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Profit before Safety?


If you’re a business owner or employer, ignore your duty of care at your peril! It may seem that I’m taking to my pulpit again, but the importance of health and safety – especially with regard to violence at work

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Doorman gets Six Years for Manslaughter

This is why you can’t ignore the Law regarding ‘Reasonable Force’! A doorman has received a six-year custodial sentence for the manslaughter of a customer in an Oldbury nightclub. Unfortunately, this is not the first time this has happened (another door

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Health & Safety Failings Lead To Jail…

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How Health & Safety failings could lead to jail and why self-employed contractors, including trainers and instructors, need to take notice of this case: How seriously should trainers and instructors take their obligations under Health and Safety? The answer to this

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ECtHR Use of Force Ruling

The verdict of the European Court of Human Rights with regard to the tragic case of the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes at the Stockwell Tube Station in 2005 has now been reached. You might recall that I previously

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H&S: Why training is important

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Training is actually essential from a Health and Safety point of view, and this certainly includes physical skills such as Physical Intervention or  Self-Defence and Break-Away. This is why the video posted here is a follow-up to the previous video

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NFPS Annual Use of Force Seminar 2016

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Are you a use of force trainer, or a commissioner of training? Now, if – like me- you happen to be in the business of providing use of force training, such as physical intervention or conflict management, or are actually a business

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Police and the Use of Force


Should Police be better at recording when they have used force? Also, should they receive better training in relation to the use of force itself, especially in relation to vulnerable people? This is something which the latest Independent Police Complaints

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Verdict on Householder Defence

It is still lawful for householder’s to use ‘disproportionate force’ to defend themselves and their families in their own homes. This is the verdict of the High Court in the case of Denby Collins which was handed down last Friday,

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Health and Safety Basics


Introduction to Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 Sections 2 & 3 In this video post, we’re going to have a brief look at Health and Safety Basics with an introduction to Sections 2 and 3 of the Health

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Home Defence Law and Human Rights

Home Defence Law and Human Rights Here’s a question for you – if some-one breaks into your house and use force that would be seen as ‘disproportionate’, do you think you will be prosecuted? The realistic answer is probably not,

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