Physical Intervention Training | Restrictive Interventions

This training provides learners working in higher risk environments with additional skills and knowledge to restrict and control the movement of an individual when necessary, to protect them from harm and to stop them harming others. 

The primary goal is to reduce the need for physical intervention - not only to ensure such interventions are safer.


What type of skills can this level of physical intervention training include?

First, learners must complete Maybo training in how to prevent and defuse conflict and deal with challenging behavior, without the need to use force, and how to avoid assault and disengage.

Training will then include an appropriate level of restrictive skills based upon the risks and need together with an understanding of relevant law, ethics and medical risks. 

  • Most programs involve low level restrictive standing and seated holds
  • Advanced training is provided for those who may have to respond to higher levels of violence for example, in an emergency
  • Additional specialist skills are taught for certain roles. These can include searching, incident response, crowd scenarios and use of equipment.

Choose Maybo by Mandt for a safer approach to physical intervention

Maybo by Mandt’s primary goal is to help its clients to reduce the use of force because physical intervention carries risk for everyone involved and can result in tragedy. Our training focuses on how to prevent situations arising and escalating but recognizes there are times in some environments when staff have to act to prevent imminent harm to themselves or others. Where such scenarios are foreseeable, Maybo by Mandt will give you greater peace of mind through:

  • Helping you establish the level of physical intervention training required and support with policy and guidance
  • Targeting a reduction in use of force through building confidence in alternatives to physical intervention
  • Reducing risks to service users and staff when intervention is legitimate and necessary
  • Physical responses that are non-aggressive, professional, safer and highly effective

The decision to use physical intervention skills should not be taken lightly and should always be regarded as a ‘last resort’ when other options have failed or are likely to fail and where it is not possible or appropriate to withdraw from the situation. Physical intervention training must be carefully designed and delivered around the specific risks staff face, the roles they perform, the service users they work with and the environment in which they work.

The Maybo physical intervention model has a unique combination of features that provide you with:

  • A flexible framework that responds to your agenda…not our convenience
  • A low arousal approach that does not antagonize those involved or bystanders
  • Highly effective skills that do not rely on pain to gain compliance
  • Training that meets your sector's regulatory requirements
  • Individual and team methods that look professional and are proven operationally
  • A problem solving approach that helps staff respond to local and individual needs
  • Comfort in knowing that the skills have been medically reviewed and risk assessed
  • Substantially less training injuries than traditional training models
  • On-going support from some of the most experienced expert witnesses on use of force

Maybo by Mandt can deliver training on site for your staff or train and equip your trainers to deliver Maybo training programs themselves.

We will help you minimize the need for physical intervention in your workplace and establish the level of training required by staff in different roles.

Please get in touch so we can discuss the best approach for your organization.

Click here for an overview of all our conflict management training. 

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