Training for Restraint::  things to avoid (#6) escorts on aircraft

Training for Restraint:: things to avoid (#6) escorts on aircraft

The accompanying photo to this post comes from a restraint-related death of a deportee which happened in 1999 in Germany.  The man who died was called Aamir Agheeb and he was a Sudanese national who died during an aircraft restraint on a Lufthansa flight (see news...
Restraint Training: Risk Reduction and the Prone Position

Restraint Training: Risk Reduction and the Prone Position

Reducing Risk and the Prone Position A representative of ACPO’s Self Defence, Arrest and Restraint (SDAR) Working Group described in evidence to an inquiry how to differentiate between the Control Phase and the Restraint Phase of a physical intervention.  Once Control...
Restraint Training: Floor-Based Restraint Controversy

Restraint Training: Floor-Based Restraint Controversy

Floor Based Restraint Controversy In a call to ban prone restraint, a leading mental health charity has suggested that the use of prone restraint is degrading, humiliating and has no place in a civilised modern healthcare system.  The charity also linked prone...
£150,000 fine for Care Home Wheelchair Restraint Strap Death

£150,000 fine for Care Home Wheelchair Restraint Strap Death

A private healthcare company was fined £150,000 in January 2012 after admitting its part in the death of an elderly nursing home resident who was strangled by a wheelchair lap belt.  Brigid O’Callaghan, known as Vera, was found dead on the morning of October 28,...

Case Study: Our Restraint Training with Custody Support Officers

Officer Safety Training Case:  A Scottish police service had a training requirement to carry out Officer Safety Training for a team of Custody Support Officers whose roles would be to deal with the needs of alleged offenders who are brought into custody in the police...