Physical Intervention Skills Training

Approved by the National Association for Healthcare Security (NAHS)


This One-Day (09:00-17:00) Physical Intervention Skills Training course is exclusively endorsed and certificated by the National Association for Healthcare Security.

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.

The programme covers:


  • Duty of Care responsibilities and the law relating to the use of force
  • NHS Trust Policy and relevant healthcare legislation (CJIA, MHA, Mental Capacity Act)
  • Assault Avoidance Skills
  • Physical Intervention as a last resort option – associated dangers and risk factors
  • Alternatives to Physical Restraint
  • Intervention to prevent an assault
  • Holding and Escorting Skills
  • Physical Restraint (on the floor, on a bed/trolley) and the safe use of ERBs

Immediate Benefits

The training ensures delegates are aware of the 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 role responsibilities.


This training fulfills Health & Safety due diligence requirements in respect of provision of suitable training in physical restraint.


Training Delivery

We can deliver this training for up to twelve delegates at your premises for only £85 plus VAT per person.

This price includes, a comprehensive online training manual, and certification for each delegate.

Discounts are available for block bookings.

Recent Feedback:

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,

 Cardinal Security is one of the top 5% of UK security companies. 

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,

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