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Physical Intervention is an umbrella term covering all the different ways in which staff can directly or indirectly restrict a person’s freedom of movement. I.e
- By blocking their way.
- By pushing, pulling, re-directing or 'steering' them.
- By carrying them in a direction or to a location that they do not wish to go.
- By holding and physically restraining them.
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The purpose of Physical Intervention is usually to protect against harm happening. However...
No training, inadequate or unsuitable training can mean that liability is established instantly* on the basis of "Res Ipsa Loquitor" - the facts speak for themselves! Don't get caught out, ensure the training you recieve is fit for purpose.
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*The risk of complaints and civil claims for damages from injured parties is higher if staff action (including inaction) was unjustified, excessive or negligent. Likewise, the risk of criminal prosecution of staff involved is higher if use of force was unnecessary, excessive, or in any other way unlawful. Liability for adverse outcomes rests not only with the staff that actually perform the Physical Intervention, but also with employers (who are vicariously liable for the actions of their staff - including staff hired/contracted in).
Physically intervening in a situation is a recognised 'flashpoint' for violence and experience shows that intervening in an untrained way is more likely to result in an adverse outcome.
If a need for staff to physically intervene in situations is predictable and forseeable in a workplace, Health & Safety legislation requires provision of suitable training. For certain security roles, the need for suitable Physical Intervention training is instantly and unmistakably recognisable and therefore becomes 'legally necessary'.