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Sixth Corporate Manslaughter Conviction


A cleaning company has been found guilty of Corporate Manslaughter following the death of a worker in March 2012. To read more click here: http://www.nfps.info/_blog/NFPS_Blog/post/sixth-corporate-manslaughter-conviction/

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Pain Compliance Techniques With Children Are Not Illegal


In a recent blog post I mentioned that I had recently met with a Government appointed panel of ‘experts’, the IRAP, who told me, quite enthusiastically, that it is illegal for anyone to use a physical technique with a child

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More Corporate Manslaughter Prosecutions


The fourth and fifth companies have been found guilty of charges of Corporate Manslaughter resulting in one judge commenting: “I propose to fine the company every penny that it has. I have no greater power to do anything other than

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Supreme Court Ruling on Non-Delegable Duty of Care


A recent ruling from the UK’s highest court, the Supreme Court, has paved the way for the family of a brain damaged girl to pursue compensation from a local education authority and this ruling has major implications for any organisation

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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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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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BTEC L3 Certificate in Reasonable Force


For more info go to: http://www.nfps.info/courses/trainer-courses/btec-l3-unit-in-the-law-risk-management-in-relation-to-reasonable-force

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Softcuffs the Safer Handcuff Option – Interview with Mark Williams


Following on from the recent posts that we have uploaded on Managing a Prolonged Restraint and the recent findings of the Winterbourne View Serious Case Review I think that you will find the following interview and demonstration by Mark Williams, one of the UK’s

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Thinking About Becoming a Properly Qualified Physical Intervention Trainer?


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

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A Wall is Not Just a Load of Bricks Arranged in Rows


People look at a wall and think that it is an arrangement of bricks laid next to and on top of each other. That is most people’s first impression. However, what really gives the wall its strength is the mortar

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