Control & Restraint

We offer a variety of courses which are detailed on this site. However, if you wish to have a bespoke course designed to meet your specific needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

For more information on our training courses please contact us on 0800 772 3099 or email us from our contact page.

Personal Safety / Breakaway / Self Defence/ Lone Worker Training

Our half or one day Personal Safety/Breakaway/Self Defence/Lone Worker training is designed to give your staff the knowledge and confidence to protect themselves when faced with a potentially violent situation. We ensure delegates understand that physical intervention is always a last resort and that they use the minimum force possible to deal with the situation. We reassure delegates that size and strength isn’t important but that the techniques taught are. All techniques are effective and risk assessed ensuring you meet your legal responsibilities as an employer. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 states:

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of an employer’s duty under the preceding subsection, the matters to which that duty extends include in particular—

(c)the provision of such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of his employees;

The techniques taught are all approved.

Course objectives:

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand that the use of Personal Safety/Breakaway/Self Defence techniques are a last resort which should not be used lightly.
  • The importance of de-escalation.
  • Understand the legislation which allows the use of force against another person.
  • State and understand what is reasonable force.
  • Carry out defensive stances.
  • Escape from: hair grabs, strangle holds, bear hug holds, clothes grabs, grip releases.
  • Protect themselves from punches and kicks.
  • Understand the importance of ‘Use of force’ paperwork and accurate record keeping.

Safe Holding/Positive Handling training (Initial and Refresher)

Our one day Initial and one day refresher Safe Holding/Positive Handling training is designed to ensure that your staff only use force when necessary and when force is necessary no more force than necessary should be used. It will allow your staff to ensure that the person who is to be restrained is  done so in an safe and dignified way. We do not teach out of date and degrading techniques such as ‘pain and compliance’ on this course as this contravenes article 3 of the Human Rights Act. Also we do not teach your staff, poor or dangerous practices such as taking people to the floor or the ‘basket hold/wrap’. This training is ideal for NHS, schools, care home and residential home staff. The training is in line with Care Quality Commission (CQC) ‘Positive and Proactive Care’. Included in this training is de-escalation techniques and the use of force paper work which is vital to protect your the person who has been restrained, your staff and your organisation. Also our training conforms with the Department of Health and Department for Education ‘Reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention’ guidance. Our training will help you ensure that you are compliant with inspections from CQC and Ofsted. The techniques taught are all risk assessed.

Course objectives:

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand that the use of Safe Holding/Positive Handling techniques are a last resort.
  • The importance of de-escalation.
  • Use effective de-escalation techniques.
  • Understand the legislation which allows the use of force against another person.
  • State and understand what is reasonable force.
  • Understand medical and legal considerations whilst someone is in restraints.
  • Perform safe and effective arm holds.
  • Restrain individuals in a sitting and standing position.
  • Search an individual whilst they are restrained.
  • Communicate effectively within the team and with the person under restraint.
  • Relocate the refractory person safely and effectively.
  • Understand and complete ‘Use of force’ paperwork.

Control & Restraint training (Initial and Refresher)

Our two or three day Initial and one day refresher Control and Restraint training is designed to ensure that your staff only use force when necessary and when force is necessary no more force than necessary should be used. It will allow your staff to ensure that the refractory person is restrained in an safe and dignified way. Also we do not teach your staff, poor or dangerous practices such as taking people to the floor or the ‘basket hold/wrap’. This training is ideal for NHS, care home and residential home staff. The techniques taught are all approved.

Course objectives:

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand that the use of Control and Restraint techniques are a last resort.
  • The importance of de-escalation.
  • Understand the legislation which allows the use of force against another person.
  • State and understand what is reasonable force.
  • Understand medical and legal considerations whilst someone is in restraints.
  • Perform safe and effective arm locks, wrist locks, leg locks.
  • Restrain individuals in a sitting and standing position.
  • Search an individual whilst they are restrained.
  • Communicate effectively within the team and with the person under restraint.
  • Relocate the refractory person safely and effectively.
  • Understand and complete ‘Use of force’ paperwork.

 

For more information on our training courses please contact us on 0800 772 3099 or email us from our contact page.