Physical Intervention (P. I.) Training
Physical intervention skills are a necessity in most workplaces to manage challenging behaviour safely. Job roles can involve all sorts of dangers when dealing with the public. anything from avoidance and disengagement skills through to rescue, escorting and holding skills. SSG delivers a comprehensive 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 nonaggressive non pain compliant skills help to calm a situation. Based on simple yet powerful principles men and women confidently apply these skills in a range of environments to protect themselves, their colleagues and customers.
Physical Intervention 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. The programme will be based on the level of risk, employee and service user considerations and typical problems experienced.
P. I. Training will generally be split as follows :
- Assault reduction: Employees will learn how to reduce the risks of assault through their positioning and approach.
- Disengagement: They will then learn how to disengage from the most common types of ‘gripping and grabbing’ assault they might face.
- Rescue: This can extend to coming to the aid of another person be they customers, service users or colleagues.
- Escorting and Holding: Staff will explore non restrictive guiding skills for less turbulent situations up to secure escorting and holding skills 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: In some high risk settings the need for more secure holding skills may demand skills ‘commensurate’ with holding an individual on the ground.