What Do I Do If There Is Guidance That Says I Can’t Do Something But The Law Says I Can [Video]

What Do I Do If There Is ‘Guidance’ That Says I Can’t Do Something But The Law Says I Can?

I have just heard from someone who has contacted me because they are being told that they can’t use certain techniques because they are not allowed to use them.

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Are Rigid Cuffs Offensive Weapons [Video]

Are Rigid Cuffs Offensive Weapons?

I was recently asked to comment on an email thread whereby a former retired police officer had stated that rigid cuffs are offensive weapons and can only be carried in a public place by “Sworn Officers of the Crown”.

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Should Staff Physically Intervene When a Patient or Service-User is Self-Harming [Video]

Should Staff Physically Intervene When a Patient or Service-User is Self-Harming?

I was recently been asked to clarify what an organisations situation is with regards to staff who physically intervene when a patient is self-harming.

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NFPS Ltd And The Priory Will Shortly Be Parting Company (By Mutual Agreement)

It is with regret that as from the end of this year we [NFPS Ltd] will no longer be delivering PMVA Training to the Priory. This decision has come about due to the fact that we do not wish to become accredited under the new PI accreditation scheme that is being introduced next year. This is not a decision we … Read more

9 Self Defence Techniques That Everyone Should Know and Anyone Can Do

9 Self Defence Techniques That Everyone Should Know and Anyone Can Do

 

“If some cannot see, hear, breathe or walk, then they cannot fight.”
Mark Dawes

As strong and invincible as people like to think they are we are in fact quite vulnerable.

For example did you know that only 8.5 lbs of pressure could break any bone in the human body and it takes less than 4.5 lbs of pressure (2 small bags of sugar) to kill another human being?

And according to research the average person can punch with a force of approximately 240 – 350 pounds per square inch.

Therefore, it doesn’t actually matter how big or strong someone looks, if you have the ability to apply force in the right place them you have the ability to stop them dead in their tracks.

The aim of any self defence technique should be to achieve one or more of the following:

1: To make the aggressor lose their concentration. If they stop thinking about you they will stop hurting you.

2: Interfere with the physical integrity/ structure of the aggressors body.

3: Interfere with the central nervous system.

4: Destroy or interfere with circulation.

5: Interfere or destroy their ability to breathe.

This FREE eBook will show you 9 self-defence techniques that are simple and easy to execute.

This eBook is in no way a substitute or an alternative to attending a self-defence class, but it is a good reference document and resource for you, and because it’s free you have nothing to lose by taking a look at it.

To get your copy of the Free eBook click here – https://selfdefencetechniques.nfps.info/optin31907812

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Alleged Copyright Infringement By Tom Aitken

ALLEGED COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT BY TOM AITKEN

Alleged Copyright Infringement By Tom Aitken

You may have become aware of a copyright dispute between us and Tom Aitken. We have tried to resolve the matter amicably, but our attempts to do so have not been successful. We therefore have no option but to issue legal proceedings for copyright infringement against Mr Aitken and 3 of his companies. Our lawyers are in the process of preparing the required documentation to take the case to court.

We have not taken this decision lightly, but we feel it is necessary to protect the significant investment we made in creating original training materials. If our copyright works are used by others without our permission, for their own financial gain, it is natural that we defend ourselves.

Our claim is that Mr Aitken and his companies have reproduced and used large chunks of our copyright training manuals and risk assessments, over many years, without our permission. We are aware that the materials in question have been distributed to numerous customers, including schools.

Mr Aitken has since made changes to his materials, but we still consider the updated materials to be infringing copies. If you receive correspondence from Tom Aitken or from his companies (School Staff Safety Training, Enhance Services Ltd and Staff Safety Training), stating that his new training manuals and risk assessments no longer infringe our copyright, please note that this is not accepted by us and the matter is still in dispute.

We take the protection of our intellectual property seriously, but we do not wish to cause any unnecessary alarm to those who are not directly involved in this dispute. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this matter, and we will be happy to put your mind at rest.

Best Regards

Mark Dawes
29th July 2019

The New & Updated NFPS Level 3 Risk Assessment Course [Video]

I’m quite excited about the fact that we will soon be launching our New & Updated NFPS Level 3 Risk Assessment Course and this is just a quick overview of what the course contains to give you an insight of what’s coming – and if you are involved in managing violence at work and/or physical restraint/intervention training, or if you are a trainer advising managers and organisations about what they need, then this course has to be a must for you.

The Importance of Risk Assessments [Video]

Over the last few weeks and months I’ve been talking about the importance of risk assessments and if you like to see an interview I did with a very senior and well-respected Health & Safety Professional, watch the video below and then click here – https://markdawes.clickfunnels.com/optin30563652

 

NFPS Ltd will not be seeking accreditation under the new PI accreditation scheme that is due to come into effect in April 2020

NFPS Ltd will not be seeking accreditation under the new PI accreditation scheme that is due to come into effect in April 2020. We were hoping that a second option to attain accreditation through UKAS would be available, but due to the restrictions that will be imposed on any agency seeking to become a UKAS accredited centre for the delivery … Read more