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Personal Safety for Lone Workers

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Quick Overview

This classroom based workshop covers personal safety advice and skills for staff to consider prior to attending the premises, whilst inside the venue and on leaving the premises. This is because staff who work in the community or away from their normal place of work could be exposed to additional risks.



Individuals who are responsible for delivering ‘preventing and managing challenging behaviour’ as well as ‘physical intervention’ training to staff.

The course is suitable for individuals with or without previous experience of delivering ‘Challenging Behaviour’ or ‘physical intervention’ training.


  • To build on existing knowledge by looking at the causes of Challenging Behaviour, and examining proactive measures as well as reactive strategies that staff can utilise to prevent positively manage Challenging Behaviours
  • To develop staff knowledge, skill and competence in the delivery of a range of physical skills including breakaway and intervention techniques.
  • To prepare trainers to deliver training and instruction in te prebention and management of challenging behaviour and the safe use of physical intervention skills
  • To prepare trainers to assess learning in relation to challenging behaviour and physical intervention skills



  • Understand how to safely and effectively manage the learning environment for challenging behaviour training
  • Definitions of ‘Challenging Behaviour’
  • Aggression as a normal response to threat or fear: trigger factors
  • Causes of aggression and other challenging behaviours
  • Understanding the possible functions of behaviour
  • The role of ‘active support’, ‘enhanced communication’ and ‘positive behaviour support’ in preventing ‘challenging behaviour’
  • Recognising the early warning signs
  • Communication skills
  • De-escalation skills
  • Recording, reporting and reflection
  • Person-centred planning and preventing challenging behaviour


  • Be able to reduce the risks in preparation for physical intervention training
  • Understand how to safely and effectively manage the learning environment for physical intervention skills
  • Understanding how age and physical development affects the use of physical contact or intervention
  • Common contra-indications for use of physical interventions
  • The difference between "escorting", "touching" and "holding"
  • Understanding and applying the "gradient of control" concept
  • Avoiding potentially dangerous postures and positions
  • Known mechanisms for injury and fatality
  • Active and reactive monitoring strategies
  • Appropriate aftercare and support
  • A client specific person centred programme can be designed to meet the unique needs of staff and service users and to be in-line with appropriate care plans and risk assessments

Course content is finalised following a full training needs analysis.


Formal presentation, group work, practical exercises and discussion.

Learner’s knowledge is evidenced by verbal or written questioning.

Contact us for more information and to discuss your needs: E: trainers@securicare.com or T: 01904 492442

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Product Type Classroom Training

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