Welcome to the Personal Field Security Training / Nairobi, HPSS, Kenya

Before you register we want to give you some more information on the training and answer some frequently asked questions. Please read the following as well as our terms and conditions at the bottom of the page before registering. If you have further questions, please contact us!

Purpose of the training

The Personal Field Security (PFST) has been specifically designed to increase preparedness and awareness of people working in high risk environments and support them in building confidence in managing critical and life-threatening situations. It is commonly referred as HEAT training in the sector. Throughout the training, participants will attend theoretical sessions, practice new skills and experience real-life simulations exercises.
Preparation, planning and reaction are the three pillars of our PFST.
Personal Security and First Aid are a significant part of the duty of care from companies and organizations to their employees. Trainings are vital to assure staff, families and companies that staff will be working in an environment with optimal preparation. At the end of the training, the participants will feel more comfortable to carry out their work in various environment. They will be better equipped to anticipate and react to threat. This training supports the mainstreaming of the security culture across the entire company/organisation.

Content of the training

  • Security & situational awareness
  • Map reading and orientation
  • Movement and convoy security
  • Communication skills
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Stress and trauma
  • Dealing with aggression
  • Gender specific risks
  • Kidnap & Hostage situations
  • Weapons awareness
  • Hibernation/Relocation/Evacuation
  • Critical incident management
  • Simulations & field exercises
  • Welcome barbecue

Our approach

  • Safe learning environment
  • Building skills and confindence
  • Cutting-edge training materials
  • Practical 70%, theory 30%
  • Real life simulations and scenario
  • Certified expert trainers
  • 10+ specialised actors
  • Collective & personal feed-back
  • Comfortable venue (HPSS)


Anyone travelling or working in risky environments and/or remote areas.


3 days including all the modules, 7 hours of Emergency First Aid (certification) and a final simulation exercise (4 hours).

Course Times

Day 1, 9am – 7pm
Day 2, 8.30am – 9pm
Day 3, 8.30am – 7pm


Successful participants will receive an OSC-Highfield Training Certificate and an Emergency First Responder Certificate.
In order to facilitate the certification process, you will be asked to provide details for each participant in advance including Date of Birth.


Location & Accommodation

The course takes place at the Humanitarian Peace and Support School in Nairobi, Kenya. The school is located in Embakasi. The campus is opposite the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. It is approximately a 5 km drive from the airport terminal. It is a secure location, guarded 24 hours a day, surrounded by an electric fence and regularly patrolled by the guard.

Humanitarian Peace & Support School
P.O.Box 3396 – 00200
Eastern Bypass,
Embakasi Garrison,
Nairobi, Kenya
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Participants and facilitators are accommodated in single rooms with en-suite bathrooms.
We strongly advise you to arrive on the night before in order to settle in and unpack. Should you choose to arrive on the night before we request you arrive between 4 and 7pm to arrange room check-in and to ensure that you are in time for dinner. The extra night accommodation is $85 and is at the participant’s expense and not covered in course fees.

Should you arrive on the first day please ensure that you arrive no later than 8.30am so that you can settle in, unpack, and be ready to start at 9.00am. You will need to register at reception and fill in some additional paperwork. You will also need to provide details of how you will access the venue – (own car, taxi, minibus) at least 48 hours in advance.

Meals & Dietary Requirements

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and two tea breaks are provided each day and will be taken at the venue beginning with lunch and a great barbecue in the evening on the first day. Breakfast on the first day is provided only to those who have stayed overnight. Water is available throughout the course.
Special dietary requirements will be accommodated within reason and should be indicated on the registration form.

Transport to/from the location

We advise you not to book transportation until you have been confirmed, registered and paid for the course to avoid incurring additional costs.
When booking transport, allow sufficient time to get to and from the venue. If you are flying in, you should allow 30 minutes to travel to/from the airport.
There are no cash machines at the venue so please ensure you have sufficient USD or Kenyan Shillings before you leave the airport (transportation, drinks). Taxis are available at the airport. The fare to the venue is between $20 and $30.
HPSS also provides a shuttle: $30 per person or $100 for a group (this must be arranged at least 7 days in advance).

The cost of transportation to and from the venue is the responsibility of the participant.

Facilitators and training facilities

You will be trained by field-experienced security professionals who specialise and understand working in humanitarian and development contexts. They will aim to ensure that your learning is as realistic and relevant as possible to the context and risks you will face in the work you do. The training will be highly interactive and require full participation in order for you to draw the most benefit from it.

The HPSS provides large and well-equipped training rooms with comfortable resting areas. The PSO Village, the simulation training field, is simply one of the best. The village covers approximatively 3 square Km and is perfect for real-life simulation exercises. The HPSS provides all the necessary equipment and professional soldiers and actors support the exercises.

Additional Costs

There might be other costs that you, or your organisation, need to consider.
* Course fees do not cover airfare or travel to/from the training venue.
* Visas or other documentation is not included in the course fee and is the responsibility of the participant.

Terms & Conditions

Participants recognise that all participation is voluntary. Payment is due in full upon registration and no place is confirmed until payment has been made. This applies to both individuals and organisations.  Participants will need to provide their passport number to OSC for security reasons. Participants should ensure that they are fit and healthy and able to attend the training. Any concerns or issues should be declared in advance, where possible.

Cancellation & Refund

Individuals and organisations are fully responsible for investigating and understanding any visas or documentation required to attend the course in Nairobi, Kenya. If visas or other documentation are not forthcoming, the regular cancellation and refund details below apply.
If cancellation is necessary, it should be made two weeks in advance of the start date of the course and a full refund will be made.
Cancellations made within the two weeks of the start date of the course will be charged in full and participants may only request a substitute to attend in their stead or to transfer their registration to another/later course subject to availability.
No-shows (failing to attend) will result in 100% of the course being charged.