Situational Awareness

Date: 26-27 August 2020

Time : 14:00 - 17:00



Lack of situational awareness accounts for a high number of injuries in the line of duty. Having situational awareness involves effective decision-making, which is crucial whenever an incident occurs. If you are not aware of what is going on around you, you will not have all the available information, and hence cannot make effective and logical decisions.

Situational awareness involves using all our senses but the main two are hearing and sight, which can be affected by stress. This course will help you understand how to develop and maintain good situational awareness, how stress can affect it and how to manage that pressure so that your perception and thinking remain clear.

Timothy Graham Taylor

With over 30 years of experience as a trainer, police officer and tactical advisor, Timothy Taylor has a range of specialist knowledge, including conflict management, assessing behavioural triggers during incidents, and counter-terrorist search.

Learning Outcome

1. Understanding situational awareness
The course will explain how situational awareness affects each level of command, and how this awareness differs at every stage of the management.  
2. Developing and maintaining situational awareness
Here, we will look at ways in which we can develop situational awareness using different models and systems, including CRM and other decision-making models, the OODA loop system and Coopers color codes.
3. Stress reactions and how it affects situational awareness
We will discuss how our body reacts under stressful conditions and how this can affect our awareness capability. By understanding our stress reactions, we can develop strategies to overcome them.