Anti Ligature Training in Colchester, Essex
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This is our extremely popular 1 day* course that is suitable for staff working with those who are at risk of self harm or attempted suicide by means of hanging or strangulation.
This course was originally a bespoke course developed for the Probation Service in the North West of England but now we deliver it nationwide to a range of clients including secure mental health facilities and SEN schools. On successful completion of this training course delegates will receive a certificate valid for 3 years.
Ligature training in Colchester, Essex is fun, informal and educational.
To make a booking for training please complete the form and one of our team will get straight back to you to arrange a date.
We look forward to welcoming you onto one of our courses in the near future.
This course is also available as a online version at www.mwonlinetraining.uk
*The 1 day training duration consists of 2 separate cohorts doing an AM and PM session which means you can get up to 24 people trained in one day.
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This course covers the following topics:
To give participants an overview of the physiological effects of strangulation by ligature.
Explain some of the possible types of ligature that might be used.
To explain policies and procedures in your organisation.
Immediate Actions to take as ‘first on scene’
How to remove a ligature safely using ligature cutters
What basic first aid may be required?
To give the participants an opportunity to practice techniques
Frequently Asked Questions
The ligature training course covers an overview of the physiological effects of strangulation by ligature, with an explanation of the possible types of ligature that might be used. The course explains policies and procedures in your organisation. It covers immediate actions to take as ‘first on scene’ and how to remove a ligature safely using ligature cutters. It covers what basic first aid may be required and gives the participants an opportunity to practice techniques.
A ligature could be anything from rope, wire or string, to leather or plastic.To cut a ligature, push the blade fully under the ligature and then bring the ligature to the centre of the curve on the blade. Cut away from the neck and turn directly away from the body using a sawing motion to cut the ligature, pulling away from the body.
Individuals are at greater risk of suicide or self-harm if there are convenient “ligature-risk points” in their surroundings. The ligature risk assessment aims to ensure that the appropriate level of ligature risk is carried out for the safety of users and prevention of suicide. A risk assessment will ensure that appropriate advice and action is taken regarding the anti-ligature fixtures and fittings within the environment.