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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

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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Posted in Risk Assessment

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

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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Posted in Physical Intervention

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

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

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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