SIA Escorting and Disengagement Skills for Security Staff

SIA Escorting and Disengagement Skills for
Security Staff Training

Do you know how to control and diffuse a situation that’s turning physical and violent? Would you know how to guarantee your safety and the safety of those around you?

The SIA Escorting and Disengagement Skills for Security Staff addresses these issues and is for employees who need to touch members of the public in the course of their job. They may also have members of the public touch them and therefore need to know how to stay safe and within the law.

Who’s it aimed at?

It’s ideally suited for venue managers, door supervisors, retail security staff and security guards.

Pre-registration requirements

Candidates must have the:

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

Course aims

This one-day course complies with the Health and Safety Act 1974 Section 2 legal duty to make staff safe. It is an SIA-compliant vocational qualification and a mandatory requirement for all door supervisors.

Upon completion, all delegates will receive the SIA qualification in Escorting and Disengagement Skills for Security Staff.

Course objectives

To successfully achieve the award delegates will be expected to:

  • Identify the differences between defensive physical skills and physical interventions
  • Identify the difference between non-restrictive and restrictive interventions
  • Identify positive alternatives to physical intervention
  • Explain why it is important to only use physical intervention skills as a last resort
  • State legal and professional implications relating to the use of physical interventions
  • Explain the use of dynamic risk assessment in situations where physical interventions are used
  • Identify risk factors involved with the use of physical interventions
  • Identify ways of reducing the risk of harm during physical interventions
  • State responsibilities immediately following physical interventions
  • Explain why it is important to keep physical intervention knowledge and skills current
  • Be able to use non-aggressive physical skills to protect themselves and others from assault
  • Be able to use non-pain related standing holding and escorting techniques, including non- restrictive and restrictive skills
  • Understand good practice to follow after physical interventions

Course benefits

By the end of this training course delegates will be able to: 

  • Identify positive alternatives to physical intervention
  • Explain why it is important to only use physical intervention skills as a last resort
  • State legal and professional implications relating to the use of physical interventions
  • Identify ways of reducing the risk of harm during physical interventions

Reviews from people who have attended our courses

“Excellent training – very understandable and informative – enjoyable”

To find out more information about our course you can download the pdf below, you can contact us or speak to one of our friendly advisors on 0113 258 0035