Control and Restraint / Safe Holding Training
Description of Units
Provides learners with the knowledge of the basic working principals of English Law, including the various Health and Safety Sections and associated Regulations, in relation to the use of physical restraint. The unit also covers the risk associated with physical restraint and how to minimise those risks through risk assessment and awareness and compliance with regulations
Develops the skills and knowledge required to enable learners to safely apply appropriate and effective methods of restraint using primarily non harmful methods of control. More restrictive methods of control can be taught where there is a higher risk environment
Summary of outcomes
To achieve the outcomes a student must:
- Understand the Law in relation to the use of physical restraint.
- Evaluate the risks associated with physical restraint and consider methods to reduce the risks.
- Demonstrate non-harmful methods of control and how to safely apply them
- Where required demonstrate more restrictive methods of control and when they should be used
- Introduction to workplace violence
- Criminal Law in relationship to restraint
- The Childrens Act (If required)
- Health & Safety at Work Legislation
- Human Rights Acts
- Looking at Depravation of Liberty (DOL) issues
- Have an understanding of how the suing culture works and defence against it.
- The use of your communication skills to prevent restraint wherever possible
- Positional asphyxia risks
- Non-pain compliant methods of control – 2,3 and 4 man teams
- Teamwork: Contact and Cover
- Shepherding, Figure of four, thumb in palm,
- To the chair, the rest position, change over’s
- Taking clients through door ways
- Restrictive methods of control (pain compliance) where identified by risk assessment
- Controlled take down and up
- Techniques for seclution if required
- Demonstration of techniques that should not be used
- Incident Reporting and De-briefing
PLEASE NOTE: This is a sample programme which can be adapted for your specific needs.
The company has also been accorded ICM Quality Award Centre status (QAC Registration Number QAC2022) which means that all physical breakaway skills have been risk assessed and have fulfilled the criteria set out by the ICM Quality Award
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Who should attend?
All employees who work within an environment where there is a requirement for the use of restraint
- Power Point presentation around the use of restraint
- Demonstration & Practice Under Observation
Duration of course
Two day for new participants. One day for updates
Number of delegate places
Follow the ICM code of practise and the all Wales NHS Passport The company has also been accorded ICM Quality Award Centre status (QAC Registration Number QAC2022) which means that all physical breakaway skills have been risk assessed and have fulfilled the criteria set out by the ICM Quality Award. Trainers are ENB A74 Qualified. Level 2 BTEC Award in Physical Restraint Practice.
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A Booklet is issued to all attending the course along with a certificate of attendance.