Who We Are
Travel Safety Training for Businesses, NGOs, Media Teams, Journalists and Individuals
Objective Travel Safety specialises in training a wide range of professionals & individuals prior to their travels. Since 2002, we have been running Hostile Environment Safety Courses (HEST/HET/HEFAT) for journalists deploying to conflict zones, we currently have a contract with the European Broadcast Union and have run courses for most of the UK's print and TV media.
Training for NGO's, Not for Profit Organisations, Charlities and Businesses
We also run training courses for NGOs and businesses including large multi-national companies sending employees to post conflict countries. Our acclaimed Business Travel Safety Awareness Courses provide companies and their employees with the knowledge and skills needed to stay safe when abroad and also deliver the duty of care obligations for companies.
Leisure and Adventure Travel Training Courses
Courses are also available for Expeditions, such as The Mongol Rally and Objective Travel Safety also trained Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman before both the' Long Way Round' & 'Long Way Down' motor bike expeditions.
Courses for Gap Year Students and Post-University Students
The increasing need for safety awareness for young travellers led to the creation of the Gap Year Travel Safety Training course. In one day, students are given advice, warnings and responses to various situations they may face whilst travelling abroad. The course is designed to teach the individual how to evaluate situations so they can avoid trouble and to give them the confidence to get off the beaten track and explore in order to make the most of their gap year.
The course had been running now for over 15 years. The current trainers are Charlie McGrath, Clare Price, Marina Stephenson and India McGrath.
Marina spent her childhood living in South Africa and then went back to Southern Africa on her gap year before going onto to work in Australia and New Zealand. Further trips have taken her to North and East Africa and also to the Far East, North and South America. In addition, she has worked as a travel consultant for the last 20 years.
India has lived and worked in Malawi and Uganda and also spent time travelling through West Africa. Working part-time for an education based NGO that works to help children access an education in some of the world's toughest countries. Since leaving school, India has backpacked across much of Asia, including India, Burma, Sri Lanka.
Clare grew up in Uganda and has travelled extensively throughout India and South East Asia.
Objective Travel Safety was established in 2002 by Charlie McGrath, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton & Nick Nash and specialises in training a wide range of professionals and individuals prior to their travels. We have a range of consultants who assist us in the delivery of training and the provision of security advice. Whilst our team is small, we ensure that our training is delivered by high quality personnel who have extensive knowledge of global security and overseas travel. For example, on our Hostile Environment Safety Courses (HEST/HET) for journalists delivered in partnership with Eurovision (EBU) we ensure that one of the four instructors is a leading journalist, often Eric Feijten and Peter Ter Velde (both of whom work extensively for Dutch TV NOS), Robert Adams, or Ben Timberlake, all of whom have covered conflicts over many years. For our medical training, we work with a variety of specialists who provide training, medical support and trauma packs.
05 Dec, 2021
Global: FCDO advise against all travel to many countries
Covid-19: Over 193m cases & 5m deaths
Southern Africa: New covid variant & travel restrictions added...
04 Dec, 2021
A new covid variant has emerged named Omicron in late Nov '21 in Southern Africa prompting the UK, Israel and many EU countries banning flights. On 25th Nov the UK put 9 southern africa...
02 Dec, 2021
Cases of Covid-19 are now slowing down and travel is beginning to open up to Central and South America. However, some countries such as Argentina and Uruguay remai...