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.
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.
This e-Learning module is intended to increase awareness and knowledge of COVID-19.The module highlights information on how COVID-19 spreads, provides information on COVID-19 symptoms, and presents how to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19 through an overview of practical measures everyone can undertake. As all individuals play a critical role in reducing the spread of COVID-19, the information in this course is intended to assist individuals in protecting themselves, their loved ones, their colleagues, and wider communities from the virus.
This e-Learning module is designed to provide an overview of critical incident management by defining what is meant by “critical incident”, highlighting the stages of a critical incident, providing an overview of how critical incident management teams should be structured, and explaining the process of drafting a critical incident management plan.
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.
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. This e-Learning 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.
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 module is designed to help you to identify potential vulnerabilities, threats, and risks to your property and provide information on simple, affordable and achievable countermeasures that the average person can implement to increase the level of security for their homes.
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.
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.
This module is intended to increase awareness and understanding of the personal security measures that you can take to better protect yourself at home, in public and at the office. The course aims to provide you tools and information on how to increase your personal security and help you implement good security measures in all aspects of your 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.
Understanding fire safety is critically important to ensuring our homes remain safe and comfortable places. This e-Learning module is designed to help you understand practical measures to prevent a fire, the most common causes of fires and how to react, the best practices around smoke detectors, and how to design a fire escape plan.
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.
This e-Learning module is intended to highlight how you can become your own security officer and be proactive in your security approach by discussing topics such as security awareness, 'street-smarts', the crime triangle, pre-attack indicators, the biological and psychological impacts of fear, managing fear, and developing a survival mindset.
This course is designed specifically for teenagers to help understand some of the common missteps around online security and bring awareness to how to better protect themselves and others while online. Through the internet, teenagers have entered the world of being able to shop, learn, build social networks, engage with others, share information and instantly collaborate with people around the world. While the positive aspects of online connectivity are vast, there are a number of different risks and security challenges that could be faced while spending time online. The information covered in this course aims to make teenagers more aware, confident, and safe internet users in all parts of your life.
Through the internet, our ability to shop, learn, bank, work, engage with others, share information and instantly collaborate with people around the world seems almost infinite. As we continue to see the world move more and more online, there are a number of different risks and security challenges that we may face during our time online. Being aware of common missteps around online security is the first step in understanding how to better protect yourself and others. The information covered in this course will aim to make you a more aware, confident, and safe internet user in all parts of your life.
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 and are something that must be taken seriously. This e-Learning module is designed to help you understand the active shooter threat, develop situational awareness, and understand what you can do during an active shooter incident to help increase your chances of survival.
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.
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.