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Government to Ban Prone Restraint and MoD to be Sued for Negligence


To watch the video go to: http://www.nfps.info/_blog/NFPS_Blog/post/government-to-ban-prone-restraint-and-mod-to-be-sued-for-negligence/

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Posted in Positional Asphyxia

Refresher Training for Restraint Instructors


Our next Restraint and Breakaway Instructors Refresher Courses will be taking place between the 11th – 13th June and the 24th – 26th September. The March refresher was oversubscribed and places are already filling up for both of these courses.

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Posted in Physical Intervention, Reasonable Force

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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Posted in Uncategorized

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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Posted in Corporate Manslaughter

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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Posted in Physical Intervention

The New Online BTEC Law Course is Being Well Received


The new BTEC level 3 Online Course – the BTEC Level 3 Unit Certificate Course in Law and Risk Management in Relation to Reasonable Force is being very well received by those who have signed up and who are using

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Posted in Business, Reasonable Force

New – BTEC L3 Unit in The Law and Risk Management in Relation to Reasonable Force


We are delighted to announce that we are now offering a BTEC Level 3 Award Certificate in The Law & Risk Management in Relation to Reasonable Force. The Unit is intended for people who need to demonstrate a formal understanding

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Posted in Reasonable Force

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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Posted in Reasonable Force

Fourth Prosecution Under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007


A company in Norfolk has become the subject of the fourth prosecution under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 since the implementation of the legislation in April 2008. The organisation – specialising in horticultural supply – has been

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Posted in Corporate Manslaughter, Physical Intervention

How To Manage a Prolonged Restraint and Reduce The Risk of a Serious Injury or Death


Prolonged restraint and prolonged struggling is a factor during restraint that can increase the risk of death, yet there are still restraints that go on for many hours, yet managers in many public and private sector companies either fail to,

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Posted in Corporate Manslaughter, Physical Intervention, Positional Asphyxia, Reasonable Force

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