Ligature Awareness & Protocol Training

A 3 hour ligature awareness training course designed to give staff the skills and confidence to reduce, assess, manage and treat incidents of ligature.

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    Ligature Awareness & Protocol Training Overview:

    This half day training course is designed to give staff the skills and confidence to reduce, assess and manage incidents of ligature. The course explores what ligatures are, and encourages staff to assess their own environment for anchor points and potential ligatures points. As well as tools for pre-written and ongoing risk assessment, staff will be instructed in safe and appropriate practices in the event of a person self-ligating. They are taught how to appropriately manage a situation and safely use ligature cutters with opportunity for practical demonstration and practice.

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    The course is delivered over 3 hours

    Our group training is offered for 12 attendees per trainer

    What is covered:

    Learners that attend this course will be able to understand definitions of terms and guidelines relating to Ligature protocol.  They will be given the knowledge to perform an environmental suicide and ligature point risk assessment, and be able to outline the benefits of an environmental assessment and risk reduction policy.  Learners will be taught to support good practice in assessing and removing potential ligature material, and be practically instructed on the safe use and storage of ligature cutters, and how to follow correct procedures in the event of use both during and after.  This course also includes basic instruction in BLS, and will inform learners on quick and effective application of basic life support techniques.

    Who is the course for?

    This course is essential training for social and health care workers, foster carers, or anyone who works within an environment that supports  individuals with a tendency to threaten or attempt suicide or self harm.

    What will you achieve?

    • Understand definitions of terms and guidelines
    • Outline the benefits of an environmental assessment and risk reduction policy
    • Perform an environmental suicide and ligature point risk assessment
    • Support good practice in assessing and removing potential ligature material
    • Safely use and store ligature cutters and follow correct procedures in the event of use both during and after.
    • Perform emergency procedures and BLS
    • Demonstrate appropriate use of a ligature cutter

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