Restrictive Intervention Assessment
Including Prevention, Management of Violence and Aggression (PMVA) Assessments
Our Restrictive Intervention and PMVA Assessments have been designed for employees who work within the care and mental health sector for example in hospitals, care homes, respite, schools, secure educational facilities, and prisons. It is imperative that employers ensure the physical safety of employees when required to perform a full range of restrictive intervention techniques, as well as the physical safety of colleagues and service users in their care. Our assessments provide clear information, and advice to remove any doubts about an employees’ capability to participate in these techniques safely.
We work with organisations where the employees are mandated to attend specific training to prevent danger and injury when working with individuals with a range of mental health conditions.
Our purpose is not to declare an employee fit to perform restrictive intervention but to ascertain any physical risks to them undertaking the necessary training or carrying out the restrictive intervention techniques.
The aims of restrictive intervention are defined as implementing methods of Health and Safety to prevent and de-escalate situations whilst protecting a service user who may express themselves through challenging behaviour, aggression, or violence.
Our expertise, knowledge and insight helps us to assess an employee from a physical and functional perspective, specifically related to the demands of the professions within this sector. We provide reporting information regarding an employee’s ability to conduct the physical techniques and provide details of any adjustments to planned training courses or to real-life practice. We always consider the realistic application of undertaking restrictive techniques in a day-to-day working environment. We are not training people in restrictive techniques; we are assessing their ability to use these techniques appropriately and effectively without harming themselves or others.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Restrictive Intervention Assessment FAQs
What is PMVA assessment?
PMVA is the Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression and is a form of Restrictive Intervention used in many mental health settings to successfully deescalate potentially dangerous and/or violent incidences. We can assess the capability of employees involved in these requirements to establish any risks and report back to referring managers around any potential adjustments and/or restrictions that may support a successful and effective return to work.
What could be the outcome of a PMVA assessment?
The outcome of an assessment, as with any other occupational health referral will be a report which provides pragmatic, realistic, detailed and evidence-based advice around an individuals’ physical capability to perform Restrictive Intervention specific techniques.