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Can Security Use Handcuffs? SIA Training and Physical Intervention

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Can Security Use Handcuffs?

Handcuffs, Physical interventions and the legal implications

Force should only be used when absolutely necessary and the use of force must only ever be ‘reasonable’. The law allows SIA trained security operatives to use reasonable necessary and proportionate force. Being able to develop skills in physical intervention (PI) can mean the difference between using reasonable, lawful force and unreasonable, unlawful force. 

You may be required to use defensive physical skills as: 

A means of defending yourself 

A means of defending others
Or you may need to make physical interventions for other reasons such as: 

A means of limiting or restricting the movement of another person To prevent unlawful access
To eject a trespasser or disorderly person from premises
To prevent unlawful actions 

‘Physical interventions’ involve the use of force, applied directly or indirectly through bodily, physical or mechanical means, to limit the movement of another person. They therefore include any type of hold (such as an arm hold), the use of any sort of restraint equipment (such as a tie or handcuffs to secure someone’s wrists) and the simple use of bodily weight to hold someone against the floor or a wall. 

Our SIA training in Northampton teaches you the legalities and restrictions as and when you use handcuffs. The security industry authority petitioned the government for the right to use mechanical restraints whilst on duty. The application was successful and SIA licensed security staff are allowed to use handcuffs whilst at work.

You may be required to use defensive physical skills as:

1. A means of defending yourself 

2. A means of defending others

Or you may need to make physical interventions for other reasons such as:

1. A means of limiting or restricting the movement of another person To prevent unlawful access

2. To eject a trespasser or disorderly person from premises

3. To prevent unlawful actions

Physical intervention

‘Physical interventions’ involve the use of force, applied directly or indirectly through bodily, physical or mechanical means, to limit the movement of another person. They therefore include any type of hold (such as an arm hold), the use of any sort of restraint equipment (such as a tie or handcuffs to secure someone’s wrists) and the simple use of bodily weight to hold someone against the floor or a wall.

Our SIA training in Northampton teaches you the legalities and restrictions as and when you use handcuffs. The security industry authority petitioned the government for the right to use mechanical restraints whilst on duty. The application was successful and SIA licensed security staff are allowed to use handcuffs whilst at work.

If you require Door Supervisor, CCTV Officer or Security Guard training, feel free to contact us for guidance.

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