The following is a genuine e-mail sent to me by someone I know and can vouch for. It illustrates the absurd and even dangerous advice that some people dish out without any consideration of the risk involved. Read and enjoy……..
Just thought I’d share the latest bit of mad advice dished out to one of my managers by an irate community nurse after reading our risk assessment regarding hair pulls he didn’t like our version- he suggested that if we can’t release our self from this young person’s forceful hair pull we should get a second person to come back with scissors and cut the hair off !!! I am answering him but I am rendered a little speechless.”
My response was as follows:
That’s disgusting and also very stupid. Is this idiot suggesting that during a violent struggle someone else gets involved with a pair of scissors? The potential for injury to all involved will be increased as how would someone cut another person’s hair whilst it is being pulled?
In HSG 48 this would be classed as a “Knowledge Based Mistake”.”
(To find out more about HSG 48 go to: http://www.nfps.info/news-1/corporate-manslaughter-hsg48-and-physical-restraint)