Safety Awareness for Door Supervisors

£140.00 £120.00



This course is now compulsory for new Door Supervisors and those with existing licenses as a condition of renewal .This award has been specially developed to cover all areas relating to workplace violence by use of force and Physical Intervention skills. This course provides trainers with the adequate knowledge and skills to be able to safely and proficiently deliver a range of physical intervention techniques and related aspects. It is also recommended for Security Guards, Stewards, Council Employees, Healthcare Workers, Retail Staff, Transport Workers and Hospitality/ Leisure staff.

We at AMBA Training are one of the 3 approved centres by Sia in London. In March 2012 the SIA announced the intention to require existing door supervisors who had achieved the pre-QCF Door Supervision qualification (for example the National Certificate for Door Supervision) to undertake additional training in order to renew their licence.

The SIA recently changed the training regulation for Door Supervisors and included a module in Physical Intervention Skills.

This is now a mandatory requirement. All SIA License holders will be required to undergo this 2 day update training and encompasses skills to help the operative to defend themselves and be more proactive and safe at work.

This one day Level 2 Standalone course compromises of 2 units:

  • Unit 1 – Safety Awareness for Door Supervisors
  • Unit 2 – Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Operative

The Level 2 qualification is designed for those who are currently SIA license holders; and is awarded to those who pass a practical demonstration covering physical intervention skills, developed to help the operative be effective and safe at work. This nationally recognised qualification is the industry standard and enables a licensed operative to meet the new required standard set by the SIA.


There are many programs out there unfortunately the SIA have approved only a few.
For a full list follow the link below:

If you have taken one of these approved programs then you will NOT be required to take this qualification. however, you may still need to take the unit 1. Please contact us on 0208 429 1202 for more details.

Other than these exemptions there are no other exemptions to this standalone qualification.

We have realised that for a long time now it has been professionally recognised that in some work environments, Physical Intervention Skills are needed to reduce the use of High Risk Techniques that will also improve staff and customer safety. Depending on your work environment, this could involve anything from avoidance and disengagement, to rescue, escort and holding skills.

We at AMBA Training are also aware of the medical implications and legal advice on the use of force if these are not undertaken in a professional and correct manner. The use of non-Physical strategies must be achieved where practicable, however the use of Physical Intervention may have to be used as a last resort.

The key areas the course will cover are as follows:

    • Disengagement Skills: We will look at how our staff can help to reduce the risk of assault through non-physical measures, and be able to avoid different forms of assault by adopting correct positioning, and their manner of approach. We will look at how they can disengage from the most common types of assault they are likely to come across in their roles as Door Supervisors.
    •  Holding: Due to the nature of the job for Door Supervisors, they may have to legitimately use force, to take hold of or physically escort a person off the premises. We will teach staff the holds used to protect then and also to avoid discomfort and pain to the individual.
    •  Understand physical interventions and the legal/professional implications of their use
    •  Understand how to reduce the risk of harm when physical intervention skills are used
    •  Be able to use non-aggressive physical skills to protect self and others from assault
    •  Be able to use non-pain related standing holding and escorting techniques, including non-restrictive and restrictive skills
    •  Understand good practice to follow after physical interventions

The public will benefit from better trained door staff as new rules come into effect