Professional Assault Response Training (PART)

What is PART?

PART is designed to assist staff with a means of identification and appropriate response to potentially assaultive/aggressive situations. PART focuses on prevention by teaching the concept that all behavior is communication. If staff can identify and respond to a behaviour, they may be able to prevent escalation to a potentially dangerous situation. Hands on techniques are also trained to keep everyone safe when preventative measures are not successful and dangerous behaviors do occur.

When staff understand the treatment outcomes expected for an individual who is sometimes aggressive, they are better able to provide therapeutic interventions to meet the treatment objectives.

The principles of PART are: 

  • Purpose
  • Professionalism
  • Preparation
  • Identification
  • Response
  • Recording

PART is owned by the Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health. 



To become a trainer, an individual must complete a PART Train-the-Trainer Session.  Once the  Train-the-Trainer session is completed, the trainer can then return to the organization and teach the PART program to the organization’s staff.

It is recommended that a PART Trainer be in a supervisory-type position. It is also recommended that the trainer candidate:

  • Shows interest in promoting a safe work place
  • Will support the principles of the PART© program
  • Will have the physical ability to demonstrate the physical maneuvers
  • Is comfortable presenting materials to others, including coworkers
  • Displays good communication and motivational skills
  • Job duties allow for the flexibility to provide PART© training sessions
  • Has the ability to disseminate PART© material

The PART Train-the-trainer sessions are four days in length.   Attendees will be given all necessary materials at the training session.  

Attendees are required to wear comfortable clothing to the four-day training session as demonstration of physical maneuvers is required. (Please note that there is the chance that clothing may be torn or ripped during training). Footwear must have a closed toe and be secure to the foot. 

Upon successfully completing this course, participants will be provided with a Certificate of Completion. Trainers must be re-certified in order to retain their trainer status every two years.

If you are not employed by a SARC Member Agency, please click here to inquire about getting your trainer status.

  • THIS SESSION IS FULL September 25-28, 2017 - Saskatoon PART Train the Trainer

  • THIS SESSION IS FULL September 29, 2017 - Saskatoon PART Re-certification

  • November 6-9, 2017 - Regina PART Train the Trainer

  • November 30, 2017 - Saskatoon PART Re-certification
  • January 11, 2018 - Saskatoon PART Re-certification

Please click here to be put on a waiting list, or to inquire if you are due to recertify in 2017.

Fees for PART are as follows:

  • SARC Member Agency PART Train the Trainer - $175
  • SARC Member Agency PART Re-certification - $50


  • January 11, 2018: PART Re-Certification - Saskatoon

    Jan 11, 2018

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