COVID-19 is a new respiratory virus similar to the flu. However, this respiratory illness is much more contagious and can spread rapidly through our communities. Around the world we are seeing the extremely painful and damaging impacts of the virus and prevention is the only way to limit the spread. We can all play a critical role in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and the information in this course will assist you in protecting yourself, your loved ones, your colleagues, and our communities from the virus.
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.
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 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.
In this module, we will review the roles and responsibilities of the main actors in the AKDN Security and Safety system according to Annexes 1 and 2 of the draft AKDN Security Management Policy Framework. We will also define what is meant by “duty of care” and look specifically at the four key aspects of duty of care under Swiss law, namely the duty of information, duty of prevention, duty of monitoring and duty of intervention. Finally, you will reflect upon how you are meeting these duties in your operation by conducting a duty of care self-assessment.
In this module we will start by defining what is meant by “critical incident” and then look at how you can be better prepared to respond during each of the stages of a critical incident. We will look at how to structure critical incident management teams and situations where you may need them. Finally, you will use what you’ve learned to begin the process of drafting a critical incident management plan.
AKDN often works in inherently dangerous environments where staff members, volunteers, partners and program beneficiaries face a range of threats and are exposed to various levels of risk. In fact our efforts are often most needed in situations where the dangers to staff are the greatest. The challenge for managers, therefore, is to ensure the delivery of AKDN activities and functions while also ensuring the safety of staff and the populations that they serve. Understanding risk will help you to do this.
In this module you will become familiar with the definitions, concepts and basic methodology of security risk management, a critical process for maintaining AKDN operational activities while providing for the security and safety of AKDN personnel and assets.
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 3-module course will help you do this.
Travel is often described as the world’s largest industry and it is historically, one of the fastest growing industries in the world. In fact, the United Nations World Trade Organization estimates that travel accounts for more than one-third of the value of total trade in global services. Travel and tourism are of particular importance for many developing countries. They therefore do all they can to attract as many visitors as possible.
The trend demands that travellers are more prepared than ever before if they are to ensure that their journey is problem free. The onus will be on all of us to make sure we are as prepared as we can be. This 3-module course will increase your safety during travel.
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.