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2 Day PMVA and Restraint Equipment Course

A 2 day course suitable for staff that work in NHS Mental Health Trusts or private facilities, or those responsible for the transportation of violent individuals. 


The course covers all aspects of how to prevent and manage violence and aggression (PMVA), including: 

  • Conflict Management and de-escalation skills
  • Recognising what happens to the human body when experiencing fear
  • Understanding the law regarding the use of force under Common Law and Section 3(1)(a) Criminal Law Act 1967
  • Powers of arrest
  • The Human Rights Act
  • Manual Handling Regulations
  • Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
  • Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act
  • Breakaway and self defence techniques (if applicable)
  • Practice of low level physical intervention techniques
  • Practice of high risk (advanced) restrictive physical intervention techniques
  • The medical implications of using handcuffs and soft restraints
  • Avoiding and detection of positional asphyxia
  • How to apply the handcuffs and soft-cuffs to a passive subject
  • How to apply the handcuffs and soft-cuffs to an aggressive subject
  • How to remove handcuffs and soft-cuffs safely

 All successful delegates will receive a certificate. Annual refresher training required.

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