Responding to Aggression and Violence

This half day course will equip you skills and techniques for responding constructively to aggression and potential or actual violence in the workplace.

Who should attend?

Customer-facing staff who have experienced or might experience aggressive or potentially violent customers or visitors.

2018 dates

Wednesday 7 March
9.30am - 12.30pm
Training room in HQ Annexe
Tuesday 30 October
9.30am - 12.30pm
Training room in HQ Annexe


Please note we may need to postpone this course should there be insufficient numbers to make it viable.

How to book this course (PDF)

What will it cover?

On completion of the session you will be able to:

  • Describe personal and situational factors which can cause, trigger or exacerbate incidents
  • Apply measures that can reduce likelihood of incidents
  • Be alert to early warning indicators
  • React assertively when faced with challenging behaviour
  • Apply calming and de-escalation techniques
  • Apply Moray Council’s policies and procedures

While the course touches briefly on some legal issues, it obviously cannot authoritatively cover all relevant law. The course does NOT cover breakaway, self-defence, arrest or restraint techniques.

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