Guard Training Program

Guard Training Program - Bespoke to Oil and Gas



A major oil & gas company invited G4S Specialist Training to conduct an needs assessment for the establishment of an oilfield protection force for their seismic operations in the Ogaden Region of Ethiopia. 


The client was concerned that their 33 man field security team (FST) lacked the necessary skills to protect an oil field in a high risk environment. 

Our Approach:

An initial field assessment was carried out by one of our Training Consultants to help the client determine the FST’s role and scope of work. A training needs analysis and onsite assessments were conducted to ascertain the training requirements and security needs. This was followed by a review and redesign of the security Risk Management Processes.
Our training consulting team worked together on the development of training objectives and course design to establish a fully operational armed local national security force capable of conducting site security for base camp and seismic operations.

A training consultant team of 4 highly qualified instructors were deployed to deliver an intensive 18 day program. On completion, the training consultants provided the assessed standard of the FST and a list of recommendations of how to improve and maintain the FST operational capability. In order to leave a lasting legacy, the training consultants designed a refresher programme to ensure enduring effectiveness of initial training course.

The training programme included the following; threat awareness; field operations; organisations & responsibilities; Rules of Engagement; Command & Control; Camp Security; Camp Standing Orders; Use of a Quick Reaction Force; Communications; Personnel & Vehicle Searching; SOPs; Foot & Mobile Patrols; Principals of Voice Control; Close Protection Foot & Vehicle Immediate Drills; Safe use of Firearms; Zeroing & Instinctive Shooting with an AK47 assault rifle; Vehicle Breakdown ‘Actions on’ & Tyre Changing; Vehicle maintenance & Checks; Use of GPS, Driver Training; All Terrain Driving; Principles of Navigation.

Benefits to the Client:

Following a detailed assessment, by a highly qualified training & capacity building consultant, a truly bespoke training program was designed, delivered and implemented. The focus by the team was not only to deliver a first rate training program but to also ensure that the FST continued to improve and develop following on from the program.