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Course Details

Our courses are comprehensive, interactive and engaging. You will learn all of the key insights, knowledge and skills that you need to stay healthy and safe on your travels. 

Many of the strategies, tactics and skills taught will prove useful throughout your live and even help you stay safe at home. 

Of course, individual courses can be tailored to personal needs but generally we cover the following topics;

Planning – Key considerations before you go

  • Researching your travel destinations
  • Getting up to date security advice & terrorism risk
  • Prepare for the environment you are visiting – understand health issues, vaccinations and preventative measures
  • Understand local culture, religion & laws
  • Appropriate travel insurance
  • Getting, accessing and managing money
  • Preparation of your documents – passports, visas, ID and managing copies
  • Staying in touch – leaving trip details with someone you trust, sharing an emergency plan and how to keep in touch

 Packing – What to take to keep you comfortable and healthy

  • Clothing and accessories – comfort and safety
  • Safety gadgets
  • The right first aid kit
  • Electronics - mobiles, spares, cameras etc
  • How to pack and keep your possessions safe in the air / airport

 Health and Hygiene – Keep disease and illness at bay

  • Personal hygiene - stay clean to stay healthy
  • Safe food & water
  • Environmental issues – sunburn, infectious diseases, waterborne disease
  • Bites – insects, domestic animals, wild animals
  • Travelers sickness and diarrhea
  • Emergency first aid

 Accommodation – Choosing safe places to stay and reducing risks

  • First night, new location – booking ahead for safety
  • Selecting safe accommodation
  • Checking security and fire arrangements
  • Making an escape plan
  • Keeping your possessions safe
  • What to do in an evacuation

 Transport – Travelling safely

  • Assessing the risks – buses, trains, ferries and planes
  • Where to sit – have an escape plan
  • Keeping your possessions safe
  • Using taxis – staying safe and not getting ripped-off
  • Private rentals – cars, motorbikes and pushbikes
  • Road safety and road conditions

 People – Dealing with risks posed by people

  • Awareness – assessing risks and being aware of your surroundings
  • Avoid being a victim – keeping a low profile and not looking lost
  • Evading a follower – identify and evade anyone that attempts to follow you
  • Deescalating conflict – calming situations and talking yourself out of trouble
  • Making an escape – worst comes to worst, how to get away
  • Dealing with muggers – mugger’s wallets and other strategies
  • Kidnap – what to do if the worst were to happen
  • Assessing the people you meet – judging intentions and offers from strangers
  • Dealing with corrupt officials

 Safety in the Outdoors

  • Safety in the water – rips, currents and hazards
  • Wild animals – avoiding contact
  • Avalanche, wild fires and other hazards
  • Survival navigation
  • Keeping communications
  • Getting rescued

 Getting Help and Dealing with Officials

  • Dealing with the authorities – knowing who to trust
  • Emergency assistance
  • Where and how to get help

 Major Disasters and Incidents

  • Earthquakes and tsunamis
  • What to do in the event of a terrorist attack
  • Riots and civil unrest

Increased Risks

  • High risk activities and your insurance
  • Assessing safety standards
  • Drugs and alcohol

 Issues for Women – Common issues that specifically affect female travelers

  • Dress codes
  • Sexual harassment