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For frontline workers who regularly confront potential violence and aggression, staying sharp and updated with the latest techniques and legal standards is not just an option—it's a necessity. BR Specialists' refresher PMVA (Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression) course is meticulously designed to reinforce and update the essential skills required to safely and effectively manage confrontations in the workplace.

Offered as either a 1 or 2-day course, the refresher is flexible enough to accommodate the specific needs of your team while ensuring minimal disruption to your essential services. This training can be conducted at a venue near your offices, providing a convenient solution for organisations looking to maintain and elevate their workforce's capabilities in managing violence and aggression.

The course covers a broad range of critical topics, including:

  • Breakaway Techniques Refresher: Revisiting vital breakaway methods to ensure personal safety in confrontational situations.

  • Legal Framework Update: An overview of current laws regarding restraint, helping staff navigate the complexities of legal compliance and ethical considerations.

  • Communication Skills Enhancement: Emphasising the power of verbal and non-verbal communication in preventing escalation.

  • Understanding Positional Asphyxia Risks: Highlighting the dangers associated with certain restraint positions and how to mitigate these risks.

  • Corporate Manslaughter Act Implications: Discussing the legal implications and organisational responsibilities under this act.

  • Control and Restraint Techniques: A refresher on non-pain compliant methods of control for 2, 3, and 4 man teams, including the figure of four and thumb in palm techniques.

  • Teamwork Dynamics: Fostering effective teamwork through exercises like Contact and Cover, and managing aggressive behaviour as a unit.

  • Navigating High-Risk Scenarios: Strategies for safely handling clients who exhibit extremely challenging behaviours.

  • Incident Reporting and De-briefing: Emphasising the importance of thorough documentation and reflective learning post-incident.

  • Scenario-Based Learning: Engaging in "what if" discussions to prepare for a variety of real-life situations, encouraging participants to think on their feet.

The core objective of the refresher course is to reinforce the ethos of defusing and de-escalating aggressive situations wherever possible. By refreshing these crucial skills, healthcare workers are better equipped to manage confrontations without resorting to physical restraint, ensuring the safety and dignity of all involved.

Opting for the BRSpecialists refresher course means investing in your team's ability to handle workplace aggression confidently and competently. With expert trainers, a comprehensive curriculum, and a focus on real-world application, this training is an indispensable resource for organisations committed to maintaining a safe, respectful, and legally compliant work environment.

Stay ahead of the curve and ensure your team is prepared to face the challenges of tomorrow with BRSpecialists' PMVA refresher course.

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