Monthly Archives: February 2013

An Experts Opinion on Risk Assessments by Mark Williams

Following on from our last few blog posts about the importance of risk assessments and the potential liability for organisations, I thought that I would share with you an e-mail that I received from Mark Williams who ran the ERB,

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Become a Properly Qualified Trainer and Reduce The Risk of Being Sued

Becoming a Physical Restraint or Self-Defence Trainer for some is just a matter of finding a course – any course – and basing a decision on price and location so that they can get trained and start running courses. Yet

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The Use of Restraint Equipment and Least Intrusive Intervention

Following on from the Court of Appeal ruling in the case of the Autistic Teenager who won £28,000 in damages against the Met Police for a ‘brutal restraint’ I can imagine many people’s negative opinions of restraint equipment being re-enforced,

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Fifth Corporate Manslaughter Prosecution in Progress

The manager of a coalmine in south Wales where four men died after it flooded has been charged with gross negligence manslaughter, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced. This is the fifth prosecution to be brought under the Corporate Manslaughter

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Combined ERB, Soft-Cuff and Handcuff Trainers Course – 21st March

On the 21st March Mark Williams from Tazer will be running another ERB (Emergency Response Belt), Soft-Cuff and Handcuff Trainers Course at the Lilleshall National Sports Centre, near Newport, Shropshire. If you are interested in attending or knowing more about

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Manual Handling Causes a Third of All Workplace Injuries

Manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries. These include work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) such as pain and injuries to arms, legs and joints, and repetitive strain injuries of various sorts and this has massive implications for companies

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