Training/Courses

Metis Services tailors training courses in security and provides training around the globe.

 

For the first time in Sweden, we offer safety and security training for young travellers. The course curriculum is the result of decades of applied specialist security experience in hostile and challenging environments. Spring 2017, the course was held in cooperation with  Vagabond, the biggest travel magazine in Sweden.

SAFETY AND SECURITY
FOR TRAVELLERS
ONE-DAY INTENSIVE COURSE

WHO WILL HELP YOU?
An insurance is not automatically activated. What will you have to do? Can you get yourself to safety to make the distress call? What conditions does your insurance company, sponsoring organisation or parents place? We will tailor your training to meet the needs.

COURSE CONTENT

How to be ready
The course will both prepare you for a safe adventure into the unknown and better qualify you forinternational volunteer programmes.

Risk Mitigation
Learn how to identify and avoid risk and common mistakes.
• Plan, prepare, pack
• Avoidable human error,cultural awareness

Mental training
Acquire skills to handle stressful situations and threats.

Practical tools
Tactics for increased personal safety, First Aid and packing for redundancy.

Threats to young travellers
• Medical / Environmental
• Cons / Tricks
• Theft, robbery, violent attack
• Gender-based threats
• Traffic accidents

Core Skills and Strategies
• Situational awareness
• Street smartness
• Victim profiling– become a hard target
• Fire safety and First Aid

THE COURSE IS TAILORED FOR
• Gap-year and Exchange Students
• Back-packing, Adventure tourism and Expeditions
• Volunteers and Field-study programmes

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
WHEN By request
WHERE Stockholm
PRICE 1995 SEK, ex. VAT
APPLICATIONS http://www.vagabond.se/sidor/resesakerhet or contact@metisservices.se

“Come back alive”

Unique course for journalists how to minimize risk and handle incidents in the field. The curriculum is jointly developed by Metis Services and Blank Spot Project with sponsorship from Kalityfonden, Swedish Union of Journalists and Reporters Without Borders.

 

For more information and inquiries about similar courses in English or in location other than Sweden, contact us.

SYLLABUS

DAY 1: Situation awareness and risk analysis

Strategies and methods to identify and assess threats

The art of aborting a mission

What to do if mission goes wrong

Contact with newsdesk

Situational Awareness strategies

Lessons learned: Lecture by Joakim Medin

 

DAY 2: Source protection, safe meetings and storage of information

Setting up safe meetings with interview objects, protecting contacts and confidential information

Countering surveillance and monitoring; protecting sources

Field medicine session I: Fluid therapy and hypovolemia; ballistics; ABCDE and burns (according to Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support-First Responder)

Lessons learned: Lecture by Martin Schibbye

 

DAY 3: Field work, practical training what to do if mission goes wrong

Field medicine session II: Casualties; triage; medical kit; improvised transport

Field medicine III: Attending to injured colleagues – handling mass casualties

Safe communication and data; Identifying and handling digital/online threat

Satellite communication and Communication Security

Lecture: Conduct After Capture

 

Day 4: Incident management – practical exercise

Conduct After Capture exercise

Lessons learned: Personnel Recovery Operations and PTSD