Jimmy Mubenga’s Widow Talks About Life Without Jimmy

Jimmy Mubenga, 46, died while being restrained by private security contractors while being deported to Angola. On the first anniversary of his death, his widow Makenda Kambana candidly talked about life without Jimmy. To see the video >>>click here

In another manslaughter case three Warwickshire fire service managers have been accused of four counts of Gross Negligence Manslaughter, after four firefighters died in a warehouse blaze in 2007. It was reported in the press last week that three firefighters who died were sent into an “obviously dangerous situation” for no good reason, a jury has heard. After explaining to the jury that command of the incident passed between the fire service managers, the prosecution barrister, Richard Matthews QC, said that the blaze “had not been properly assessed” by those in command, and it should have been apparent that sending in firefighters with inadequate resources was unnecessarily dangerous”. He went on to say: “It’s the prosecution’s case that each of these defendants so badly failed to fulfil their duties to the firefighters under their command that their actions amount to what lawyers call gross negligence.”

In short, the three managers are being accused of Gross Negligence Manslaughter for failing in their duty of care to their staff by sending them into an “obviously dangerous situation” with “inadequate resources” that“had not been properly assessed” by those in command. To read the article in the Guardian >>> click here.

But This Happens Every Day in Restraint Situations!

As you read this just bear in mind that all over the UK, right now, some staff are being sent into restraint situations without the right resources or less than adequate training, and in some cases without any training at all. And this creates an absolute direct liability for the company and its management.

And all of this also has real and direct implications for those of us who are looking to become Physical Restraint / Physical Intervention Trainers, which is why our Advanced Award training is so popular. When you become a trainer with us by attending our BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Physical Restraint Instruction, you will receive in-depth and legally accurate training that will explain the legal situation to you fully.

If you are a manager of an organistaion that uses physical restraint / physical intervention then it would be worth your while sending your trainers on this course.

If you are a trainer who is likely to be relied upon for advice and responsible for training others then it would most certainly be worthwhile attending this course.

For more info, go to: http://www.nfps.info/NFPS-BTEC-Level-3-Restraint-and-Breakaway-Instructors-Course.


I am the Director and National Coach Tutor of NFPS Ltd., a specialist provider of Conflict Risk Management Consultancy and Training with specific expertise in Physical Restraint, Breakaway and Self-Defence. In addition to providing training, advice, consultancy and guidance on the physiological aspects mentioned above, we also provide training in NLP, Hypnosis and Meditation as these skills combined provide a holistic way to improve our psychology. By helping people improve both, their physiology and their psychology, we provide a complete and holistic approach to training and development.

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