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Working in a post disaster zone.

It is becoming increasingly common for us to see media working in a post disaster zone. The need to share the human story, potentially to help mobilise the necessary emergency response from local or international bodies, requires dedicated people to deploy at short notice into this challenging environment.

For the media organisation sending their staff, into earthquake zones, flooding or post major incident, there is a vast range of safety and wellbeing considerations to be considered. Whilst clearly only one part of the equation, training is often deemed essential.

Our safety training courses are run on a modular format. Each individual organisation can tailor their training requirement, in much the same way as a disaster response is tailored.

All our training courses are based on the idea that we all come to a course with previous experience and ideas, that we learn in different ways, but that the more practical and immersive the training the more effective and lasting the experience.

We have a wide range of learning outcomes which can be woven together to make a practical, empowering learning experience.

Common elements in our Working in a Post Disaster Zone training include:

Planning before the trip

Selection of kit and equipment

Emergency planning

Vehicle and driver safety

Navigation and radio communication

Dealing with people, conflict and aggression

Working in crowds

Water safety/working from boats

Weapon and explosive awareness [please note this isn’t training you to use weapons]

Explosive Remnants of War & Mines

Hostile environments first aid training

Travel health

Post traumatic stress

During our Working in a Post Disaster Zone training package, we break each of these themes down further, into manageable “chunks”. These can then be clearly defined and ensure we have covered the required content properly, we call these learning outcomes.

Some sample learning outcomes from the medical element of the course are:

The medical element of this course is about 50% of the content, often the medical elements are combined with the safety elements, for example using a map and radio as part of evacuating a casualty.

The course duration varies depending on the final agreed content, but is typically between three and five days.

Training can be delivered at one of our training venues in the United Kingdom, but Lazarus Training is experienced in providing its services worldwide.

To find out more about us as a company, you might want to check out our main website, or you can email us on info[at]lazarustraining.co.uk or call us on +44 800 242 5210.

We are also on the usual social media channels, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram for example.

Lazarus Training App for your phone.

Our media first aid training is all about building confidence and knowledge in life saving skills. But we want people to have easy access to memory joggers and this is were our Lazarus Training app comes in.

Our #trainforreal courses are all about immersive, practical, empowering training. We clearly see the delegates’ confidence and knowledge increase during our time with them. But we all benefit from a bit of revision and recapping, so to make this as easy as possible Lazarus Training app is now available for free from the usual places such as the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Most of us are rarely without our mobile phones nowadays, something which must be great for the speed of 999 calls, but with our Lazarus Training app we can make this an opportunity for that much needed revision.

What’s in the Lazarus Training App?

Lazarus Training App 2

We have tried to keep the size of the app small [we all know the pains of juggling phone storage], but to give access to the main information you would want. There is a calendar of our forthcoming training events; under Training you will find overviews of many topics from out courses ie AED use; Guidelines has a range of first aid guidelines and mnemonics and of course their is a news section.

We understand that you may not want to hear everything that is going in at Lazarus Training, so you can select what notifications you want and additionally give us feedback, on both the app and our training, via the main menu.

We will be adding new content to the app all the time and as the technology evolves we’ll try and find new ways to use the app. We now have videos embedded into the Training section and plan to increase this over time.

If you are out of signal, or have turned off your data, you can still access the main parts of the app, such as guidelines but you won’t be able to access the video content.

One of the reasons for the app was to ensure that we stay in touch with the great people that have attended our training courses, so we have included a form that you can complete if you use your first aid.  We really are interested in your experiences as this can help us adapt the training for the future. So whether you download it to get the guideline reminders, check our training calendar or to let our know your feedback- just download it!

Increasing range of media safety training courses

Lazarus Training is continuing to develop its training catalogue with an increasing range of media safety training courses. To enable people to find the required information as easily as possible we are developing a range of topic specific websites. Whether its our range of media first aid training courses, our workplace safety training or our first aid training for hostile and challenging environments- you’ll find the key information online.

For example we have specific pages for our first aid in hostile environments training: http://mediafirstaidtraining.com/first-aid-in-hostile-locations

Or maybe you are looking for something a little less..”war like”- then any of our range of media safety training courses from our media first aid training project might be of interest. Information on our First Aid in the Office or Studio, First Aid on Locations and First Aid in Remote Locations courses might be of interest. For these we have set up a mini-website at http://mediafirstaidtraining.com/

As the above courses are relatively new, having been written purely for the media industry, we thought people might like to “see” what the training is like, how it’s delivered etc. To allow this we are constantly uploaded footage and images to our websites, but also to our YouTube Channel. Please note that we have worked with the media for many years- but we are a wide range of media safety training people- not cameramen! Apologies for any dodgy camera work or editing.

 

If you are interested in talking to someone about our courses call us on 0800 242 5210 or drop as an email to info@lazarustraining.co.uk.

