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Good practice following Physical Interventions

Posted by Spartan 24 Hour Security on Friday, March 16, 2018, In : Skills For Security 
Accessing help and support

There is always a potential for physical and psychological harm to staff and the individuals they are dealing with following an incident where force has been used. It is important where practicable to observe for adverse reactions including changes in well being, mood and behaviour that can occur immediately following an incident, or even days and weeks later.



Types of support mechanisms

  • Support from colleagues, friends and family
  • Line management support
  • Employee support...

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Risk Factors In The Use Of Physical Interventions

Posted by Spartan 24 Hour Security on Saturday, November 19, 2016, In : Skills For Security 
Techniques which should be avoided

Any physical intervention and particularly forceful restraint can lead to medical complications, sudden death or permanent disability, especially where situational and individual risk factors are present.



  • Strikes and kicks - Any strike must be recognised as a high-risk technique; whether it is a punch, kick, use of the knee, head or elbow, damage is likely to be sustained and can result in falls with devastating consequences.

  • Interventions involving the neck, s...

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Reducing The Risk Of Harm When Physical Interventions Are Used

Posted by Spartan 24 Hour Security on Monday, October 24, 2016, In : Skills For Security 
Dynamically assessing the risk of assault

You may have already seen the process of dynamic risk assessment using your Door Supervision Training. This can be applied to reduce the risk of assault in a situation.



1. Step back - Don't rush into an intervention - is it really necessary? If you have to account for your actions, then you need to be able to show a clear justification for how you approached the situation.

2. Assess threat and risks of harm to staff and to others through a decision to us...
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