I’ve been asked for my opinion on the use of ‘plastic-cuffs’ and the benefits and drawbacks of them when compared to mechanical handcuffs so I have agreed to do this video to help someone out in the hope that it may also help others too.
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”.
The Police in Scotland Have (Allegedly) Stated That They Will Arrest Door Staff If They See Them Carrying Handcuffs.
I was asked to give my opinion on this so he is my opinion in a video.
Eric Baskind, a highly qualified and competent lawyer of many years standing, has confirmed that any person in the UK can carry and use handcuffs and provided their application was ‘reasonable in the circumstances’ they would be viewed as a ‘use of force’ option, no different than physically restraining someone by manual effort.
We all know that one factor in the risk of someone dying from positional asphyxia is restraint going on for an extended period of time.
This video is based on a discussion I have had with someone who is very concerned about a particular service user and also their colleagues who are possibly at risk of serious injury and possibly worse.
In this video I want to explain the legal position with regards to the carriage and use of handcuffs by non-police (civilian staff) in Scotland and the issue of Handcuffs and Scottish Law – https://www.nfps.info/handcuff-trainer
In this video I am going to discuss whether non-police staff can legally carry and use handcuffs and if you are interested in becoming a BTEC Level 3 Qualified Handcuff Trainer then visit our web-page at: https://www.nfps.info/handcuff-trainer.