Bild Association of
Certified Training

Who are we?

Bild Association of Certified Training has been set up to certify training services that include a restrictive physical intervention. We are licenced by the Restraint Reduction Net­work to certify services as complying with the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards.

Chair of Bild ACT Trustees - Teresa Sargent
Certification Director - Paul Keedwell

What do you need to know about certification?

  • The Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act statutory guidance (2021) states 'Training providers must be certified as complying with the RRN Training Standards'
  • CQC inspectors require specialist commissioned services, and Mental Health units more broadly to use training that is certified. They expect all other services they inspect to have certified training, and may in certain circumstances treat its absence as a breach of Reg 18 (staff training).

Certification of training against the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards must also be accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) as complying with the ISO certification standards to ensure impartiality, credibility and integrity.

BILD Association of Certified Training have been granted accreditation by UKAS as meeting the ISO 17065:2012 standards for certification. (Customer number 10766).

Who should apply for certification?

There are more than 100 organisations already certified against the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards. Training providers should apply where their training:

  • has a restrictive intervention component,
  • are either in-house (e.g. within an NHS Trust) and/or a commercial organisation, and who provide training to health, social care or education in the UK.

How long does the process take?

The certification process takes approximately one year to complete and lasts for three years. During this time, 20% of training curricula, senior trainers and affiliate organisations will be observed. Visit the Certification Process page here.


Common questions from customers (end users of training):

Common questions from certified training services

Common questions from affiliate training organisations

Other common questions

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about your eligibility and the scope of the scheme, please fill in this form, or call us on:

0121 415 6960 Option 3

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