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The Lawful Use of Handcuffs and Mechanical Restraint Devices

NFPS Level 3 Award In Understanding The Law & Guidance On The Use of Handcuffs and Mechanical Restraint Devices

Including A NFPS Level 3 Certificate in Understanding The Law & Guidance On The Use of Handcuffs & Mechanical Restraint Devices

And Here Are Just Some of The of The Benefits You Will Receive When You Do This Online Course ...

Legally Compliant Training

Legally Accurate and Defensible Training: Find out about what the law really allows with regards to the carriage and use of handcuffs.

Health and Safety Complaint

Health & Safety Compliant Training: Learn about how Health & Safety legislation applies with regards to the use of handcuffs in the workplace.  

Medically Reviewed Techniques

The Benefits of Handcuffing: Learn about how handcuffs can actually reduce risk to staff and others and even save lives.

CPD

Great Evidence of CPD: This course provides you with excellent CPD if you who need to evidence a certain number of CPD hours per year. 

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Here's The Problem.....

There is a lot of myth and misconception regarding the lawful carriage and use of handcuffs, which not only results in people being unfairly challenged, but can also lead to an increased risk of injury, possibly even death, if handcuffs and other forms of mechanical devices are prohibited from use.
 
This in turn leads to an increased risk of liability for the organisation (and possibly even the manager/director concerned) if a serious injury or death occurs that wouldn’t have occurred had the use of handcuffs and/or other mechanical devices have been used.¬†
 
Then there is the other side of the coin. 
 
We’ve all seen the death of George Floyd and the other related items that have been in the news, including the news that Cressida Dick, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, has now launched a review into police handcuffing practices after the athlete Bianca Williams and her partner were stopped in her vehicle and subsequently handcuffed.¬†
Handcuff children
Also, a recent report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons report noted that children, are still being routinely handcuffed in custody in a practice described as “inappropriate and very concerning” and that custody staff received little or no training in dealing with children, who were largely treated as adults.
 
This is again why this course is so important.
And let us not forget the tragic death of Linda Barwell who was a  custody officer working for Serco who died after being kicked in the head by Humphrey Burke, a prisoner she was escorting to court.
 
The Old Bailey jury decided unanimously that Humphrey Burke, 23, caused “catastrophic” brain injuries to Lorraine Barwell, but he has¬†been assessed as unfit to plead to murder due to mental illness. and is now residing¬†at Broadmoor secure hospital.
 
Linda Barwell’s family are apparently now pursuing an action against SERCO on the basis that her death at work was a breach of Article 2(1) of The Human Rights Act and the Health & Safety Executive are also conducting their own investigation, which (at the time of producing this webpage) is still ongoing.
 
The bottom line is that someone died because she was handcuffed to a violent man. Lorraine Barwell went to work one day and never returned home again.

According to the BBC News report Detective Chief Inspector David Reid from the Metropolitan Police said: “Lorraine Barwell was not a threat to Humphrey Burke; she was merely doing her job – the same job that she had carried out with dedication and professionalism for many years.”

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Get a NFPS Level 3 Certificate (Great For CPD Evidence)

This course comes with a NFPS Level 3 Certificate in ‘Understanding The Law & Guidance on The Use of Handcuffs & Mechanical Restraint Devices’ and because the course is all online there is no need to attend any face-to-face training.

Handcuff Cert Example

This Training is ideal for you if you are someone who:

  1. Is currently a Handcuff Trainer and wants some more excellent cpd certification;
  2. Responsible for the management of staff who use handcuffs in the workplace;
  3. Is responsible for investigating any incidents in the workplace that may involve handcuffs;
  4. An Inspector responsible for inspecting organisations against their specific regulatory standards.
  5. ‚ÄčIs looking to become a Handcuff Trainer (this course will teach you what you need to know).

The Law Requires You To Be Competent

Still today there are people, including managers and some police officers, who tell staff that they are not allowed to carry and use handcuffs and that only the police can do so. Some staff are even threatened with arrest on the basis that handcuffs are in some way ‘offensive weapons’.¬†
 
This is not true, but worse than that it is incompetent advice that can leave the advice giver open to certain liabilities.
 
