Breakaway Training

The Health & Safety Group
Course summary
Corporate Training for Teams
1 day
79 - 895 GBP excl. VAT
Corporate Training for Teams
Course Dates
79 GBP

79 GBP

79 GBP

United Kingdom
895 GBP
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Course description

Breakaway Training

Breakaway techniques are vital manoeuvres used by a member of staff to break away from a potentially violent person without harming him or her.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at anyone who is at risk of physical assault in the workplace. Such as: -

  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Lone Workers
  • Teachers / School Staff

It will provide staff with the skills necessary to break away from a potentially aggressive situation, where de-escalation techniques have failed and physical assault may be imminent.

Outcome / Qualification etc.


On completion of the course, participants will be able to: -

  • Identify types of common assault
  • Understand what factors would escalate to physical aggression + assault
  • Use verbal de-escalation techniques effectively
  • Understand the importance of non-verbal communication
  • Undertake a Dynamic Risk Assessment
  • Demonstrate a Practice Observation + review breakaway disengagements
  • Understand the importance of documenting + reporting all incidents

Training Course Content

  • Relevant legislation + legal frameworks
  • Defining Reasonable Force
  • Causes + build-up of an attack
  • Warning + danger signs
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Trigger identification
  • Situational awareness
  • Defensive body positioning + personal space
  • Verbal de-escalation + communication skills
  • Actions to avoid being restrained or attacked
  • Safely disengage from wrist grabs, body grabs, hair / clothing grabs + strangulation
  • Avoid + defend kicks / punches
  • Post incident actions
  • Record keeping + de-briefing


Course Price

  • £895+VAT (20 person max.)
  • AS little as £49 per person

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The Health & Safety Group

The Health & Safety Group has been providing expert online, open, and in-house training courses across the UK since 2004. Training 100,000+ professionals each year, The Health & Safety Group provide expert training for a wide variety of professions and...

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Building 5, 566 Chiswick High Road
W4 5YF London

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