Training for travel

SAFER Travel

It is not easy for global businesses to prepare their mobile workforce for travel risks that vary in nature, frequency, and impact from country-to-country. Excessive training for travel can overwhelm employees, while inadequate learning can result in travellers being unprepared and vulnerable.

Healix’s SAFER Travel course provides a personalised learning path through a smart module course structure, delivering the appropriate level of training based on the Healix-assessed risk rating of your traveller’s destination.

Based on standard incident process, SAFER Travel offers:

A way to understand the type of risk environment they may find themselves in

The sufficient level of awareness to anticipate what measures they may need to take to keep themselves safe

The practical knowledge to respond appropriately to a real-world scenario should an incident occur

Modern-day learning is balanced with other demands on your employees’ time and attention. All modules can be completed in 7 minutes or less, and content is delivered through consequence-driven scenarios and interactive activities, with animation to enhance the learning point. A multiple choice quiz at the end of each module, based on immersive scenarios, allows learners to track their progress, apply and recap what they’ve learnt.

Employees receive their certificate on completion of the compulsory learning for their destination, which can be used as part of a pre-trip certification process to help you meet compliance objectives.

Modules include:

This module introduces the basic principles for staying safe while travelling and the advice contained is referenced throughout further course content.

The SAFER principles are:

  • Situational Awareness
  • Avoid Routine
  • Familiarise Yourself
  • Exercise Common Sense
  • Remain Anonymous

Staying Healthy is focussed on how a traveller can avoid illness or injury while travelling.

Advice is split into three key areas:

  • Before you go
  • While you’re there
  • When things go wrong

Given that medical situations are not always avoidable, the module educates the learner on the best course of action should something go wrong, including making contact with your company’s emergency assistance team for help and advice.

Crime is something we face everywhere, even at home. But employees travelling on business can be more at risk. Business travellers often visit multiple destinations, and frequently these are unfamiliar environments where risks differ from those in their home country.

This module teaches your travellers practical skills to avoid being a target of crime when out and about, including how to reduce the risk of being targeted for carjacking. It tests the learner on how they would respond to a crime scenario, and outlines clear steps to follow in the event of an incident.


This module takes a deep-dive into how societal and cultural norms can differ around the world.

It’s important to research the destination prior to travel to avoid misunderstandings – or even legal action. 

The learner is invited to visit three destinations which are examples of distinct cultural differences:

  • Eastern Europe
  • East Africa
  • South Asia

Examples of the cultural differences found in these areas include:

  • Religious values
  • Patriotism
  • LGBTQ+
  • Gender risk
  • Driving

While terrorism is not commonplace, it is unfortunately an event that can happen almost anywhere.

This module introduces the need to identify the risk present at the destination. Travellers are trained to research their destination before travel to ascertain the level of terrorist activity in-country and specific target areas.

The learner is provided with valuable advice about what they should do if they were to be caught up in such an incident. This advice is based on the following principles:

  • Run
  • Hide
  • Tell
  • Fight
  • Recover

The advice in this module is based on two elements:

  • What to ‘Check’ before travelling
  • What to do ‘In the event’ of a disaster

The types of natural disasters discussed are:

  • Earthquakes
  • Severe storms
  • Wildfires
  • Flooding

The module looks at three areas of the world where different natural disasters are more common.

Each location carries a scenario-based section related to the location, with the learner being asked to consider what they would do.

As there are many different types of conflict around the world, this module emphasises the need for travellers to research their destination before travel, to be aware of the potential issues they may face in-country.

The module asks the learner to read several news stories based on different types of conflict around the world. Learners test their knowledge by pairing up different destinations with potential conflict types.

Civil unrest is an extremely broad term covering peaceful gatherings to city-wide rioting.

This module walks the learner through the following steps:

  • If you can’t avoid the crowd
  • Spotting the warning signs
  • Initial gathering
  • Initial escalation
  • Outside agitators
  • Violence is building

While kidnapping situations are not common, they are very serious when they do occur.

This module explains the different types of kidnapping, and how to respond:

  • Kidnap for ransom
  • Express kidnapping
  • Virtual kidnapping

Other courses include:

Malaria Bite Prevention Elearning

Malaria Prevention

Malaria is one of the most severe diseases prevalent today, and is a real risk  in over 90 countries around the world. But, it is both treatable and preventable. Written around the principles of malaria awareness and essential prevention measures for travellers to countries where the disease is endemic, our malaria prevention course covers:

  • Introduction to malaria – a disease overview including geographical “transmission” zones, how malaria is transmitted, recognising the signs and symptoms, how diagnosis is confirmed and treatment methods available.
  • Bite prevention methods – understanding the risk posed by mosquito bites, areas and times when you are most at risk of being bitten, effective precautions to prevent mosquito bites both indoors and outdoors, as well as appropriate insecticide usage.
LGBT Travel Safety Elearning

LGBT Traveller Safety

Helping organisations better meet their duty of care obligations for their diverse workforce, our LGBT Travel Safety e-learning course is designed to highlight some of the most important considerations and risk mitigation measures for LGBT travellers.

This comprehensive module includes information and advice on:

  • Pre-trip considerations
  • Understanding the legal and societal risks
  • Security and health
  • Travelling with a same-sex partner
  • Long-term deployments
  • Being sociable
  • Travel tips for transgender travellers
  • Accessing post-incident support
  • Ten top tips.


To find out more about training for travel, or if you would like further information on how we can help you with your Travel Risk Management programme, please email us at