When close protection teams and security operators are deployed to hostile and challenging environments, their expertise is always in high demand. The remote nature of their deployment rotations means they are frequently required to bear the responsibility of the safety and welfare of a diverse patient population, and with limited forms of communication.
The operational teams, and those they serve and protect work under extremes of environmental, physical and psychological stress for prolonged periods of time. Maintaining skills in this environment is both critical, and extremely difficult. The traditional approach is reliant on operators sacrificing leave to requalify and update their qualifications and competencies.
The scope and depth of skills that require updating represents a significant sacrifice for operators, lowering morale and impacting on rest and recuperation, family and social lives, and ultimately overall productivity. Olive Group, recognising these critical operational constraints, proactively approached Iqarus - as its trusted training partner - to find an innovative solution.
The goal was to maintain and enhance operational capability in Kabul, Afghanistan, with minimal disruption to operations, or personnel.