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Safety Training Courses
- All staff working for the BBC in countries designated hostile environments must complete the Hostile Environment and First Aid course and refreshers (HEFAT). The courses last for 3 years and your training must be in date for you to be deployed.
- Any staff who are likely to be deployed to and operate in potentially volatile public order situations where violence is thought to be likely must attend the two day Public Order Course.
News Assignment Location Safety (NALS)
- All Journalism and freelance staff deployed by the BBC on news locations or any management deploying staff must complete the mandatory News Assignment Location Safety (NALS) course.
- After 5 years and every 5 years thereafter, must undertake the News Assignment Location Safety Online refresher.
Training resources are under regular development – check the course list given under 'News' and 'High Risk' in our safety guideline 'Training and Competence: Safety' (see Related Topics).
Contact the BBC Safety Advice Line or your Divisional Safety Adviser for queries on safety training or with suggestions on briefings or future courses. Ext: 0464 / +44(0) 370 411 0464.
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