Handcuff Training

The Handcuff Training Course provides individuals with a basic Introduction to Handcuffing and Physical Intervention. This Basic Handcuff Training Course is suitable for individuals who are expected to use handcuffs as a form of restraint as part of their operational role.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Understand the primary reason for handcuffing;
  2. Understand 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 and an aggressive subject;
  5. Demonstrate how to remove handcuffs correctly.

Course syllabus:

  1. Identification of handcuffs

  2. Loading of handcuffs

  3. The powers of arrest

  4. Applying handcuffs

  5. Types of positions

  6. Passive handcuff

  7. Excited delirium