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Save Between £3,000 – £14,000 Over the Next Three years by Mapping Over to NFPS Ltd


Last week I blogged about the recent Supreme Court Ruling in relation to the ‘Non-Delegable Duty of Care’, and the implications for Security Companies who employ Door Supervisors on a full-time, part-time or on a sub-contracted basis. This liability possibly

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Posted in Business

The Implications of Article 2 of the ECHR, MoD sued for Negligence, a Farmer Charged with Gross Negligence Manslaughter and the ‘Nuremberg Defense’


Lawyers acting for the family of one of the Red Caps (Royal Military Police) killed in Iraq, have launched a legal claim alleging that commanders failed to take reasonable measures to keep him and his fellow military police officers safe.

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Posted in Physical Intervention

Inquest Jury find that Jimmy Mubenga was Unlawfully Killed


An Inquest Jury has found that Jimmy Mubenga, an Angolan refugee who was killed whilst restrained on a flight out of Heathrow, was ‘unlawfully killed’ because ‘unreasonable force’ was used. To see and hear more click here: http://www.nfps.info/_blog/NFPS_Blog/post/jimmy-mubenga-was-unlawfully-killed/

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Posted in Reasonable Force

Face Down Restraint Caused 13 Deaths Last Year Alone


Face-down restraint is a hazardous position that caused 1000 injuries and 13 deaths last year alone. In addition, figures also revealed that at least 3,439 patients were restrained in a face down position despite the increased risk of death. The

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Posted in Physical Intervention, Positional Asphyxia

The Governments Proposal to Ban Prone Restraint and the Other Side of the Argument


To hear more about this issue and to hear opinions from a barrister at law and Mark Williams, a Leading UK Expert on the Use of Force, click here: http://www.nfps.info/_blog/NFPS_Blog/post/banning-prone-the-other-side-of-the-argument/

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Posted in Physical Intervention, Positional Asphyxia

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

Lone Working for Door Supervisors


We recently received a request for information from a very experienced door supervisors and trainer who asked us for our advice in relation to working on a door on his own. In answering his question I thought that it might

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Posted in Reasonable Force, Risk Assessment

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

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

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