Punch Drunk Restraint Training Design

Punch Drunk Restraint Training Design

One of the key questions we have asked our colleagues in the field of training, as we have visited with them to share our approach is:    “What stimulus are you preparing your staff to respond to?”  The question is somewhat oblique, but it focusses on the heart of the...

Stabbed Social Worker won the right to sue for breach of Duty of Care

A social worker who was stabbed by a mental patient who had earlier threatened to ‘kill her on the spot’ won the right to sue two NHS trusts after the Court of Appeal ruled it was arguable that they owed her a common law duty of care.  The patient had issued the...
Care Home Safe Holding: Massive Fines in Elderly Care Home Worker Stabbing

Care Home Safe Holding: Massive Fines in Elderly Care Home Worker Stabbing

 An NHS trust was ordered to pay almost half a million pounds in fines and costs for breaches of health and safety laws relating to an incident where a care worker was stabbed at a residential care home.  The case involved the placing of Stephen Flatt, then 55, at...

Reacting more quickly: Stimulus Identification in Restraint Training

Identifying the Stimulus is a huge part of being able to respond to it One of the most important factors which influences Reaction Time (RT) and decision-making is the number of possible stimuli the performer must choose from at any given time – each of which...
Retail Security Risks and Training in Personal Safety

Retail Security Risks and Training in Personal Safety

I read with interest this appalling (but familiar) story about a female security guard being stabbed with a syringe in a Sainsbury’s in Kent. http://www.kentonline.co.uk/canterbury/news/security-guard-stabbed-in-sainsburys-59658/ It seems that the security guard...