Hostile environment and first-aid training for
media organisations, journalists and NGOs

It could be a war or a natural disaster on the other side of the world. It could be civil unrest in an authoritarian state or an election rally in an emerging democracy. But it could just as easily be a demonstration that turns violent in your home town, or a train crash, or a gunman on the rampage, a terrorist bomb… You don’t have to travel to find a hostile environment, it can find you, and usually very quickly.

For the civilian professionals who have to work in these unpredictable and often life-threatening situations – reporters, photographers, broadcasters and aid workers – knowing how to
operate safely and effectively can mean the difference between surviving or becoming a victim, between coping or falling apart, between being able to do their job to the best of their ability –whether that’s reporting from the front line or providing humanitarian aid – or not.

Blue Dot Safety provides hostile-environment, safety and first-aid training to journalists and
media professionals, photographers, charity workers and anyone whose job means they must be prepared, not just to survive, but to work effectively in the harshest of conditions.

If you’d like to find out more, please contact us.

(Photographs: © Andy Haden, Alexander Walker, Ban Barkawi, UK DID)