Breakaway Training - Face to Face

The Health and Safety Group Ltd
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This course is aimed at anyone who is at risk of physical assault in the workplace. Such as: -

  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Lone Workers
  • Teachers / School Staff

It will provide staff with the skills necessary to break away from a potentially aggressive situation, where de-escalation techniques have failed and physical assault may be imminent.

Course Content

  • Relevant legislation + legal frameworks
  • Defining Reasonable Force
  • Causes + build-up of an attack
  • Warning + danger signs
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Trigger identification
  • Situational awareness
  • Defensive body positioning + personal space
  • Verbal de-escalation + communication skills
  • Actions to avoid being restrained or attacked
  • Safely disengage from wrist grabs, body grabs, hair / clothing grabs + strangulation
  • Avoid + defend kicks / punches
  • Post incident actions
  • Record keeping + de-briefing


On completion of the course, delegates will be able to: -

  • Identify types of common assault
  • Understand what factors would escalate to physical aggression + assault
  • Use verbal de-escalation techniques effectively
  • Understand the importance of non-verbal communication
  • Undertake a Dynamic Risk Assessment
  • Demonstrate a Practice Observation + review breakaway disengagements
  • Understand the importance of documenting + reporting all incidents

Bookable Dates

18th Dec 2023 (10:30)
Copthorne Hotel, Quays, Clippers Quay Salford, Manchester, M50 3SN
15/15 places left
22nd Dec 2023 (10:30)
Building 5, 566 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London, W4 5YF
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