Do You Have a License To Carry Handcuffs

Do You Have a License To Carry Handcuffs? – My Daily Podcast in 5 Minutes or Less!  Recently a security officer, who at the time was working for a local authority on a subcontracted basis, intervened in an incident and possibly saved a man’s life by restraining him and using handcuffs to control him. The police were called and … Read more

There Is No Such Thing As A Legal Self-Defence or Restraint Technique!

There Is No Such Thing As A Legal Self-Defence or Restraint Technique! Many trainers spend a lot of time teaching self-defence or restraint techniques and some even say that the techniques they teach are legal. In fact, many years ago I was actually approached by someone who wanted us to have our training ‘approved’ by them and the basis for … Read more

Understanding Reasonable Force

Failure To Be Competent In What You Train, Manage and Inspect Makes You Professionally Negligent As you may have seen we will be launching our New and Updated ‘Understanding Reasonable Force Course very soon now that will plug a knowledge-gap in the industry. The problem is that currently there are trainers, managers and inspectors in various industry sectors who are … Read more

How Can You Run a Restraint Trainer Course in 5 Days, The Pareto Principle, Ockhams Razor, Academics, Experts by Experience and Loads More

This is a video conversation between Trevel Henry and me on How Can You Run a Restraint Trainer Course in 5 Days, The Pareto Principle, Ockhams Razor, Academics and loads more!

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Interview With Tony Bleetman [Video]

This is a video interview I did with Tony Bleetman.

It follows on nicely from the one that I did with Eric Baskind the other day and adds a professional medical perspective on a lot of restraint related issues.

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You Can’t Just Blame Staff When Things Go Wrong [Video]

This video follows on from the video I did yesterday with Eric Baskind.

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Eric Baskind and I Discussing The Legal Implications of a Care Quality Commission Freedom of Information Response [Video]

Under The Health & Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014: Regulation 13:

“CQC inspectors are expected to safeguard people who use services from suffering any form of abuse or improper treatment, which includes …. unlawful restraint”.

However the CQC’s response to a freedom of information request has highlighted that CQC inspectors are very highly likely to be unqualified or competent to do so because they receive no training in that area.

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Interview With Ginge Johnson on Physical Skills Requirements for Close Protection Training

Everyone who is anyone in CP knows ‘Ginge’, but if you don’t know him here is some info about Ginge.

‘Ginge’ served in the British Army for 18 years, 13 of which were spent in the 22nd Special Air Services Regiment.

During this time, he developed a wide range of skills including counter-terrorism and VIP protection.

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Is The Government’s Guidance on Covid Mandatory or Advisory [Video]

Is the Government’s Coronavirus Guidance Statutory or Advisory & Are You Protected Against a Claim if You Follow It & The Legal Difference Between ‘Practical’ and ‘Reasonably Practicable’?

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