More Information About Shield Physical Intervention (SPI):
The SPI programmes have been designed, developed and are delivered by people who have operational experience in situations that frequented violence. Appropriately named ‘Shield Physical Intervention’ or ‘SPI’ for short. The purpose of the name is to signify protection (to be shielded against), violence happening to them in the work place by delivering cutting edge knowledge and skills that are both effective and quickly learnt. It also protects you (shields against) the Law, in regards to litigation, as in it properly prepares you by not only fully understand the Law relating to the use of force, medical implications, duty of care etc, but also how to articulate yourself to a court of Law – should the situation ever arise.
The Shield Physical Intervention development programmes. (3 stages with 3 hours eLearning)
Foundation Knowledge (Pre-course learning)
Provided as pre-attendance reading via our online learning platform. The content includes interpretations, legal & professional implications, reducing risk & good practice following physical interventions. Delegates are to familiarise themselves with the content of the materials, so as to be able to take and pass the (multiple choice) written examination on day one of the training programme.
Shield Physical Intervention – Foundation Programme (SPI-FP)
Officially approved & Certificated by the Institute of Conflict Management (ICM) the SPI-FP provides all the basic knowledge & skills a Security Operative may need & conforms to the SIA’s specification for Door Supervisor Licence-linked training in Physical Intervention Skills. In addition to the SIA requirements, the SPI-FP includes a Module on Horizontal Restraint (i.e. on the floor – in line with HSE expectations).
The focus of the training in the SPI-FP is on:
Ensuring Security Operatives aware of the legal and potential medical implications surrounding use of force
Teaching low-impact, low-risk techniques
Discouraging the use of high risk restraint techniques
Showing how to reduce risk
Shield Physical Intervention – Advanced Programme (SPI-AP)
Quality assured & certificated by Institute of Conflict Management (ICM) at level 2 equivalent, the SPI-AP builds on the learning in the SPI-FP & teaches a range of incrementally more robust & restrictive interventions & ensures a higher standard of competence & self-confidence.
The focus of the training in the SPI-AP is on:
Teaching and refreshing on the key principals, skills and knowledge of the SPI-FP
Teaching additional skills & strategies for managing, holding, controlling & calming violent Service Users
Ensuring delegates are skilled & competent to safely apply Emergency Restraint Belts (ERBs) should it become necessary
Developing delegates’ self-confidence & ability to implement the training (applying them in a variety of realistic scenarios)
The SPI-AP is quality assured & certificated by the Institute of Conflict Management (ICM) at level 2 equivalent. You will also receive an SPI certificate that reflects the higher standard of competency achieved.
Note: To be eligible to attend the SPI-AP, you must have successfully achieved the standard SIA Physical Intervention qualification.
Shield Physical Intervention – Advanced Practitioner Programme (SPI-APP)
Certificated by SPI, the SPI-APP) teaches how to manage ‘high energy’ conflicts and includes drills and tactics for emergency situations.
The focus of the training in the SPI-APP is on:
Developing a state of mental and physical readiness
Learning close quarter defensive tactics and emergency restraint drills
Practising and refining the learnt skills in a variety of realistic simulation exercises
The SPI-APP is certificated by Shield PI. You will attend a number of sessions over a period of time to achieve the SPI-APP certification.
Note: To be eligible to attend the SPI-APP, you must have successfully achieved an SIA PI and SPI-AP qualification.
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