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Ligature Awareness & Protocol Train The Trainer

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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This single day Train the Trainer course provides an understanding and awareness in the subject of Ligatures and ligature reduction protocol.

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This single day Train the Trainer course provides an understanding and awareness in the subject of Ligatures and ligature reduction protocol. Upon completion of the course attendees will be able to deliver Ligature Awareness and Protocol Awareness training to groups of learners in-house. The full day course is designed to give delegates the skills and confidence to reduce, assess and manage incidents of ligature as well as share this information with others.

The training explores the dangers of ligature events and the risks to staff and individuals. The course encourages attendees to assess their own environment, outlining the benefits of risk assessment with a focus on risk reduction and incident prevention, and instructs delegates how to spot potential ligature points.  Delegates are then instructed in the safe and appropriate practices in the event of a person self-ligaturing, including how to appropriately manage a situation and safely use ligature cutters with an opportunity for physical demonstration, a scenario workshop, and practice.

Delegates will also be required to take on the role of the trainer and assess their colleagues performing various, ligature-based scenarios.

What does Ligature Awareness & Protocol Train The Trainer cover?

  • Understand definitions of terms and guidelines around the use of ligature cutters and suicide prevention.
  • 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 Basic Life Support (BLS).
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of a ligature cutter.
  • Understand the process and procedures involved in delivering a theory-based and practical skills course in ligature protocol.

Who is our Ligature Awareness & Protocol Train The Trainer for?

Our Ligature Awareness & Protocol Trainer Course 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. To attend this course learners must provide evidence of an in date First aid qualification.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Understand the process and procedures involved in delivering a theory-based and practical skills course in ligature protocol.
  • 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

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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