Breakaway & Disengagement Training

If your staff potentially face an aggressive situation at work, then the ability to de-escalate a volatile situation or “Breakaway” from an aggressor is essential. Training from React UK gives confidence and competence to deal with incidents of aggression or violence in the workplace, giving a secure understanding of rights and responsibilities under legislation.

React UK can assist employers in ensuring that their staff have received effective and legally compliant training to help keep them safe during their working role.  We only use appropriate physical skills that are easy to learn, easy to remember and that have a track record of effectiveness.


Following one of our training courses, delegates will be able to apply reasonable and justifiable break away techniques in the workplace relevant to their work place setting and to the level of threat they may face.


By attending the React UK Certificate in Breakaway & Disengagement training, your employees will be able to:

  • Know when to use breakaway and disengagement techniques;
  • Fully understand how Health & Safety legislation relates to them and what they can do to protect themselves and the people in their care;
  • Assess and use the environment effectively to minimise confrontation;
  • Apply the correct, least intrusive and safest way to breakaway from a variety of grabs and strikes to suit their work situation e.g seated, standing, hair pulls, kicks;
  • Understand the 'Use of Reasonable Force' and proportionality.
  • Understand the Triple F theory (Fight, flight or Freeze) and how to better control their reactions to different situations;
  • Minimise the possible injury to themselves and the person attacking, using memorable, legally compliant techniques.

What do you get with our Breakaway & Disengagement Courses?

  • Exactly what you need – choose from our extensive menu of training courses or speak to us and we can design a bespoke course fully suited for you and your staff's needs.

  • Legal compliance – all our courses are designed to meet current legal requirements and our staff stay abreast of current thinking and research in the field of personal safety training.

  • Reassurance that you have provided the essential training for your staff

  • Nationwide, on-site training – we come to you so that your staff feel comfortable and safe in their own environment.

  • National accreditation from Edexcel and SIA offering you BTEC awards and Security Industry Qualifications (SIA)


Why should you use React UK for your Breakaway & Disengagement Course?


  • You get a free initial consultation – you tell us what you need and we recommend the training to help you achieve it.

  • You have peace of mind – we’re a family based business who put customer care at the top of our priorities.

  • You get a flexible response – we take your requests for last minute changes, top-up training, changes of venue and unusual requirements in our stride!

  • You can afford us – we may be experts but we’re also realistic. We know you have a budget to stick to so we provide you with training that’s not only highly effective but also very good value.

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