Organisations have a legal and moral duty of care to take all reasonable steps to ensure that their staff are safe from harm or injury. However, human rights defenders, humanitarian aid workers, journalists, peacebuilders and others are working in increasingly violent contexts and within increasingly restricted civic spaces. The key to keeping staff, partners and beneficiaries safe in such circumstances is effective security risk management.
The process is not complicated, but it can be daunting for those organisations and managers new to the approach. As part of our commitment to spreading good practice throughout the NGO community, Open Briefing offers organisations based in Europe a free three-hour workshop for managers and other staff responsible for duty of care and security.
“The workshop was a real eye-opener and extremely informative. The highly practical session enabled us to move forward in addressing our security needs.” Victoria Barnes, Legal Director, Human Dignity Trust
The workshop provides a thorough introduction to security risk management, including:
- Duty of care
- The security risk management framework
- Risk thresholds
- Security risk assessments
- Risk strategies and mitigation measures
- Security plans
- Crisis management
The session also includes a group risk assessment exercise and plenty of time for questions and discussion.
“The workshop was spot on for what we needed. Open Briefing helped us realise all that we need to do, and did it in a way that was positive, constructive and manageable. Such a useful three hours!” Nick Martlew, UK Director, Crisis Action
Please contact us to book a free workshop at your office for between four and a dozen people. Please note, you will need to provide a training room, flip chart and projector or screen. We may ask you for a contribution towards travel and accommodation costs.Free security risk management workshops for NGOs and charitiesClick To Tweet
Open Briefing is a member of the International NGO Safety & Security Association, BOND and the Charities Security Forum. We are also a certified social enterprise.