Welcome to the Safety and Security Learning Pathway!

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Is this course for me?
This course is mandatory learning for all Crisis Response, Recovery and Development (CRRD) new, current, and future employees. The contents of this course are part of the IRC's commitment to enhance knowledge and access to tools on personal safety and security for all staff. 
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How will I benefit from this course?
On completion of this course you will:
  • be able to list the four Humanitarian Principles that the IRC stands by and explain additional key principles from the CRRD Safety and Security Policy.
  • have a better understanding of the Security Management Cycle and how you, as an IRC staff member, can contribute to the IRC’s safety and security.
  • know how to prepare and what to expect before, during, and after your travels.
  • be able to identify who can drive and who can be transported in an IRC vehicle, describe how to respond to reckless driving and how to respond to a road traffic accident, and outline the IRC's guiding communication principles during movements.
  • understand how to develop and maintain situational and cultural awareness.
  • be able to define sexual violence and the different types of sexual violence, identify strategies for managing personal safety and risk, outline actions available to a survivor in case an incident of sexual violence occurs, and understand ways you can support a survivor.
  • learn how to mitigate and respond to checkpoints and roadblocks, armed robbery, crossfire, shelling and bombing, camp environments and mob violence, landmines, remnants of war and improvised explosive devices, abduction, arrest and detention, and learn about the importance of knowing the IRC mission. 
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How long will it take?
 This course contains seven modules. These seven modules will take approximately four hours to complete.
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How much does it cost?
 This course is free!
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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 At the end of each module there will be a quiz. Obtaining a passing score on the quiz for all modules will result in receiving a Certificate of Completion. 

Save or print the certificate to demonstrate you have completed the course and show or email it to your Human Resources point of reference, who will record your course completion. 

The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Scroll to the top of the page and click on the    Join course    button. This will take you through to the course page itself. You don't need to complete the course in one go - you can always continue later from where you left off.

If you are an
IRC staff member and are encountering technical problems with the course, please email learning@rescue.org 

Data protection and consent

This course was created and is administered by the International Rescue Committee (IRC). By joining this course you are consenting to the IRC being given access to your Kaya profile information, including your name and email address, so that they can provide the course. This may require them to contact you. Your data will be anonymised before it is used for any analysis or reporting purposes. If you have any questions about this, please email learning@rescue.org