PMVA National Federations for Personal Safety (NFPS) Accredited Course
This is a two day accredited and certificated course for staff that work in care and mental health environments:
Day 1 – Introduction to PMVA, Legislation and ethical issues, Disengagement and breakaway techniques
Day 2 – Communication and identification of triggers and the assault cycle, Non-restrictive and restrictive restraint techniques, Importance of reviews, reflection and adequate change management
Request a Callback
PMVA – National Federation for Personal Safety (NFPS) Accredited Course
Who’s it aimed at?
This certificate is designed to provide training for staff that work in care and mental health environments who may need to disengage or restrain service users, for example, those who are self-harming, and need to be effectively restrained under duty of care.
No previous PMVA training is required to take part on this course.
This course is suitable for learners aged 18 and above. As detailed above, no previous PMVA training is required to take part on this course.
Upon completing the course, learners will be able to:
Understand the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act
Understand the law around the use of force
Have an understanding of government guidance in this area
Disengage from hair-pulling, grabs and strangles
Prompt and guide service users
Know when and how to use non-restrictive interventions
Know when and how to use restrictive interventions
Complete post-incident reviews and influence change
The training cover:
The law in relation to the use of physical force to defend themselves and others
Demonstrating appropriate and effective physical skill for physical skills, breaking away and defending against a violent assault
Distance and stance
Defences against punches, slaps, strangles and hair grabs
A method of physically prompting and guiding a person
The use of a non-restrictive standing hold that can be used as an escort
Non-restrictive methods to manage behaviour in seated positions
A two-person restrictive standing hold that can be used as an escort
A two-person restrictive seated hold
A team method to separate people fighting
An explanation of why some techniques should not be used
0800 0 146 146