‘When it comes to learning skills, like learning to drive a car or ride a bicycle, you learn the skill and then go out straight away and do it from day one…’
These are the words of Darren Good, Owner of GoodSense Training, who’s been providing individuals and organisations across the country with tailored positive handling training for more than 20 years.
However, unlike most skills, positive handling is one of those that you learn and then hope you never have to use – just like CPR. It’s essential you have the right skills in your back pocket, so that you know what to do in the event of an emergency, but ideally, you never really want to be in a position where you need to put them into practice.
It’s a unique situation and one that can confuse people, not when it comes to applying this principle to CPR, but when it comes to having this mindset towards positive handling training.
Here at GoodSense Training, we believe it’s important for all education professionals to learn about conflict management and physical intervention and know how to confidently apply it.
For instance, it can take just one aggressive person to cause widespread disruption in a reception area or at the school gates. But with the right insight and knowledge, all staff can have the skills and the right level of understanding to prevent and manage difficult situations such as these.
Being armed with these skills also empowers people and gives them the confidence to conduct themselves in a way that makes communication and conflict management easier all round.
So, while some people might argue they don’t need positive handling training because they may not need to apply it, like CPR, you never know what’s going to happen, so surely, it’s better you’re fully prepared than not at all?
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your training requirements with us, contact us on 0845 576 0035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.