Wednesday 29 March, 2017
ISSEE are working with humanitarian demining international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) to implement an Improvised Explosive Device Defeat (IEDD) Course and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Awareness Course to be delivered in 2017. This, along with a Train-the-Trainer course, allows the INGOs to conduct training within their own operational sphere.
The ISSEE course offers a broader, more adaptable, full-spectrum approach to IEDD operations within a humanitarian demining context. The course, which will be accredited under National Occupational Standards, will allow the demining community to continue to provide humanitarian assistance in high threat areas, releasing land and improving local security.
The IEDD course is a natural progression for humanitarian demining practitioners, holding IMAS EOD Level3, that are currently operating in areas where there is a high threat of IEDs.
The course incorporates best practices obtained from field missions, military/police operations in a similar situation, and many other sources. The course explains the concepts and principles of IEDs and practical disposal training. These lessons pay particular attention to available resources and need for the community to remain neutral.
The IED Awareness course helps students gain a greater appreciation of how an IED is structured; what to be aware of when carrying out field operations; complements other pre-deployment courses provided by employers; and serves as a focal point for communication between INGOs operating in high risk areas.
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