operations community, our team has a track record of delivering quality training programs and services that are constantly evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s traveler. As no two situations will ever be the same, the courses are tailored to meet the specific needs of the client and the work they undertake. Each course is based on proven principles with the aim to ’empower’ the participants with the skills and confidence to prepare for and handle most situations they encounter.
Travel Awareness Safety & Security (T.A.S.S)
With over six decades of travel experience within the Pioneer Group we pride ourselves on our ability to educate and prepare clients to meet all of their travel safety and security needs.
Pioneer’s Travel Awareness Safety & Security course is designed specifically for professionals and executives whose work takes them to challenging and sometimes hostile environments. Delivered as a 1, 2 or 3 day course depending on the client’s specific needs, we aim to reinforce and expand on the organization’s travel policy and procedures. We look to put the risks into perspective and give personnel the skills and confidence to deal with situations and stay safe.
‘Travel Angel’ E-Learning Solution
Pioneer can now deliver the same standard of travel safety education designed to reduce your exposure to specific travel risks through a unique groundbreaking e-learning course. The e-learning course along with integrated support and 24/7 monitoring can provide today’s traveler with a complete ‘global’ travel safety solution.
Areas covered in the e-learning course:
‘Personal Security Protocols’ – How to manage personal security protocols to help reduce risk of exposure to violence based around the simple acronym SAFER: Situational awareness, Avoid routine, Follow security protocols, Ensure reliable communications, Remain anonymous.
‘Preparation & Arrival’ – Aids in planning ahead for travel specifically to manage potential complications including: prior to departure, required documents, luggage, in-flight and arrival at destination.
‘Travel Health Risks’ – Topics covered include: Pre-travel consultation, destination health issue awareness, pre-dental checks, information on insects, exposure to the sun, HIV Aids, personal medical kits.
‘Getting Around Your Destination’ – Topics covered include: In the hotel, taxis and minicabs, rental cars, driving and the law, parking, on foot, specifically for women.
‘Street Crime & Robbery’ – Addresses general street crime scenarios such as: Areas likely to be targeted by criminals, spatial and situational awareness, “robbery wallets”, hostile negotiations, incident reporting procedure.
‘Terrorism & Civil Unrest’ – Addresses Al Qaida and other related terrorist groups ability and willingness to carry our indiscriminate terrorist attacks. Topics covered include: high risk target recognition, personal response measures, hotel/building procedures.
Hostile Environment Training
Pioneer’s Hostile Environment Courses are designed for individuals and organizations that routinely work in or travel to a challenging or hostile environments. The courses are designed to teach participants how to reduce the risks, increase their effectiveness, and maximize their control in any situation.
As with our travel courses the hostile environment training is tailored to meet the specific needs of the client and their ‘risk profile’. Each course is based on proven principles with the aim to ’empower’ the participants with the skills and confidence to prepare for and handle most situations.
The courses are delivered in a blend of comprehensive and interactive lectures and practical workshops that culminate in a series of challenging and realistic scenarios where participants put what they’ve learned into practice.
Pioneer’s cadre of instructors have delivered training courses to teams and individuals from Major News organizations, International NGO’s, Humanitarian organizations, Government agencies and Private Corporate clients all of who routinely travel to or work in challenging and hostile environments.
Crisis Management Team Training
A well developed and practiced crisis management system gives your organization a competitive edge, by protecting your employees, your key assets and your organization’s reputation. Crisis preparedness is a dynamic process that needs to be driven by the organization’s leadership.
An organization should ask itself the following:
- Do we have a plan and is it up to date?
- Who’s responsibility is it keeping the plans up to date?
- How often do we need to rehearse our crisis management team?
- Can the crisis management team do what it is trained to do?
- How do we incorporate changes and experiences into our plans?
Pioneer Consulting can assist your organization with the development and implementation of crisis management plans and train, mentor and exercise the crisis management team. To ensure complete organizational resilience, we can assist you with the maintenance of your system by conducting periodic audits and training.
The current need for highly trained security personnel capable of responding to a complex array of rapidly changing events in an extremely critical time frame during a crisis is growing. Pioneer Consulting understands this and provides a diverse range of training solutions, which can be individually tailored to the client’s specific security, needs. From tactical and firearms training, to terrorism awareness courses Pioneer’s team of former government and special forces personnel can provide comprehensive training based on recent and relevant real world experience.
Pioneer’s services do not end with an individual training course. Intrepid will provide an initial training course and later provide intermittent training to maintain perishable skills; If needed, we can provide adversarial forces to determine the effectiveness of previous training. These ‘red teams’ are designed to test either cyber or physical defenses for weakness which will then be redressed.
Maritime Security Training
Pioneer Consulting along with its partners offers a broad range of maritime security services. Drawing on extensive experience gained from SF Maritime Counter Terrorism operations and commercial shipping and maritime projects. Pioneer can deliver all ISPS Code compliant courses, as well as other crew training, Crisis Management, the provision of onboard security advisors and protection teams.
Maritime Training Courses
- Company Security Officer
- Ship Security Officer
- Port Facility Security Officer
- Crisis Management
- Onboard Security for Crew & Officers
Pioneer’s medical training packages spans the distance from casualty assessment and treatment to discussions on how to identify and treat common diseases and conditions encountered in more primitive or austere locations. The course is designed to be taught in a relaxed classroom setting and then reinforced with practical exercises. This training is a series of robust, hands on, scenario driven exercises specifically designed for personnel that travel to and operate in hostile and remote environments.
Based on ‘Tactical Casualty Care Course’ (TCCC) concepts as well as many years operational experience, the hands on medical training will provide participants a solid foundation to treat fellow colleagues at the point of injury whether this may be a stabbing, gunshot, or motor vehicle accident. Typically, the course will cover topics such casualty assessment, airway management, hemorrhage control and fracture management.
Included in this hostile environment training are other medically related topics such as water purification, medical considerations before the trip and commonly encountered diseases in primitive locations. The pioneer medical training integrates elements of emergency medicine along with elements of preventative medicine to provide a deeper understanding of the medical process to course participants. This approach translates directly to increased success of the person when working in an austere or primitive environment.