Education Sector Safety Pod Training

Course Outline

Our Safety Pod course is for those working with children displaying challenging behaviours.

The Safety Pod is an innovative piece of equipment specifically designed to support children and young people. Embedded as a bespoke piece of furniture in your school environment, you’ll explore how the Pod can be employed as part of a child’s behavioural plan to prevent incidents occurring and or utilised as a de-escalation strategy when behaviour increases.

The Pod offers safer alternatives when physical skills are required, bringing situations to a safe conclusion faster, reducing the risk of injury to staff and the child/young person whilst upholding their human rights.

Endorsed by leading industry experts and backed by medical support the Pod will elevate your safety standards.

Prerequisite: Learners must have received training within the past year covering approved physical intervention techniques for effective Safety Pod use.

IKON Trainers receiving advanced training from Palkesh Dalbar from UK Pods.

Suggested Attendees

All staff who face children/young people/adults presenting challenging or aggressive behaviour face to face. Under legislation it is an employer’s responsibility to ensure that individuals and roles are risk-assessed in relation to violence and aggression.

This Education Safety Pod training course is aimed at all staff including:

  • Receptionist Staff.
  • Teachers.
  • Assistant Teachers.
  • Management.
  • Staff Managing Conflict in the Workplace.

Course content

Exploring Behaviours that Challenge

  • Exploring experiences: Real-life scenarios to understand challenging behaviours.
  • Identifying Causes, Triggers and Changes in Behaviour: Pinpoint factors contributing to behavioural challenges.

De-escalation Skills

  • Utilising communication skills: Techniques for prevention and de-escalation.
  • Person-centred distraction/diversion strategies: Strategies for vulnerable situations.

Responsibilities and Guidelines

  • Policies and Procedures: Navigate organisational policies.
  • Legislation and Risks: Explore laws and evaluate risks.
  • Post-Incident Reviews: Learn effective review processes.
  • Reporting and Recording: Procedures for documenting interventions.

Physical Skills

  • Positive Stance and Positioning: Emphasise positive body language.
  • Balance Displacement Techniques: Master techniques for safe relocation.
  • Restraint and Clinical Holding: Application guidelines.
  • Foreseeable Risk and Medical Implications: Identify potential risks.

Safety Pod

  • Introducing: Explore design and purpose.
  • Moving and Handling: Safe Safety Pod techniques.
  • Uses: Understand versatility.
  • Restrictive Interventions: Implement safe practices.
  • Scenarios: Apply knowledge in practical situations
  • Maintenance: Understand proper care.

By the end of this course your team will be able to:

  • Gain insight into the Safety Pod’s evolution and background.
  • Navigate the legal framework for physical skills.
  • Identify proactive options of use for the Safety Pod.
  • Demonstrate Safety Pod applications in your setting.
  • Recognise risks and medical implications of restrictive practices.

At the end of this course your team will receive:

  • A certificate of attendance.
  • Access to a dedicated learner post-course resource area via IKON Academy.
  • Duration 1 Day

  • Learners 12 Max

Delivery methods


Many of our courses, especially those with physical skills, can be delivered in a face-to-face in-person training environment, either at your venue or ours.

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