Qualifications are nice to have, but competence is a legal requirement. That is what you may be asked to prove in a court of law or in an investigation if you are challenged for using handcuffs or for the advice and training that you may have given to someone else who has used handcuffs after being trained or authorised (in the workplace) by you.
 
THE HEALTH & SAFETY EXECUTIVE DEFINES A COMPETENT PERSON AS:  
 
“A competent person is someone who has sufficient training and experience or knowledge and other qualities that allow them to assist you properly. The level of competence required will depend on the complexity of the situation and the particular help you need.”
 
SKIBBS v GIBSON 1964
 
In the case of Skibs v. Gibson 1964 a competent person was viewed in case law as:
 
The possession of sufficient knowledge, experience and skill to enable the person to know what he or she is doing and to be able to carry out a task in the way in which a person competent in the activity would expect it to be done and to have an appreciation of one‚Äôs own limitations.”
 
Therefore to ensure that you can evidence competence if required to do so, to avoid any unnecessary legal action against you or if you are being challenged in an internal investigation or an industrial tribunal for something you did or someone else trained by you did or if being sued for damages for an incompetent or illegitimate decision made due to lack of knowledge and understanding, this course is a MUST HAVE.
 
It’s better than any insurance policy you may have because your insurance possibly won’t pay out if you give legally incorrect (negligent) advice, guidance and training.

Here Are A Summary of The Benefits That You Will Receive When You Decide To Do This Course ...

Legally Compliant Training

Legally Accurate and Defensible Training:¬†You can be safe in the knowledge that the knowledge and information that you will receive is possibly the most legally accurate and defensible of it’s kind in the UK today, because you will learn about the law and guidance in relation to the use of handcuffs and mechanical restraint devices.¬†

Health and Safety Complaint

Health & Safety Compliant Training: Learn about how Health & Safety legislation applies with regards to the carriage and use of handcuffs in the workplace.  

Medically Reviewed Techniques

The Medical & Health Benefits of Handcuffing: Learn about the medical and health benefits of handcuffing and how handcuffs can actually reduce risk to staff and others and even save lives. 

CPD

Great Evidence of CPD: This course provides you with excellent CPD if you who need to evidence a certain number of CPD hours per year. We estimate that this course (due to the amount of content and value contained in it) equates to at least 20 hours of Continual Professional Development for you, so it is definitely worth doing. 

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What Are The Drawbacks of Not Doing This Course?

By not doing this course you may not be able to evidence your understanding of this subject.

You may also not know whether what you are saying, advising or recommending is legally correct, which can leave you open to a legal challenge possibly many years down the line. 
 
How can you state that you are competent and more importantly evidence that fact if challenged to do so by a Freedom of Information request or possibly even in a Court of law?
 
How will you know if the decisions you are making and the advice, guidance and/or recommendations you are giving are actually reducing the risk when they may in fact be increasing it? That leave you very culpable and liable.
 
And it’s not just you.¬†
 
If you are acting as an employed agent of an organisation you could be creating a liability for your organisation, which if it result in a serious injury and/or death could mean a major fine for your organisation, prosecution under various Acts of Parliament, a possible prison sentence for you and or another senior manager or director and the end of your career, because who would want to employ someone who had made that decision? 
 
But most importantly, what about the personal cost to the people who could be directly and indirectly affected by your lack of competence, who run the risk of being assaulted at work and the service users who may be at increased risk of unnecessary injury or death as a result.
 
Then there are the indirect costs that brings in terms of increased mental health and staff welfare issues leading to increased rates of absenteeism and staff turn-over, increased time and management costs in trying to resolve these issues, increased litigation and legal fees, legal challenges and industrial tribunals. 
 
So I have one question for you. Why wouldn’t you do this course?¬†

And Here Are Some Reviews & Testimonials From Those Who Have Done This Course.....

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It's Now Up To You To Decide To Do This Course or Not.

It’s now up to you to decide whether or not you do this course.

I genuinely and sincerely hope that you do take me up on this offer.

One reason is that the knowledge alone will help keep you safer.

Another reason is it may actually help save a life.

Hopefully I’ll see you on the course, but if you want to talk to me in person about it please feel free to reach out to me by filling out the form below.

Best Regards

Mark Dawes

May you be safe, happy, health and live at ease.

 
 
 
 
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