Award in the Legal Use of Restraint Equipment (Scotland)

Award in the Legal Use of Restraint Equipment (Scotland)
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Security operatives must be afforded every reasonably practicable means of protecting themselves by law under Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, as well as other key legislation and minimising the need to use force in order to perform their duties. The lawful use of handcuffs allows security staff to restrict the movements of persons whom have been controlled yet chose to continue to offer violence or display a determination to evade arrest.

About the Course

Proactive Training (Scotland) offer this 1 day handcuffing course to introduce students to legal requirements, health and safety issues, correct application, removal techniques and documentation following the use of handcuffs. Fully qualified instructors with years of experience will demonstrate and guide students with simple effective techniques to aid professional development. Students will work as an individual and in teams through scenario based training exercises and finally assessed by way of written and practical examination.

Who is the course for?

Over recent years the use of handcuffs have become more recognised to properly restraining violent individuals during an incident, especially for SIA Licensed Door Supervisors as a reliable, effective and legally compliant way of restraining people.

Their have been many cases of door supervisors restraining individuals for prolonged periods in dangerous restraint techniques and this has led to positional asphyxia and has resulted in death and resulting prosecution's of door supervisors.

All employers are legally required to undertake a ‘suitable and sufficient’ risk assessment of their employees and their undertaking. This means that if you expect your security staff to eject customers then you must provide this training for them to enable the health safety and welfare of themselves an of others to be complied with legally or this may result in a criminal prosecution against the employer for breaching the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.

However, it is essential that proper training is carried out by a recognised training company in order that the legal and medical implications of using this mechanical restraint are fully understood.

This Handcuffing course is suitable for individuals or groups within the Security sector. This includes:

• Door Supervisors
• Security Guards
• Security Supervisors
• Eviction / Response Teams
• Close Protection Officers
• H.M court Services
• Enforcement Officers

What does the Course Involve?

By the end of this course you will be able to:

Understand the legal and ethical rational for handcuffing.
Understand the Health & Safety legislation.
Understand the Scots law as it pertains to the use of force: (Common and Statute Law)
Understand the Human Rights Act 1998 and recent Scottish case precedents.
Understand other areas of guidance, such as: HMIC and PIRC recommendations.
Understand the medical implications of handcuffing.
Demonstrate how to apply handcuffs to a passive subject.
Demonstrate how to apply handcuffs to an aggressive subject.
Demonstrate conflict management skills during handcuffing
Demonstrate the removal of handcuffs correctly using contact and cover.
Demonstrate handcuffing in the standing position
Demonstrate handcuffing in the kneeling position
Demonstrate handcuffing against a wall
Demonstrate handcuffing on the ground
Demonstrate sitting a handcuffed person down
Demonstrate safely escorting a handcuffed person down/up stairs

Are there any entry requirements?

Candidates who register for the course must have:

* The physical capability to be able to undertake physical skills training, and…
* The personal ability to undertake classroom training and sit a written exam paper in english (a dictionary may be used in english and your language, must be paper book format and not electronic)
* To attend this course learners should have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or equivalent.
* You will also be required to to complete and sign a medical declaration to state you are fit enough to attend.

How long is the course?

This course is delivered over 1 full days training with mandatory pre-course online learning on Scots Law in relation to the Use of Force (Reasonable Force). Failure to undertake the pre-course learning will void your place on the course and no refunds will be given.

Where is the course delivered?

The course is delivered at our own training facilities in Glasgow city centre or if you would like a group booking to take place in a suitable training environment that is more convenient to you, our trainers can provide mobile training at a suitable venue of your choice. Please contact us for more information.

How will I be Assessed?

Learners will be issued with a comprehensive handbook, support materials and assessment by an independent examiner will take place during the course. Pre-course study is also required for this course which must be satisfactorily completed as well as the Assessment that will be undertaken during the course and marked by the course tutor. You must successfully complete the course question book as well as the practical assessment to pass this course.

How much will this course cost?

Current course costs per candidate are £139.00 or £75 for previous students who have already qualified and are undertaking a Refresher course.

Includes legally updated 2017 handbook, training, and Proactive Training (Scotland) Certificate (valid for 1 year).

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