However, when delivered in the context of an organisation’s training strategy to staff identified through the process of Risk Assessment, training in techniques which allow the person to escape from an attack may increase safety.
It is therefore important that escape techniques are delivered in the context of a comprehensive organisational strategy addressing other factors which relate to behaviours that challenge.
The CALM Escape Techniques Course is designed to avoid the documented shortcomings of much training in this area.
The escape techniques are based on specific principles:
This course prepares practitioners to deliver a range of escape (breakaway) techniques as part of their work role either by incorporating them in CALM Physical Intervention courses or as a standalone course within the context of personal safety and lone working.
Please note, CALM only teaches physical skills in specific contexts and situations subject to training needs analysis. Risk assessments and behavioural audits must be engaged in to ascertain not only whether there is a legitimate need for physical skills training but also importantly WHICH techniques should be taught. To assist with skill acquisition, retention and ultimately safety, techniques must be limited and must be chosen to meet current operational risks only. Only staff exposed to risks directly, and/or those with the responsibility to intervene, should receive training in physical skills, as should their managers. ALL staff MUST have undertaken the CALM Core Theory course PRIOR to undertaking CALM Physical skills training.