Security Services

Hostile Environment Training Courses

Orchid Risk provides tailored security awareness courses that train people on effectively navigating hostile environments and dangerous situations. Please keep reading below to find out more about everything that we can do for you and your company.

Personal Security Awareness in Hostile Situations

Due to the recent terrorist atrocities that have occurred in parts of Europe as well as on the global scale, Orchid Risk has begun providing a bespoke security awareness course for sustained resilience. For large companies who consider a duty of care to their personnel, this is the perfect opportunity.

Our Personal Security Awareness in Hostile Situations training course is aimed at people who live, work or travel to places that run the risk of becoming victims to a terrorist attack or active shooters. We deliver training for urban survival with a “run, hide, tell” principle.

You will be given very simple general advice as well as more complex tips and techniques to employ. This includes advice on hotel security and travel security including navigating by cars, taxis, trains and planes.

We will deliver straightforward information on ballistics that can help people effectively decide how to be safe and seek hard cover. This is done through gaining a better understanding of the effects of gunshots and explosions.

Basic Life Support that keeps yourself and others alive during the so-called Golden Hour will be included. All of our instructors have first-hand experience across all aspects of every subject. Their knowledge is current and relevant, and guaranteed to be up to date and effective in these situations.

Our focus group is considered to suit all of the following industries, but is not limited to:

  • The Oil and Gas Industry
  • Airlines and Shipping Industries
  • International Hotels and Venues
  • Financial Institutes
  • Charities

Training dates for this course will be confirmed upon request, so get in touch with our team at your earliest convenience to find out more. This training can be carried out in the UK as well as overseas. All courses are fully bespoke and will last between 1 to 5 days.

Hostile Environment Training

Hostile Environment Close Protection Operators

This course offered by Orchid Risk provides close protection operatives with the opportunity to enhance their professional development. The HECPO – Hostile Environment Close Protection Operators – course will train participants to undertake various tasks in challenging situations, which will reflect working in a high risk environment.

Our professional instructors will teach you high-end skillsets in all of the following areas:

  • Weapon Safety
  • Practical Live Firing Competencies
  • Preparing and Supporting a Hostile Environment Close Protection Operation
  • Emergency Response Procedures to Protect the Safety of the Client

Our HECPO course will take place in Poole in Dorset and be split into two training days in the following ways.


Day One

  1. Principles of Marksmanship
  2. Detailed Weapons Brief
  3. Stripping, Cleaning and Assembling All Weapons
  4. Safe Handling Drills
  5. Weapons Handling Tests
  6. Firearms Competency with Multiple Semi-Automatic Weapons
  7. Immediate Action Drills
  8. Shooting from Various Positions
  9. Pistol Drills
  10. Changing from Primary to Secondary Weapons Systems

Day Two

  1. Personal Security Details
  2. Security and Situation Awareness
  3. HECP Foot Drills
  4. Emergency Response
  5. Tactical Mobility
  6. Embus and Debus Drills
  7. Anti-Ambush Drills
  8. Conduct After Capture


Why Choose Orchid Risk?

Orchid Risk is an established independent global risk consultancy specialising in maritime security and a wide range of training solutions. We help individuals and businesses understand and effectively manage the risks and opportunities that come with operating in hostile or otherwise complex environments.

Here at Orchid Risk, we are very proud of the diversity, breadth of experience and world-class skills that our people bring to the table. Our business encompasses a truly unique dynamic from members who are very passionate about geopolitics, human rights and providing protection to ship and super yacht owners among others.

The sheer wealth of the Orchid Risk team’s background and perspectives gives us a unique edge over the competition and enables us to solve even the most complex problems. We are loyal to our established company values and have a strong commitment to providing our customers with the finest consultancy services and training courses available on the market.

Headquartered in Poole, Dorset, all Orchid Risk contracts are individually managed to ensure that all potential risks are mitigated under agreed international legislation. With our proven track record of excellence and loyal client base, you can book your hostile environment courses with us without any hesitation.


Customer Testimonial

I will start by telling you why I went for Orchid Risk. There are many close protection courses out there – all will say they do the best course run by ex UK Special Forces and of course they are. They rate how good they are by how kinetic and gung-ho they can be in preparing you for hostile environments. The real CP world is much broader and with the attacks in France and wider Europe, CP is getting closer to home.

Orchid Risk is the only one I found that offers both corporate and hostile environment, instructed by people (UKSF and Civil Police) with many years’ experience in the Military environment and Civil Police. They have worked for members of Parliament, Royalty, drug squads and others to give you a broad and diverse training package.

It covered all aspects of CP to a high standard. Planning, reconnaissance, driving, surveillance and counter surveillance, search and resident CP as well as hostile environment training done in real time locations in and around the Poole area.

The course will test you, putting you under real scrutiny on a daily basis to ensure you end the course at your best and ready for the job.  The important thing is – will the course get you work? I did my course in April 2016 and was getting jobs in London and South England end of May 2016. The course was very good, demanding and of course enjoyable, led by staff and instructors that I still keep in touch with today.” –Adam Benfield


Any More Questions?

If you would like to speak to an Orchid Risk team member to find out more about either one of these hostile environment courses, then there are several ways that you can get in contact with us. Please feel free to either call us directly on 01202 692 250, e-mail your requirements right on over to ops@orchidrisk.com or fill in our simple contact form with your details. We will get back to you very shortly to advise and confirm.

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