Course Code: TT179 - Course Duration: 3 - 4 hours

Important information:

Organisations should provide a safe therapeutic environment to reduce the risk of injury to individuals in their care, staff and visitors.  This will help prevent untoward incidents caused by any use of illicit substances/alcohol or dangerous items.  This is achieved through staff training and those staff having access to clear guidance and support in instances where action needs to be taken due to suspected or actual possession of dangerous items and/or harmful substances.

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Who should attend Pat Down Search Training?
This Pat Down Search Training is essential for anyone working within a supportive role who may have to physically search an individual in their care.  The course is designed for staff working within adult healthcare environments.

This course is delivered onsite for groups of up to 15 learners. 

This course is designed to incorporate and enhance your policies and procedures.  The searching of a person or their property should only be carried out in where there is cause for concern or an identified need requires it. Searches may be essential and have to be a justifiable component for safe practice.

Organisations should have an operational policy on searching individuals in their care if they are detained under the Mental Health Act.

(Code of Practice Mental Health Act 2015, section 8.29)

Course Content:

  • Your company policies.
  • What is Pat Down Search Training?
  • What is the purpose of Pat Down Search Training?
  • When it can be used.
  • Authority to search Policy and UK Law.
  • Article 8 Human Rights.
  • Preparation and equipment/facility required to conduct searches.
  • Corroboration Risk Assessment
  • The Search – Pat Down Technique – Theory and Practical
  • Confiscation and Documentation. 

Assessment & Certification

Assessment will be by continuous assessment by the trainer – there is no ‘test’ paper.

A Certificate will be issued upon successful completion of course.

Prerequisite knowledge or qualifications

None required


Onsite Training Locations

Tidal Training provide onsite face to face healthcare training to large and small organisations across the United Kingdom. Our tutors will travel to your workplace or choice of venue and deliver training at a time and date which fits in with your organisation’s work commitments. If you require training outside of normal working hours we will be more than happy to support you. Our clients do not have to pay for mileage or any other added extras.

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Onsite Training for Pat Down Search Training

Pat Down Search Training for Adults training and all of the Mental Health Courses in our portfolio can be delivered onsite in most cities and surrounding areas in England, Wales and Scotland including:

  • Aberdeen
  • Bangor
  • Bath
  • Birmingham
  • Bradford
  • Brighton and Hove
  • Bristol
  • Cambridge
  • Canterbury
  • Cardiff
  • Carlisle
  • Chester
  • Chichester
  • Coventry
  • Derby
  • Dundee
  • Durham
  • Edinburgh
  • Ely
  • Exeter
  • Glasgow
  • Gloucester
  • Hereford
  • Inverness
  • Kingston upon Hull
  • Lancaster
  • Leeds
  • Leicester
  • Lichfield
  • Lincoln
  • Liverpool
  • City of London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Newport
  • Norwich
  • Nottingham
  • Oxford
  • Perth
  • Peterborough
  • Plymouth
  • Portsmouth
  • Preston
  • Ripon
  • Salford
  • Salisbury
  • Sheffield
  • Southampton
  • St Albans
  • St Davids
  • Stirling
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Sunderland
  • Swansea
  • Truro
  • Wakefield
  • Wells
  • Westminster
  • Winchester
  • Wolverhampton
  • Worcester
  • York
  • Wherever you are!