For low risk settings. Module 1 covers Positive Behavioural Support & De-escalation training for those that experience behaviour of concern but there is little or physical risk to staff or service users. It is also suitable for those who want to better support individuals to prevent behaviours from escalating.
Physical Intervention & Restraint Training
For low to medium risk settings Module 2 provides personal safety strategies, non-restrictive physical skills including responsive interventions to manage big emotions and breakaway training for those who experience hazardous behaviour that poses a physical risk to staff or service user. Staff need training in personal safety, breakaway or separation techniques but should not be required to use manual restraint. (this is the maximum level for lone workers)
For medium risk settings Module 3 provides training in restrictive and non-restrictive physical intervention skills including; positive handling, guiding/shepherding techniques, restraint or clinical holding. For those experience hazardous behaviours that poses physical risk to staff or service users, where non-restrictive breakaway skills may not always be adequate to manage the risk and restrictive physical skills or manual restraint may be required.
For medium to high risk settings, Module 4 provides advanced physical skills training to manage high risk situations where the level of risk poses a significant physical risk to staff or service users, and restrictive physical skills or manual restraint are required regularly. The level of risk posed may require the need for higher level techniques including floor or safety pod holds, seclusion, or rapid tranquillisation.
The Soft Mitts mechanical restraint course trains delegates in the use of the VIP-R soft Mitts as an alternative to traditional wrist restraints when mechanical restraint is required to prevent injury or harm in the event of challenging or hazardous behaviours.
Our PMVA training is based on a person-centred approach to conflict and difficult behaviour using the Able 6-Stage Target Model and is a fully accredited course with the British Institute of Learning Disabilities Association of Certified Trainers (BILD – ACT) and the Institute of Conflict Management (ICM)
This course explores the six stages of managing aggression and challenging behaviour including physical and non-physical defence strategies suitable to the NHS.
This course explores the law regarding physical intervention and teaches staff disengagement and defence techniques for varying risk levels.
This course explores the six stages of managing aggression and challenging behaviour including physical and non-physical defence strategies and will be tailored to your workplace setting.
The course develops delegates’ dynamic risk assessment and conflict management skills and knowledge of breakaway and defensive strategies.
Physical Intervention & Restraint Training for Safer Environments
Physical intervention and restraint training are a crucial aspect of ensuring the safety and security of individuals working in high-risk environments. Whether it’s in healthcare, education, or security services, the ability to safely and effectively manage potentially violent or disruptive situations is essential. Physical intervention training equips individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to de-escalate conflicts and use physical force only as a last resort.
The main objective of physical intervention and restraint training is to provide individuals with the tools and techniques needed to safely and effectively manage conflict situations. This training involves a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills that are tailored to the specific needs of each industry or organisation. Participants learn how to identify potential conflict situations, how to communicate effectively with individuals who may be experiencing heightened emotions or distress, and how to use physical intervention techniques only when necessary.
Physical intervention training is typically delivered by experienced trainers who have a deep understanding of the risks and challenges associated with working in high-risk environments. These trainers use a variety of techniques and methodologies to deliver the training, including role-playing scenarios, group discussions, and hands-on practice sessions. By providing a safe and supportive learning environment, trainers are able to help individuals build their confidence and develop their skills in a way that is both effective and sustainable.
One of the key benefits of physical intervention training is that it helps to reduce the risk of injury or harm to both staff and patients. By providing individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to manage potentially violent situations, organisations can create a safer and more secure environment for everyone involved. This not only protects staff and patients but also helps to reduce the risk of costly legal action or compensation claims.
Another benefit of physical intervention training is that it can help to improve the overall quality of care provided in healthcare environments. When staff are better equipped to manage conflict situations, they are able to focus more on providing high-quality care to patients. This can lead to improved patient outcomes, increased patient satisfaction, and a more positive working environment for staff.
In addition to the benefits mentioned above, physical intervention training can also help to improve staff morale and job satisfaction. By providing staff with the tools and techniques needed to manage conflict situations, organisations demonstrate that they are committed to the safety and wellbeing of their employees. This can help to create a more positive and supportive workplace culture, which can in turn lead to higher levels of job satisfaction and staff retention.
Able uses a variety of techniques and methodologies to deliver the training, including hands-on practice sessions and role-playing scenarios. This ensures that participants have the opportunity to practice and refine their skills in a safe and supportive learning environment. Our trainers have a deep understanding of the risks and challenges associated with working in high-risk environments, as well as the skills and experience needed to deliver effective training that meets your specific needs.
When it comes to evaluating the effectiveness of physical intervention training, there are several key metrics to consider. These include the number of incidents of violence or aggression that occur before and after the training, as well as the number of injuries or harm caused to staff or patients. Other metrics to consider may include staff morale and job satisfaction, patient outcomes, and overall organisational performance.
In conclusion, physical intervention and restraint training are a critical component of ensuring the safety and security of individuals working in high-risk environments. By providing individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to manage conflict situations, organisations can create a safer and more secure workplace that benefits both staff and patients. When evaluating the effectiveness of physical intervention training, it’s important to consider a range of metrics, including incident rates, injury rates, staff morale and job satisfaction, patient outcomes, and organisational performance. By choosing a reputable training provider who uses a variety of effective training methodologies and experienced trainers, organisations can ensure that their staff are well-equipped to manage potentially violent situations with confidence and skill.