Physical Intervention Course Overview
We design our physical intervention courses specifically for each individual client. The result is that every course reflects our client's workplace and provides solutions to issues of Workplace Violence relative to their actual working environment.
Our low-impact techniques have been developed to enable candidates to protect themselves and where appropriate safely restrain, escort and remove people in a safe professional manner that does not rely on strength or force, but rather gains its effectiveness through the technique itself.
The purpose of our physical intervention techniques is to release any hold an aggressor has and create space to either escape or to seek help from suitably trained colleagues or the police.
Our break-away and disengagement techniques use the body’s natural levers and the aggressors own strength to release holds. This approach means that the size and strength of the candidate is not the deciding factor in the successful execution of the technique. We know that our techniques can release holds almost without the aggressor realising it is happening.
We don’t offer any training which employs high-impact complicated techniques, such as ‘pre-emptive strikes’ or ‘pain-compliant’ techniques which can not safely be taught in one day to a suitable level. For people working in the private sector, they are generally inappropriate, outdated and dangerous; most people don’t have the time to dedicate to the repetitive learning style they demand. There is much more value in training individuals in low-impact techniques that are easy to learn, easy to master, easy to remember and most importantly easy to implement in real life situations away from the classroom.
One of the most positive attributes of our physical intervention techniques is that because they don’t use any significant force, you are less likely to find force being used against you. In violent confrontations when force is used against an aggressor, it is more likely that the aggressor will use additional force against you. As our techniques do not rely on the use of force, the aggressor does not have this natural reaction. This allows candidates to employ their conflict management skills to de-escalate the situation, remove themselves from it or call for assistance.
We strongly recommend physical intervention training is only held once candidates have successfully completed a Conflict Management & Resoution course. This emphasises the importance of the need to examine and exhaust all other options before physical intervention is used.
In certain working environments there is a need for people to be able to restrain, escort or remove aggressive and violent individuals and in these circumstances we design the course to include these techniques. We still maintain our low-impact approach and examine ways to complete these tasks without the need to use force. If you are looking for a course which teaches neck-locks, arm-locks, wrist-locks or to physically disable an aggressive person; we are not the right company to approach.
The objective of our course is to provide candidates with the physical intervention techniques which allow them to work in a safer, more professional and co-ordinated way in the face of physical aggression or violence.
We have made a typical example of one of our Physical Intervention Learning Programmes available for you to download as a pdf.
For those clients who are concerned about the implication on their workforce of providing physical intervention training our Physical Intervention - The Risks page explains how we manage the risks involved in training, the risks involved in implementation in the workplace and the risks employers face if they do not train employees.
For answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding our physical intervention course please visit Physical Intervention - FAQs.