Handcuffs & 

Emergency Response Cuff Training

Handcuffs & Emergency Response Cuff Training

Duration: 1 day

Maximum Candidates: 12

Cost: TBA


Course Description


BTEC Level 2 Safe and Effective Use of Restraint Equipment (Handcuff and soft-cuff). This specialist BTEC qualification is suitable for any staff member who may have to use handcuffs in the course of their job.

The BTEC Level 2 Safe and Effective Use of Restraint Equipment qualification provides the essential knowledge and understanding of the legal framework and the effective practical skills in how to use the equipment safely,

efficiently and legally.

The Handcuffing techniques taught are fully in accordance with current Police guidelines and are Home Office approved. This is a 1-day course in the safe and effective use of restraint equipment, including handcuffs and soft-cuffs.

It covers all the relevant laws, regulations, and guidance followed by practice in the application techniques. 

This is a one day course designed for individuals who are expected to use restraint equipment as part of their day to day duties.


By the end of this one day course you will be able to define the primary reason for handcuffing, and also understand the medical implications of handcuffing including positional asphyxia, you will be confident of how to apply handcuffs to an aggressive subject, lock them, and then demonstrate how to remove handcuffs correctly and ensuring you know the law concerning the use of handcuffs.


This course will equip you to administer handcuffs safely.

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We only use Instructors who are Qualified and hold a Level 3 Advanced Award in The Safe and Effective Use of Restraint Equipment and who are registered with the National Federation for Personal Safety. 


On the course, you will learn


  • Understand the primary reason for handcuffing

  • Understand the Health & Safety implications, including Sections 2 and 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

  • Regulation 3(1) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the requirements of PUWER as well as the implications of the new Health and Safety Offences Act 2008 and the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007

  • Understand the law in relation to reasonable force in Scotland

  • 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

  • Understand other areas of guidance – if required – such as The Mental Health Act Code of Practice and NICE guidelines

  • Understand the medical implications of handcuffing, including positional asphyxia

  • Demonstrate how to apply handcuffs and soft-cuffs to a passive subject

  • Demonstrate how to apply handcuffs and soft-cuffs to an aggressive subject

  • Demonstrate how to remove handcuffs and soft-cuffs correctly


Having formal instruction and assessment in all of the above you will be able to evidence that you have had the training of a National Vocational Standard which will be of massive benefit to you should your competence and ability ever be challenged.

The use of handcuffs and Scottish Law (Please watch the video above)


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