Business Travel & NGOs
Standardisation can lead to predictability and complacency
The differing requirements of every client dictate that no Objective course can ever be the same. The extensive experience of our team and quality of our material makes Objective’s safety services unique.
- Safety Awareness Training;
- Crisis Management training
- Security Reviews.
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Our travel courses are modular & can be conducted in your place of work, or one of our training centres. A popular and cost effective option is for Objective to conduct the training in the workplace for a group of delegates. As well as offering a one day or shorter course we also offer 2 or 3 day hostile environment courses. In the NGO sector we have delivered over twelve 2 days courses HIV/Aids Alliance and MSI, and shorter courses for Solar Aid and IPPF.
- Security advice and regional threats, including sources of information.
- Personal security and situation awareness.
- Theft avoidance & security of possessions.
- Kit, equipment & safety gadgets.
- Accommodation security.
- Getting about safely; airports, taxis and public transport.
- Emergency first aid
- Health advice, disease prevention & ‘bugs, bites & bowels.
- Negotiating check-points.
- Mines and booby trap awareness.
- Dealing with corrupt official and bribes.
- Kidnap prevention and conduct if taken.
- Handling difficult sitiuations; muggings, diffusing confrontation etc.
- Navigation; map, compass and GPS.
- Surviving natural disasters.
- Example one day programme
Our NGO clients include HIV/Aids Alliance, MSI, Sight Savers, Solar Aid, Engineers without Border, IPPF and Mission to the World(US)
Our business clients include BAe Systems, Proctor and Gamble, Exxon Mobil, Wardell Armstrong, Boden, Polypipe Terrain, Euromoney, The Medical Research Council, University of Westminster, Cranfield University & Sports Scotland.
For companies and NGOs, the ability to either avoid a crisis situation or be able to react to unfolding events can be of vital importance. Objective is able to provide assistance and training in a bespoke manner. We can assist in the production of crisis management plans, provide help with training staff and finally, test plans and procedures via test exercises. Crisis management is not a ‘black art’; to be effective we strongly believe plans need to be simple and generic so that they can be adapted to the specific situation.
Let us help you identify and minimise risks that might affect your business and employees. We have extensive experience of carrying out security reviews for NGOs, corporations and high networth individuals working and living abroad. Our consultants are ex military officers, including former intelligence and Special Forces officers, with extensive experience in the commercial sector. Please call to discuss requirements.
Travel Safety Course Prices
- One day course: From £750.00 ex VAT and travel for one instructor.
- Half day courses: From £580.00 ex VAT and travel for one instructor. The cost could be more if distance from our office is great.
- Bespoke packages; including 2 day residential package.
Contact office for details.
What they say about Objective
The Medical Research Council (MRC) of the UK have used Objective for a number of years to provide staff training on the potential hazards of overseas & UK travel. The trainer (Charlie McGrath) developed a bespoke course for the MRC which has proved very popular and educational for those attending. I would highly recommend Objective.
Dr A R Mitchell, Corporate Adviser, MRC, January 2016
" Very useful" 'invaluable advice' and I had become complacent' were just some comments that we had from our predominantly female buying and shoot teams who travel to the four corners of the world. Charlie delivered a set of really enjoyable and relaxed sessions that gave our teams real food for thought and will help keep them safe in their travels"
Bridget Marchi, JP Boden & Co Ltd, July 2013
"An excellent training package and just what we were looking for: risk awareness and planning for travellers of all levels of experience. Charlie\'s relaxed delivery style is clearly based on years of experience and authority and gave us complete confidence in what he said. We all found the course informative and reassuring as individuals and as a company, and are all the better for having experienced it."
Ricard McCracken, Director, ecch, Cranfield University, August 2012
"Objective have been enormously helpful, not only in training our staff to travel and work safely in post conflict settings, but also in equipping the organisation with its Crisis Management needs. We cannot recommend their services highly enough.”
George Shaw, Travel and Security Advisor, HIV/AIDS Alliance, March 2010.
"An excellent course which I’m sure we will run again in a couple of years. Charlie got the balance right between being informative without being over alarmist."
Stuart Caldwell, Health & Safety Advisor, Procter & Gamble, Newcastle, Feb 2006
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