* Level of threat and level of response – using the minimum degree of force to ensure your safety and the safety of the client.
* Your body – where it hurts – How to recognise the obvious and not-so-obvious places where you can be attacked.
* The client’s body – where it should be – How to keep a safe distance between you and the client, and what you can do when physical contact is required.
* The basic breakaway strategy – What is the simplest thing you can do to breakaway from an assault?
* The importance of the spoken word.
* The importance of disengagement.
* The importance of situational awareness:-
* People; Places; Furniture.
* Common assaults and breakaway methods:-
* Hand Grab; Wrist Grab; Arm Grab; Collar Grab; Grab from behind; Front bear hug; Rear bear hug; Hair Grab; Other Grabs; Front Strangle; Rear Strangle; Biting; Scratching.
Common assaults and the avoidance strategy:-
* Punches: Avoidance and Deflection.
* Kicks: Avoidance and Deflection.
* Thrown objects: Prevention, Avoidance and Deflection.
* Course Review.
* Question and Answer Session.
A certificate of attendance will be produced for each delegate who successfully completes this course.
Additional entry requirements: None