Breakaway Training Course
NATIONALLY ACCREDITED BREAKAWAY TRAINING COURSE OVERVIEW
At the Conflict Training Company we promote positive and empathic communication to manage difficult situations. We recognise though, that at times, your colleagues may have to disengage themselves from others by using the minimum force necessary to protect themselves and the other person.
This course provides your colleagues with the exceptional skills and confidence needed to professionally disengage from low level physical assaults including: arm grabs, wrist grabs, front and rear clothing grab, front and rear hair pulling, front and rear strangle, and biting.
BREAKAWAY TRAINING COURSE BENEFITS
This course is designed to help your colleagues to:
- Use techniques that require the minimum amount of force to minimise the risk of injury to staff and others
- Understand the ethical and legal framework surrounding the use of force
- Provide your team with a clear understanding of their rights and responsibilities
- Use techniques that will improve their safety and chances of avoiding injury if assaulted
- Understand the importance of documentation and keeping records after incidents occur
BREAKAWAY TRAINING CONTENT
This Breakaway Training course is designed around the issues your colleagues have to deal with in their role. We develop bespoke scenarios and case studies from the needs analysis we conduct prior to the training. Key content includes the following:
RESPONDING TO SITUATIONS
- Understanding the causes of and build up to being grabbed or attacked
- Reading and understanding situations to avoid risks
- Reacting quickly in order to avoid being restrained or attacked
- Understanding our own psychology – how we can inadvertently put ourselves at risk
- Maintaining composure and using skills to de-escalate conflict
THE ETHICAL AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK
- Use of force – rights and responsibilities
OUR PHYSICAL VULNERABILITY
- Understanding which parts of our bodies are most vulnerable to physical attack
- Understanding the possible consequences of being injured at work
POSITIONING AND MANAGING SPACE
- Recognising warning signs that the client’s behaviour might lead to a physical incident
- Managing space and positioning to avoid a grab or strike in order to avoid the need to disengage
- Learn and practice a range of breakaway techniques from attacks such as: arm grab, wrist grab, front and rear clothing grab, front and rear hair pull, front and rear strangle, and biting.
- Learn and practice to safely disengage another person from being held
APPROPRIATE RECORDING OF INCIDENTS
- Understand the necessary policy frameworks and record keeping
- Learn how to conduct post incident debriefing
The course is not physically challenging and is suitable for a wide range of people. A comprehensive workbook and notes are provided for each delegate along with an attendance certificate.
If you would like more information about our Breakaway Training or would like to discuss how this course can be tailored to your needs, please contact us by calling 0800 3029262 or use the enquiry form on the contact page.