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Physical Intervention Techniques

Physical intervention skills may be needed to manage challenging behaviour safely. Depending on the risks faced in the job this can involve anything from avoidance and disengagement skills through to rescue, escorting and holding skills.

Active Security Solutions uses Maybo trained external trainers for its unique physical skills programme that is simple and effective, yet lower in risk for the staff using them and the individuals to whom they are applied. 
The non-aggressive skills help to calm a situation, as they do not use pain to seek compliance. They are taught in a way that enables staff to identify the least aversive options to achieve the objective. Based on simple yet powerful principles men and women confidently apply these skills in a range of environments to protect themselves, their colleagues and service users/customers.


Importantly our conflict management PI training also examines medical implications and legal advice on the use of force. PI training at every level reinforces the need to utilise non-physical strategies as far as practicable, with physical intervention being a last resort.
Staff will be given the skills to suit their situation and location. The programme will be based on the level of risk, employee and end user considerations and typical problems experienced. 
It will generally be split as follows;
Disengagement:  This training examines how staff can reduce the risks of assault through non physical measures and avoid assault through their positioning and approach. They then learn how to disengage from the most common types of assault they can face in their role. This can extend to coming to the aid of another person and non restrictive guiding skills.
Holding: Where the job role may legitimately involve physically escorting or holding an individual, holds are taught that help to protect staff and avoid pain or discomfort for the individual. Such techniques may be required in a variety of frontline roles.
Additional holding: Where the job role may require holding and restraint of individuals who are horizontal


Did You Know?

The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry. They are an independent body reporting to the Home Secretary, under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. 

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