Our aim is to provide training and consultancy that reduces risk whilst also reducing liability. To do this we provide services that are:

  • legally accurate
  • include a risk assessment approach to risk identification
  • have a hierarchical methodology of control
  • include training needs analysis
  • provide practical solutions for front-line staff
  • are supported by formal documentation
  • are reviewed and audited
  • used as an active feedback resource by the commissioning organisation

Legal Underpinning

All of the training that will be delivered is subject to on-going legal research to ensure that we provide training that is legally accurate and compliant with UK statute including Human Rights Legislation and Strasbourg case law as well as specific Children’s primary and secondary legislation, including, where it is appropriate and lawfully correct, relevant codes of professional practice.

Risk Assessment

All training is carried out in line with suitably constructed risk assessments in line with current health and safety legislation and regulations. This provision also allows us the ability to provide active feedback into the management system highlighting any areas that may require immediate attention or review and / or corrective action to minimise the risk of accidents and injuries occurring.

In addition the risk assessment approach towards training uses hierarchical approaches to risk control as identified by various health and safety modules. For example, when developing restraint programmes we will utilise the hierarchical response to manual handling as laid down by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992. By doing this we have been able to identify other practical options to using physical restraint such as containing a violent subject by the temporary locking of doors. In one NHS Trust this control option is supported by a documented risk assessment which has led to the issuing of a specific policy from the board which staff are trained to. As staff had an input from the start in this process they use the control option possibly more responsibly than if it had have been imposed upon them. This approach has also been adopted in other areas such as searching.

Our restraint-training programme is compliant with the guidance contained in the Manual Handling Regulations aimed at reducing the risk of direct or cumulative injury in those staff that are expected to use physical restraint.