Humanitarian IED Clearance Course (HIEDC)

Humanitarian IED Clearance Course (HIEDC)

To instruct students in the required knowledge, skills & attitude necessary to perform the duties & tasks of a Search & C-IED Team Member and Operator, so that you can conduct safe operational activities in accordance with International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) and the National Mine Action Authority (NMAA).

Level of competency training meets and exceeds IMAS Level 3 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), must hold IMAS EOD L3 Certification to attend this course.

Included in the syllabus

  1. What is C-IED: The definition of C-IED and the techniques employed to protect whilst carrying out work routines.
  2. IED Threat: Generic IED threat brief identifying terrorist TTP’s and the transfer and migration of IED’s
  3. IED Components: To identify the components used in the construction of IED, whilst carrying out search operations
  4. IED Attack Categories: The types of attack available to terrorist/armed groups such as physical attack, shoots, hoax & IED’s, also identifying vulnerable locations
  5. Live Fire Demonstration: A live firing of various types of IED to witness target effects
  6. Base Location Security: Layered security for base locations to include attacks by Person Bourne IED’s (PBIED)/Suicide Vehicle IED’s (SVIED), Under Vehicle IED’s (UVIED) & Indirect Fire (IDF)
  7. Principles of Vehicle Movement: The planning of vehicle movement in threat environments to include, predictability, Dispersal, protection, Communications, incident response, Breakdown/ recovery and actions on
  8. Incident Response Plans: What actions to be carried out in the event of discovering an item of ERW, a find of Bomb Making Equipment (BME), introducing 5C’s Operations
  9. Ground Sign Awareness: Absence of the normal & presence of the abnormal
  10. Vulnerable Points (VP)/Areas (VA): The definition of a VP and introducing C.A.G.E (Channeled, Aiming Markers, Ground, Environment)
  11. C-IED Search Equipment: The inspection, fault finding, set up and use of search equipment used on the course
  12. Vehicle & Person Search: The techniques and equipment are used to conduct searches of both vehicles and persons
  13. Response to a Find & 5C’s Operation: The responses and immediate drills to be carried out in the event of finding an item of ERW, the discovery of BME or an IED
  14. The venue, Building and Rummage Searches: The planning, execution and conduct of various types of searches along with the additional hazards these searches present. The equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to undertake searches.
  15. Route Search: Planning and conduct of a route search identifying the route plan, imagery, intelligence and identification of VP’s
  16. Exercises Covering All Search & C-IED subjects: Comprehensive practical exercises in differing environments and areas to simulate C-IED Operations
  17. Task Planning & Management: Detailed search & C-IED planning and Task Management exercises


Confirmatory Exercises, Assessments & Formal Tests

  • Basic to advanced Exercises and use of techniques and equipment
  • Theoretical & Practical Examinations require a pass grade for successful completion and certification of the course.