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Contractors on Deployed Operations (CONDO) and Hostile Hazardous Environment Awareness Training

The correct level of training is a critical element of risk mitigation for personnel deployment in an area designated as a Non-Permissive, High Risk or Hostile Environment.

This course will address the essential elements of personal and corporate risk assessment, alongside risk mitigation focussing on the physical and psychological risks faced by employees working in those areas where a higher level of personal, group and team awareness must be recognised.

HZL offers those personnel deploying to Permissive and Non-Permissive environments that have been designed to meet the obligations under DEFSTAN 05-129 and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) DEFCON 687.

Course Details



HZL Specialist Solutions Ltd,
Unit 4 JSH,
Brian Clough Business Centre,
200-222 Cotton Lane,
DE24 8GH


Timings & Dates:

0830-1700 hours.


Individual booking £800 + VAT (£960) per delegate.

Contact us for group bookings.

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In order to complete this qualification candidates must:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Deploying to hostile or high risk areasa

Delivery/Assessment Methods

  • 2 day short course; or
  • 3 day extended scenario course

Assessment is by:

  • Scenario based practical exercises
  • Observations
  • Question and answers
  • Multi choice examination paper

Course Contents

The course is delivered by HZL trainers with extensive operational and training experience in various locations world wide.

  • Country specific security and threat brief
  • Cultural awareness
  • Situation awareness
  • In country travel, journey management and where applicable use of MOD transport
  • Working alongside internal and external security (close protection teams and military personnel)
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threat awareness
  • Explosive ordinance and mines awareness
  • Minefield extraction drills
  • Hostage and kidnap drills
  • Environmental health
  • Medical and first aid training
  • What to do on different forms of attack and;
  • Scenario based training

What's Next?

Candidates successfully completing this qualification may wish to progress to further qualifications such as:

  • TQUK Level 3 Award in Graduated Response Options for Personal Safety (RQF).

Any Questions?

Contact us today to find out how we can help you learn from our highly qualified and operationally experienced teachers, trainers and practitioners.