Physical Intervention

Who is this course for?

Physical intervention training is required in a number of roles, from helping somebody up the stairs or to their seat, through to safely and effectively managing aggressive and challenging behaviour. The course is of particular value to roles such as:

  • Security personnel
  • Lone workers
  • Staff who have to deal with potentially violent situations
  • Front line staff

Why should I take this course?

In today’s world many of us are involved in high risk roles and activities that may require us to utilise some form of physical intervention. However until recently there was a distinct lack of formal recognised training to address this issue. Furthermore with the lack of training, anyone who uses of applies any form of physical intervention may, potentially, be left open to accusations of assault and potential prosecution.

Our programme equips candidates with the necessary skills to calm a situation, without resorting to the application of pain techniques to gain the aggressor’s compliance. These skills are taught in such a way as to allow the candidates to identify the least aversive option to either extract themselves or calm the situation.

These skills were created so both men and women can confidently apply them in situations to protect themselves, colleagues and customers. Furthermore the entire programme of skills has undergone a complete expert medical and legal review.

What does the course cover?

This module based training varies from disengagement tactics to more advanced rescue techniques, escorting methods through to holding skills. Throughout the course we will examine:

  • The requirement to use no-physical skills as far as possible
  • The law in relation to ‘reasonable force’ and ‘self defence’
  • The value of assessing a situation before intervening
  • Using physical intervention as a last resort
  • Possible medical implications
  • The potential legal implications of the techniques
  • Disengagement techniques
  • Escorting and guiding skills
  • Holding skills

What level of training does my role require?

Candidates are given training relevant to skills necessary for their role and the location they work in. In order to enable us to correctly tailor the programme we will perform a training needs assessment, which ensures that the training is designed to suit the needs of the candidates.

Do I have to take an exam to pass the course?

No, candidates do not have to sit a formal examination on the course. However, candidates must be able to satisfy the trainer that they can accurately demonstrate the skills they have been taught. You will only need to sit a formal examination at the end of the course if you wish to be awarded an NVQ level 2 certificate.

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