Pepper Spray Defense™ 1-Day Instructor Course Outline

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Pepper Spray Defense™

Upon successful completion of the 1-day Pepper Spray Defense™ certification program, Instructors will receive the following:

  • Pepper Spray Defense™ 3-year In-house Instructor certification from Personal Safety Training Inc.
  • Authorization to train and certify staff in the:
    • Pepper Spray Defense™ (4 hour) certification course
    • Pepper Spray Defense™ (8 hour) certification course
    • Pepper Spray Defense™ re-certification course

The Pepper Spray Defense™ Instructor package includes:

  • PowerPoint CD for the Pepper Spray Defense™ 4 hour and 8 hour certifications.
  • Pepper Spray Defense™ Instructor manual
  • Inert practice spray for training.
  • Copy of “Be Safe Not Sorry” – the Art and Science of keeping YOU and your family Safe from crime and violence.
  • Student tests, proficiency skills test and instructional forms
  • Maintenance of training records
  • Continual support from Handcuffing Tactics™ – Personal Safety Training Inc.

Pepper Spray Defense™ 1-Day Instructor Course Outline

  • Introduction to the Pepper Spray Defense
  • The First Rule of Training = Safety
  • Modular Based Training
  • Modules and Objectives
Module One
What is Pepper Spray?
  • Oleoresin
  • Capsicum
  • Capsaicin
  • Concentration / Percentage of OC
  • SHU’s
  • HPLC
  • Physiological Symptoms
  • Psychological Symptoms
Module Two
Use of Force and Self-Defense
  • Awareness of Liability Risks
  • Agency Policies and Procedures
  • What is Self-Defense?
  • Lawful Use of Force and Self-Defense
  • Levels of Force Continuum
  • Subjects Actions – Officer’s Actions
  • Subject and Officers Factors
  • Increasing the Level of Force
Module Three
Defensive Tactics Fundamentals..
  • Fundamentals
  • The Bladed Stance
  • Defensive Movement (Forward Shuffle)
  • Defensive Movement (Rear Shuffle)
  • Defensive Movement (Side to Side Shuffle)
  • Core Energy Principle
  • Defensive Verbalization
  • The Art of Distraction
  • Escape Strategies
  • Reactionary Gap
  • Spraying Distances
Module Four
OC Holding & Drawing Positions
  • High Ready Position
  • Low Ready Position
  • Proper Holding Positions for OC Sprays
  • Strong Side Draw
  • Support Side Draw
Module Five
Personal Defense Techniques
  • Block & Spray
  • Block, Draw & Spray
Module Six
Contact and Cover Team Positioning
  • Contact and Cover
  • Standing Position (Contact and Cover)
  • Kneeling Position (Contact and Cover)
  • Prone Position (Contact and Cover)
Module Seven
Spraying Techniques
  • How to Use OC Pepper Spray
  • Types of Delivery Systems
  • Fogger Sprays
  • Cone Sprays
  • Gel Sprays
  • Stream Sprays
  • Foam Sprays
  • OC Spraying Techniques
  • How to Use OC Pepper Spray
  • OC Pepper Warnings & Tips
Module Eight
Escape Techniques
  • Escape from Standing Position
  • Escape from Kneeling Position
  • Escape from Prone Position
  • Ground Defense
  • Tactical OC Spray Considerations
  • Examining Common OC Deployment Errors
Module Nine
Post Decon Procedures
  • Post OC Spray Considerations
  • OC Decon Procedures
  • Baby Shampoo and Water
  • Neutralizing Agents
Module Ten
Post Incident Response & Documentation
  • Post Incident Response
  • Post Incident Documentation
  • Elements of Reporting Force
Pepper Spray Defense™ Review
Appendix I
Reference Guide and Bibliography
Appendix II
Trainer Development Techniques
  • Part 1 – Instructor Development Tools and Techniques
  • Part 2 – Instructor Development Tools and Techniques
Appendix III
Instructor Requirements and Procedures
  • Instructor Procedures
  • Instructor Qualifications
Student Training Requirements
  • Student Training Course Certification
  • Student Recertification Form
  • Student Written Test
  • Student Written Test Answer Key
  • Student Roster of Training
  • Student Proficiency Skills Test Check Sheet
Pepper Spray Defense™ Product Order Form
Pepper Spray Defense™ Safety Rules Form
Personal Safety Training Inc. Class offerings
Instructor Forms and Requirements
  • Appendices
  • Adult Learners
  • PowerPoint and Manuals
  • Presenting to Staff
  • Teaching Aids
  • Instructor Presentation
  • Teaching Practice
  • Presentation Evaluation
  • Reference Guide and Bibliography
  • Procedures for Training
  • Training Requirements
  • Forms and Written Tests
  • Skills Tests
  • Course Feedback
Trainers Development Tools and Techniques

The effective Instructor knows that through his/her interaction with their class that motivation and inspiration are needed to effect any long lasting change. A comprehensive instructor development section provides proven instructional techniques to enhance learning and retention of the Pepper Spray Defense™ material taught.