Project Description

Approved by the National Association for Healthcare Security (NAHS)

This Physical Intervention & Restraint Skills Training course is exclusively endorsed by the National Association for Healthcare Security.

Training Aim

The training informs delegates of important factors to consider when deciding whether to intervene physically in a situation and equips them with suitable (non pain-compliance) practical skills to employ if physical intervention or restraint becomes necessary.

Note: The training is also suitable for NHS staff (including Porters) enabling a ‘teamwork’ response in emergency situations.

Course Content

The Physical Intervention & Restraint Skills training course covers:

  • NHS Trust Policy
  • Department of Health Guidance
  • Duty of Care and the law relating to the use of force
  • Healthcare legislation (CJIA, MHA, Mental Capacity Act)
  • Associated dangers and risk factors
  • Alternatives to Physical Restraint
  • Decision making
  • Assault Avoidance Skills
  • Intervention to prevent an assault
  • Holding and Escorting Skills
  • Physical Restraint (on the floor, on a bed/trolley)
  • Safe application of ERBs
  • Post restraint procedures

Training Delivery

The Physical Intervention & Restraint Skills course is a One-Day course (usually 09:00 – 17:00.)

We can deliver the training at your premises and we can train up to twelve delegates per course.

Each delegate will receive a Welcome pack together with comprehensive handouts that support the learning, plus a Certificate of Attendance endorsed by NAHS.

Delegates also gain access to our detailed online training manual.

Immediate Benefits

The training ensures delegates are aware of the dangers and risks associated with physical interventions; have a thorough understanding of relevant legislation; are ‘patient focused’ and suitably prepared for their role.

It also equips Healthcare Security Officers with ethical practical skills to carry out CJIA responsibilities.

N.B. Provision of this training will fulfill Health & Safety due diligence requirements in respect of ‘suitable training’ in physical restraint. If you are responsible for commissioning suitable restraint training, this is significant! To find out more click the button below (a new page will open).

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Delegate Feedback

“Our Portering and Security team are usually the first responders to calls for assistance from nursing staff and it is vital they have the necessary skills and training. We chose AEGIS because their training programme is endorsed by the National Association for Healthcare Security and we are very pleased with the results! The training will definitely help to minimise the risks. The emphasis was on keeping calm, utilising conflict management techniques and the use of space to talk patients down and defuse situations. The practical skills were amazingly simple and very effective.”

Paul Andrews , Housekeeping and Portering Manager, Dorset County Hospital

“Thanks! We all enjoyed the tuition and we have learned some new skills which will greatly benefit us in our current setting. I have recommended that we use AEGIS as our preferred PI trainer for clinical settings and our other security services as well.”

Dave Sheikhian, Cardinal Security

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