Searches Training

Our Searches Training courses are custom tailored to those that may have to search people, property, environments or vehicles.

Our Searches Training covers all aspects of the searching of a person and property based on the idea of being respectful and legal.

The searching of a person can be a very unpleasant experience. Although sometimes necessary for the welfare of the public, patients, staff and others, it should be carried out in a respectful and dignified manner.

We will provide learners with the skills to competently carry out searches of people and their property whatever the circumstances may be through our comprehensive searches training programme.

Searches Training Based in Norfolk our Searches Training is available throughout the UK.

All our Searches Training is delivered by trainers who have actively been involved in searching and security procedures and train from experience in the field.


Course Duration
4 Hours

Refresher Period
3 Yearly

This Course Is Certificated

About This Training Course

The identified aims of our Searches Training course are:

To promote a positive and ethical approach to searching a person and their property.
To protect the dignity and respect for individuals ungoing a search.
To enable safe and effective searching techniques.
To promote safety and security through searching processes.

The objectives of this course are:

To understand the role and responsibilities of a Searcher.
Identify the risks associated with searching.
To know how to safely search a person.
To be able to effectively search an environment.
To be able to effectively search a vehicle.

This course covers the following topics:

Legalities and responsibilities of searchers.
Risks associated with searching.
Ways and places that are often used to hide contraband items.
How to effectively search a person
How to effectively search an environment
How to effectively search a vehicle.

This course is normally delivered over 4 hours.

Learners on this course will receive a certification of their learning.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Physical Intervention is more commonly known as restraint- the intentional application of restrictive holds designed to limit a person’s freedom of movement to prevent them causing harm to themselves or to other people. Such skills are commonly used in teams of 2 or more skilled professionals. Our Physical Intervention skills are backed by a framework of underpinning knowledge around behaviour management.
We take a very serious approach to the prevention of abusive practice when managing violent and aggressive behaviour. Our training is based on a set of skills designed not to cause pain, and which puts the individual at the centre of the incident. Our focus is restraint avoidance and adopting a therapeutic approach to behaviour management. Our physical intervention programmes are backed with comprehensive theoretical components exploring the theories of aggression and why people become aggressive, and how to approach the topic of de-escalation as part of a preventative strategy.
If you would like to book this course, please contact: 01508 218 017
We can deliver our physical intervention (PMVA) courses at your venue or a venue of ours (fees may apply). For events further afield, please call to discuss how we can help!
The GSA is our regulatory body governing our breakaway’s and Physical Intervention Training. The GSA set the standards by which we must deliver our courses in the Management of Violence and Aggression (or PMVA, PMA and MOVA as it is sometimes called).