Physical Intervention Training Courses

A range of courses covering breakaway and restraint techniques, advanced physical skills and self-protection designed to equip employees to deal with different levels of risk and manage challenging behaviour safely.
Breakaway and Restraint Training

Breakaway & Restraint Training

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.

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Breakaway Training

The course develops delegates’ dynamic risk assessment and conflict management skills and knowledge of breakaway and defensive strategies.

Managing Conflict

Managing Conflict & Breakaway

This course explores the law regarding physical intervention and teaches staff disengagement and defence techniques for varying risk levels.

Positive Behavioural Support, young girl looking happy speaking to man.

Module 1: Positive Behavioural Support & De-escalation

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.

Personal Safety Breakaway, woman holding elderly ladies hand and shoulder on sofa.

Module 2: Personal Safety & Breakaway

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)

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Module 3: Positive Handling & Restraint

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.

Advanced Self Holding, young woman holding elderly ladies hand.

Module 4: Advanced Safe Holding

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.

Mechanical Restraint, elderly person restrained using mechanical restraints.

Module 5: Mechanical Restraint

For high risk settings that require mechanical restraint Module 5 provides training for those who have the need to use personal safety devices or mechanical restraints e.g soft cuffs.

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Self Protection Training

A three hour training course that will show you how to protect yourself by becoming a harder target and develop your self defence skills.

Physical Intervention Training Courses

Able Training specialise in training around the subject of conflict management, challenging behaviour , aggression and physical intervention. We are firm believers that physical intervention is a last resort. We  work with schools, foster agencies, children’s homes, adult learning disability, mental health, elderly residential, nursing and dementia units, housing associations, drug, alcohol and homeless charities and many more to provide high quality and highly effective training in managing difficult behaviours to their staff. Courses range from basic awareness courses in challenging behaviour to high level physical intervention skills.

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