About the Basic Handcuff Training course:
This course is suitable for individuals expected to use handcuffs as a form of restraint as part of their operational role. The aim of the course is to give positive guidance to staff regarding the use of handcuffs and serve as a reference for staff in justifying the use of handcuffs both in terms of policy (who and why do we handcuff) and technique (how do we handcuff).
This one day course should be considered as a Basic Introduction to Handcuffing and Physical Intervention. It covers both practical handcuffing processes and procedures, as well as the legal implications that must be considered when using handcuffs to restrain an individual.
1. Identification of handcuffs
2. Loading of Handcuffs
3. The Powers of arrest
4. Applying Handcuffs
5. Types of positions
6. Handcuff - Passive
7. Handcuff - Active
8. Positional asphyxia
9. Excited Delirium
By the end of this course you will be able to:
1. Understand the primary reason for handcuffing.
2. Understand the law, including compliance with:
Section 3 (1) of the Criminal Law Act 1967,
Common Law, Section 117 PACE and Articles 5, 3 and 2 of the Human Rights Act 1998.
3. Understand the medical implications of handcuffing, including positional asphyxia.
4. Demonstrate how to apply handcuffs to a passive subject.
5. Demonstrate how to apply handcuffs to an aggressive subject.
6. Demonstrate how to remove handcuffs correctly.
The course is assessed by a practical assessment.
Upcoming course dates
How Much Can I Earn?
No, this course is not a legal requirement, but it will enhance your qualifications within the security industry. See below for more information.
There is no exam for this handcuff-training course. This is an interactive course and you will be assessed throughout the duration of the 3 hour course. When you have successfully demonstrated that you can use handcuffs correctly, your trainer will give you your certificate.
This course is well suited for any security personnel working within the security industry. This handcuff-training course teaches vital skills on how to safely apprehend someone. This course will also make you more eligible for employment.