Mykel Hawke is one of the leading survival experts in the USA and his wife, Ruth England, has extensive experience working alongside Mykel in countless survival situations. Dean Laplonge is a safety communications expert with a wealth of experience in the resource sector. Our all-star team will deliver credible and effective survival training to your organization. Click on picture for a full bio.
The resource sector is facing increased risks from civil unrest and extreme weather events. Industry safety and security programs often fail to deliver the basic skills training that would help employees survive an extreme situation in a hostile environment before help arrives. We can help bridge that training gap with highly effective survival skills training, customized to suit your business needs and operating environment.
Violent attacks against resource extraction operations are unfortunately becoming an all-too familiar news story.
From domestic terrorism, to suicide bombings, hostage-taking, and acts of sabotage across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, resource operations and their employees are increasingly under attack. Extreme weather events are also on the rise, causing more flooding, landslides, wild fires, and drought.
For the resources sector these all translate into increased risk of damage to vital infrastructure and equipment, and constitute a heightened threat to the safety of employees.
The Hawke-EST blog offers in-depth articles and research which explore the extreme situation risks facing the resources sector today, and advice on how resource companies can better prepare their employees to face the life-threatening challenges of these risks.Tell me more
Resource companies are typically too narrowly focused on managing predictable day-to-day safety hazards in the workplace.
The scary fact is that routine hazards aren't the only threat to your employees' safety. What if the controlled workplace environment is subject to a sudden terrorist attack, environmental disaster, or other extreme and unpredictable situation? What if your employees need to flee their work site or if they are left to fend for themselves in hostile terrain?
Our training focuses on providing operation-specific survival skills so your employees will be psychologically and physically prepared to deal with an extreme situation where they live and work.Tell me more
Our expert survival trainers will provide your employees with the skills they need to survive an extreme situation.
We will tailor the survival training to ensure it is relevant to the specific survival needs of your employees in their operating environment, and to respond to the risks of extreme situations most likely to occur in that environment. Common topics included in extreme situation survival training are:
We can also perform a gap assessment with your safety and security personnel to ensure the extreme situation survival training complements existing programs and policies.
A range of survival training tools and equipment including medical and food factsheets specific to the workplace environment, survival equipment (e.g., knives, bug out bags), and communications (e.g., videos, training guides) are available to complement our training.
To arrange a FREE consultation with our survival team complete our contact form and we will be in touch.Tell me more
Survival training courses can be run at a range of domestic and international locations.
Survival training can be delivered in domestic or international settings depending on the location of your business sites, or we can arrange for the training to be carried out at one of our training facilities in Texas.
The training can be delivered pre-departure to help prepare your employees for the risks they will face in their future workplace. It can also be provided in the field to allow your employees to experience a simulated extreme situation right where they work.
Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your requirements.Tell me more
This archive of news headlines highlights some of the extreme situations that resource industry employees around the world have had to face in recent times. Tragically, in many cases the organizations and individuals concerned were not adequately prepared for what was about to unfold.
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