Level 3 SIA Disengagement and Physical Intervention Skills
Industry Change from 2010
Door supervisors coming into the security industry after August 2010 will have to complete a level 2 qualification in physical intervention to gain an SIA licence. This qualification is also a valuable option for other licensed security functions that may require physical intervention such as retail and hospital security officers. Trainers wishing to deliver this level 2 qualification will themselves need to hold a new level 3 qualification in the delivery of PI training. Both qualifications are now available.
Training Trainers in Physical Intervention
Physical Intervention is already the benchmark in this area of risk and our trainer route is the most popular for security functions across retail, licensed retail, healthcare and transport settings.
We provide trainers and centres with extensive resources to deliver licence related PI qualifications and accredited alternatives.
Licensed for Physical Intervention
The PI programme for security industry trainers is an approved equivalent to the new qualification in Delivering physical intervention training (level 3). Our 3-day tutor course will include this qualification. The programme the trainers will deliver is for end users to gain the qualification in Physical intervention for the private security industry (level 2) or, for non-licensed personnel, an accredited certificate that is equivalent to the level 2. It covers disengagement and holding skills.
•Disengagement: The disengagement (defensive) skills unit addresses how staff can protect themselves or others from assault. It includes training on how to separate and guide people. The course content includes relevant law, medical implications and safe practice.
•Holding: The restrictive escorting and holding skills unit addresses the area of restraint. The course focuses on teaching safer skills for common holding activities such as during ejection, standing holds and escorts. It also raises awareness of the additional risks associated with ground holding techniques.
Additional specialised modules are available for higher risk roles including horizontal (ground) holding, mechanical restraints and searching methods. Employers need to identify through risk assessments and training needs analysis the appropriate level of training required. The SIA requirement is a minimum standard for specified roles.