Course Description

  • Overview

    With South Africa’s current violence and crime threat level being so high, the need for a shift in security awareness has become an urgent requirement and has also become a duty of care requirement for organisations and their employees. This cannot be achieved without meeting the need to uplift individual behaviour to a more innovative, holistic, inclusive and proactive level of security and safety awareness so that this becomes a cultural norm.

  • Pathway

    GSSAT Online has been designed based on years of research as a unique ‘switch on’ training program and offers a clear pathway to achieve fundamental safety and security awareness. This is achieved by offering a proven hands-on approach, underpinned by industry expert experience and leading academic research.

  • Goal

    The primary goal is to provide the fundamental knowledge needed to assist in identifying potential threats and risks and to enhance safety and security by creating a mindset of realistic and proactive security awareness.

  • Objective

    Whilst our online version is no substitute for face to face training its designed to deliver a comprehensive training approach which will equip participants with the skills, training and tools required to identify, predict and ideally mitigate the safety and security risks and threats to which they may be exposed.

  • Course Duration

    Est. hours to complete : 1.5 Hour

The following topics will be covered:

  • Awareness, Intuition and Observation

  • Adrenal Response Management and Threat Overviews

  • Emerging Trends and Understanding Criminal and Terrorist MOs

  • Attacker Ritual and Target Hardening

  • Introduction to Scenario Planning and Response

  • Fundamentals of Emergency and Crisis Response

  • Suspicious Items (Relevant to Basic Bomb and IED awareness) and OHSA Compliance Considerations

  • Active Armed Offender Response (Run, Hide, Fight and Communicate Modelling)

  • Introduction to Personal Safety Fundamentals and Communication Considerations

  • Introduction to Working with Authorities and After Incident Management and Recovery

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Welcome

    • Welcome to GSSAT Online

    • Terms and Conditions

  • 2

    Chapter 2: Introduction and Overview of Safety and Security Awareness

    • Lesson Overview: Introduction & Overview of Safety and Security Awareness

    • Lesson 1: Video

    • Lesson 2: Overview of Safety and Security Awareness Print Out

    • Chapter 2 Knowledge Test

  • 3

    Chapter 3: Awareness

    • Lesson Overview: Awareness

    • Lesson 1: Video

    • Lesson 2: Suspicious Objects Animated Video

    • Lesson 3: Video

    • Lesson 4: Awareness Print Out

    • Chapter 3 Knowledge Test

  • 4

    Chapter 4: Assessment

    • Lesson Overview: Assessment

    • Lesson 1: Video

    • Lesson 2: Assessment Print Out

    • Chapter 4 Knowledge Test

  • 5

    Chapter 5: Action and Avoidance

    • Lesson Overview: Action and Avoidance

    • Lesson 1: Run Animated Video

    • Lesson 2: Video

    • Lesson 3: Hide Animated Video

    • Lesson 4: Video

    • Lesson 5: Fight Video Animated Video

    • Lesson 6: Action and Avoidance Print Out

    • Chapter 5 Knowledge Test

  • 6

    Chapter 6: Consequence and Aftermath

    • Lesson Overview: Consequence and Aftermath

    • Lesson 1: Video

    • Lesson 2: GSSAT General Animated Video

    • Lesson 3: Consequence and Aftermath Print Out

    • Chapter 6 Knowledge Test

  • 7

    Chapter 7: Summary and Conclusion

    • Summary and Conclusion



Group CEO, Risk 2 Solution

Dr Gav Schneider

Acknowledged Risk Leader 

Dr Gav is the Group CEO of Risk 2 Solution and is an acknowledged subject matter expert on human based risk management and the psychology of risk. He is a highly experienced, security, safety, emergency and risk specialist with decades of experience. 

Dr Gav has conducted business in over 17 countries and provided a wide range of services for a very diverse client base, ranging from heads of state to school teachers. He is a leading academic in his field and heads up the Post Graduate Psychology of Risk program at the Australian Catholic University (ACU). 

He is also the author of the highly acclaimed ‘Can I See your Hands: A Guide to Situational Awareness, Personal Risk Management, Resilience and Security’ available for purchase, here. Dr Gav has been recognised for his work and was the RMIA Risk Consultant of the Year for 2019 and one of the top twenty global thought leaders in fire and security in the IFSEC Global Security & Fire Influencer Awards. 

Education and Training

  • Doctor of Criminology
  • Certificate in Disruptive Strategy (Harvard Business School) 
  • Master of Technology in Security and Risk Management 
  • Graduate Diploma in Management (Learning) & Strategic Leadership 
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrated Risk

Enhance your safety and security awareness with this intensive course.