The potential threat from biological and chemical weapons is now greater than that from nuclear weapons. There are approximately 20 countries suspected of either possessing, or showing an interest in developing, offensive biological and/or chemical warfare capabilities.
Proliferation is not simply a matter of weapons but also of delivery systems. These include ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear, biological or chemical weapons. At present, any risk to the UK from the ballistic missiles from nations of concern is some years off. But Non-Government Organisations must be able to operate in regions such as the Middle East where the risks may be more immediate. The actions of Iraq, where Saddam Hussein used chemical weapons against both his own people and in the war against Iran, have made clear the dangers from the proliferation of biological and chemical weapons. In more recent times, there is significant international concern regarding the security of the chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) stockpiles believed to be held by the Syrian Government.
CBRN weapons may be used in any future conflict. Prior to deployment to a hostile environment, journalists and aid workers should be trained in the fundamentals of how to survive in a CBRN environment.
This is where we can help.
The Lifesigns Group Hostile Environments training team specialise in training journalists and aid workers in the use of CBRN equipment and CBRN first aid.
This course is non-residential and delivered in Guildford. Surrey
Cost: £400 per person (exc. VAT)