LEVEL 2 AWARD IN PHYSICAL INTERVENTION SKILLS
Physical intervention skills may be needed in some workplaces 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.
You will be taught how to hold and disengage people within the confines of the law and health and safety.
- 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.