Accredited Level 2 Safe and Effective Use of Restraint Equipment (Handcuffing)

Accredited Level 2 Intermediate Award in the Safe and Effective use of Restraint Equipment (Handcuffing)

Who’s it aimed at?

This one-day course is aimed at people who work with members of the public and may have to use handcuffs as part of their job.

Entry requirements

Candidates who register for the Accredited Level 2 Intermediate Award in the Safe and Effective Use of Restraint Equipment (Handcuffing) must have the:

  • Physical capability to undertake physical skills training
  • Personal ability to undertake classroom training and sit written exam papers

Course aims

This qualification provides delegates with a comprehensive understanding of the legal framework they must operate within, as well as effective practical skills for using handcuffs.

Course benefits

By the end of this training course delegates will:

  • Have a nationally recognised qualification
  • Understand all of the legislation relating to the use of handcuffs
  • Have a cross-sector qualification
  • Be able to physically use handcuffs in a wide range of situations

Course objectives

To successfully achieve the award, delegates will be required to:

  • Understand the primary reason for handcuffing
  • Understand the health and safety implications, including Sections 2 and 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Regulation 3(1) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the requirements of PUWER, as well as the implications of the new Health and Safety Offences Act 2008, and the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
  • Understand the law, including compliance with: Section 3 (1) of the Criminal Law Act 1967, Common Law, Section 117 PACE and Articles 5, 3 and 2 of the Human Rights Act 1998
  • Understand other areas of guidance if required, such as The Mental Health Act Code of Practice and NICE guidelines
  • Understand the medical implications of handcuffing, including positional asphyxia
  • Demonstrate how to apply handcuffs to a passive and aggressive subject
  • Remove handcuffs correctly

Reviews from people who have attended our courses

“Very enjoyable session. Trainer encouraged discussion and participation and made it relevant to our work environment”

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