If you want to know more about us as a company, how we work etc then you might want to visit our main website’s blog pages:

Running a First Aid in Remote Locations course- insiders view- Day One

Safety awareness training for freelancers

An increasing amount of the content used on media channels is gathered by freelancers, with many putting themselves in harms way to get the “piece”. Whether in the aftermath of a natural disaster or in a conflict zone a lack of planning can have catastrophic consequences.

Our Safety Awareness Training for freelancers course is designed to set the foundations of good safety practice for this fluid working group.

This one day Safety Awareness Course covers both ends of the task, pre-deployment and the possible after effects of covering nature disasters or wars.

The course can be adapted to meet the specific requirements of the delegates but typically covers:

 

Pre-assignment considerations:

Assessing risk

Completing risk assessments

Kit and equipment requirements

Insurance considerations: personal & equipment

Information security: written and electronic [including social media]

Medical requirements: personal health issues; travel health; first aid kit contents

Safety awareness training for freelancers

Emergency planning: injury; illness; lost; overdue

Post traumatic stress

What is Post traumatic stress [PTS]; when is it PTS; why does it happen; why are media workers affected.

How to recognise PTS: in colleagues; in contributors; in yourself.

Coping strategies: for colleagues; for contributors; for yourself.

Interviewing victims of trauma.

Sources of help: free; at cost.

All training is conducted to reflect in house policies and procedures and/or equipment.

The course is designed to promote good practice in the media sector, particulary amongst the freelancer community. Many of the topics covered in this course can be expanded upon with further training available.

Contact us on 0800 242 5210 or by info@lazarustraining.co.uk to find out more or to discuss your specific needs.

 

Hostile environments training courses

Hostile environments training course for media is aimed at providing skills and knowledge to help media workers prepare for and function within potentially hostile environments.

Lazarus Training has preset designed hostile environments training courses or can produce bespoke training covering hostile environments and/or remote first aid. We can tailor the training to reflect both high risk and medium risk environments.

Our training team has recent experience on the ground in Afghanistan, Pakistan, West Africa, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey/Syria border, East Africa and Thailand. We don’t just teach this stuff, or rely upon “old” stories from our army days, we continue to deploy, with staff in Afghanistan in November and South Africa in December.

At Lazarus Training we pride ourselves on listening to the client and working with them to cover their specific needs, so all group course bookings are treated as bespoke events. Course content is varied to meet the needs of each client group but would typically cover:

Planning before the trip

Selection of kit and equipment

Emergency planning

Dealing with people, conflict and aggression

Weapon and explosive awareness [please note this isn’t training you to use weapons]

Explosive Remnants of War & Mines

Vehicle and driver safety

Hostile environments first aid training

Travel health

Post traumatic stress

Hostile environment training course for media workers

Our training reflects our #trainforreal ethos with all training being highly practical and interactive, including the use of training scenarios and simulations. All our training team has experience both in working in hostile or remote environments and in delivering training for people traveling or working within a hostile environment.

 

We run two courses:

 

Hostile Environments Training for Media Workers- Medium Risk. This is a two day course covering the absolute essentials and is idea for teams traveling for short durations.

 

Hostile Environments Training for Media Workers- High Risk. This is a four and a half day course.

 

If you want to know more about us as a company or want to discuss your specific hostile environments training for media workers requirements, give us a call on 0800 242 5210.

Media first aid training

Media first aid training from Lazarus

Media first aid training is a specialist topic, in which Lazarus Training has years of experience. Having worked closely with large media organisations and regulating bodies, we can now offer a range of media first aid training courses covering all the requirements of the industry or sector.

 

The basic level is the First Aid in the Office or Studio course, this one day course is designed to meet the requirements of media staff in static locations, with medical help nearby but who may be mixing with the public.

 

Our First Aid on Locations course is just that, two days of practical media first aid training, covering the basics up to dealing with a road traffic collision. This course is highly practical, including the use of training scenarios with fake blood and injuries. This course includes the First Aid in the Office or Studio qualification.

 

Our First Aid in Remote Locations lasts three days and builds upon the First Aid on Locations course. Designed for groups working remote from medical assistance this courses includes travel health and prolonged care of someone injured or taken ill.

 

All our training is focused on the individuals attending the course and their likely working environment. We ensure that the training reflects the needs of the delegates and the first aid equipment they will have access to [or not as the case may be]. Our training is well known for its practical nature and is summed up in our #trainforreal ethos.

 

Assessment is carried out during the course, meaning there is no final written exam- as there isn’t in real life. Delegates need to be prepared for the physical nature of the training and need to wear older clothing which they won’t mind getting dirty!

 

 

If you want to know more about us visit the about us pages of this website, or view the training scenarios and simulations page to see about our training. Otherwise give us a call on 0800 242 5210 to discuss your media first aid training needs.