Ligature Awareness Training

Our 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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Develop an awareness of ligature. Learn about ligature risk factors, ways to help prevent it and how to use ligature cutters safely.

Our half-day Ligature Training course is designed to give staff the skills and confidence to reduce, assess and manage incidents of ligature. It will answer questions such as; what is Ligature Training? Why is ligature training and the use of ligature cutters important? And demonstrate to attendees how to use ligature cutters. With ligature being the most common form of suicide method in the UK accounting for 60% of male and 42% of female suicides.

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 opportunities for practical demonstration and practice.

What does Ligature Awareness Training cover?

  • Understand definitions of terms surrounding ligature.
  • Duty of care around ligature with considerations of mental health and illness.
  • Signs and symptoms of ligature injuries.
  • Risk and post risk factors for ligature and its effects.
  • Understanding the Health and Safety Act 1974
  • Understand training, policies and procedures related to Ligature.
  • Identify the warning signs of ligature.
  • Strategies and tactics to help prevent the risk of ligature.
  • Outline the benefits of an environmental assessment and risk reduction policy
  • How to perform an environmental suicide and ligature point risk assessment
  • Good practice in assessing and removing potential ligature material
  • Mandatory procedural requirements and protocol in the event of ligature.
  • Observations and dynamic risk assessment
  • Understand definitions of different types of ligatures.
  • Learn how to safely use, store, maintain and dispose of ligature cutters
  • How to perform emergency procedures and BLS
  • Understanding the appropriate use of a ligature cutter
  • Understand psychological wellbeing and preserving forensic evidence
  • Group scenario exercise

Who is this course for?

Our Ligature Training is essential for children’s homes, foster carers, mental health, social, health care and substance misuse services 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?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Explain the definitions of terms surrounding ligature.
  • Discuss duty of care around ligature with considerations of mental health and illness.
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of ligature injuries
  • Recognise risk and post risk factors for ligature and its effects.
  • Explain the Health and Safety Act 1974
  • Understand training, policies and procedures related to Ligature.
  • Understand how to identify the warning signs of ligature.
  • Implement strategies and tactics to help prevent the risk of ligature
  • Implement environmental assessment and risk reduction policies
  • Perform an environmental suicide and ligature point risk assessment
  • Support good practice in assessing and removing potential ligature material
  • Mandatory procedural requirements and protocol in the event of ligature.
  • Implement observations and complete dynamic risk assessment
  • Explain definitions of different types of ligatures.
  • Demonstrate how to safely use, store, maintain and dispose of ligature cutters
  • Perform emergency procedures and BLS
  • Demonstrate the safe removal of ligatures using cutters
  • Understand psychological wellbeing and preserving forensic evidence

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Frequently asked questions

Our prices are personalised to the company, including how many delegates, and location. Please make an enquiry to get a personalised quote with no hidden costs.
We cover the whole of the UK.
Many of our courses can be adapted for both classroom settings or virtual platforms like zoom. Some courses that include a practical aspect can only be delivered in a classroom setting.
All learners will receive a certificate for any course they complete. Some of our courses are in-house certified, some of our courses are regulated by Ofqual and others are accredited by other awarding bodies.

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Fantastic training , I have participated in a number of courses over the last 12 months , each course has been very interesting and helpful to my role as a foster Carer , the information is presented in a interesting way and gets each point across effectively, I would highly recommend them ! I am looking forward to more in the near future .
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