This Breakaway and Self Defence course is designed to equip your staff with the skills necessary to break-away from an aggressive, dangerous situation where defusing and de-escalation techniques have failed and they are being, or are about to be physically assaulted. This Breakaway and Self Defence course follows a practical programme, it requires active participation from all course delegates. Presented in an informal manner, the course allows delegates to learn in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.
Understand that breakaway and self defence techniques are only used when all other options have been tried and failed.
Have a good working understanding of the Law in relation to the use of ‘reasonable force’ for personal protection and / or the protection of others.
Understand how Health & Safety legislation is there for your benefit, both as an employee and as an employer.
The various elements of the Health and Safety at Work Act etc 1974, in particular sections 2, 3, 7 and 8. In addition, the associated Health and Safety Regulations that relate to the use of physical force in the workplace, including what is meant by the common-law duty of care as well as Manual Handling Regulations.
Have a working understanding of The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Regulations 3, 8 and 14.
Apply easy to recall techniques designed to defend from a variety of wrist & body grabs whilst standing as well as a variety of other situations
Demonstrate and recall the quickest and safest escape from a variety of strangle holds in a variety of body positions, both standing and on the floor.
Demonstrate an effective stance in order to deal with incoming head butts, punches, kicks, & kneeing to the groin, as well as explain why the stance is effective.
Demonstrate effective techniques in order to deal with incoming punches and kicks whilst on the floor.
Demonstrate an effective awareness of the immediate environment at any given time, combined with the ability to carry out an effective dynamic risk assessment; thus working out the quickest possible escape route, to minimise confrontation and potential injury.
Keep in mind that in most instances, force should only be used as a last resort. This is usually when de-escalation and defusing strategies have failed, but not exclusively. Identify instances when force is the first option and how to reduce the level of force used with the reduction of presented risk.
Demonstrate an effective understanding of what reasonable force is in relation to the identified risk.
Demonstrate an understanding of seeking post incident support
Report writing and reporting procedures