‘How Did You Get Started’ is question quite a lot so I thought I’d do a video on ‘my story’ that took me from a sixteen-year-old Royal Navy recruit to where I am today, including many of the pitfalls I had and the mistakes I made along the way, in the hope that it encourages many of you to follow your passion and turn it into your profession.
Date: 14th and 15th August 2019, Location: Hereford Bookings are now being taken for this event and you can book on by choosing one of the two options below: THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL BUT CONTACT US IN CASE OF CANCELLATIONS The course will be held at the Green Dragon Hotel in Hereford and details and joining instructions will be … Read more
Alleged Copyright Infringement It has come to our attention that certain companies have been using a training manual for positive handling training, containing text, images and illustrations that we believe have been copied directly from our own training manual. We are treating the reproduction and use of these manuals as an infringement of our copyright. We treat the misuse of … Read more
Is The Supine Restraint Position Safer Than Prone?
A lot of agencies and training providers are teaching supine as a position as an alternative to prone as a result of the Department of Health Positive and Proactive Care Guidance that advised that prone should not be used.
How Does a Lay Member of The Public Stand if They Use Force in A Public Place To Prevent Another Person Seriously Injuring or Killing Themselves or Others?
I’ve just been asked this question so I thought I’d share my answer with you in case it may help anyone else out there.
In short, anyone who acted in good faith would be protected by the Common Law and Section 76 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act (which now encapsulated the Common Law), provided that they acted reasonable in the circumstances.
Should any allegation arise post the intervention, then again, the person who intervened in good faith would be protected by the law.
In our BTEC Level 3 Restraint Trainer Award course and our BTEC Level 3 Self-Defence Instructor Award Course, we cover a lot of law which is specifically put together to give those we train a comprehensive understanding of the principles of reasonable force (as well as instruction on the Human Rights Act, Health & Safety legislation, Children’s legislation, and a lot more too) to help them better understand how the laws apply in our professional fields of operation.
And we are always on hand to help with more advice and guidance if needed.
To find out more about our courses check out our website at www.nfps.info and if you fancy coming along and training with us drop me an email or give me a call.
I regularly meet people who tell me that they would love to this or that, but that they lack the confidence to do it, and this narrative holds them back, because they are already confident at doing certain things, but they over-generalise the ‘I don’t have the confidence’ story into certain areas of their life.
Knowingly Recommending Equipment That Is Not Fit For Purpose
Who would be liable in an organisation is a trusted person was intentionally bringing in equipment that was not fit for purpose, in other words, it has not been industry tested or medically reviewed, and was, therefore, breaching Section 6 of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974?