BASIC LAW - RESTRAINT & USE OF FORCE
Why use Get Safe Training for restraint, breakaway, safety courses?
Any physical restraint or intervention, and any use of force in general, is an activity which places staff, and others, at risk.
Failure by an organisation to control the activity of physical restraint leaves them open to claims for injuries suffered.
All employers have, under the Health and Safety at Work act 1974, a duty to ensure staff are competently trained.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires you to provide whatever information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of your employees. Breaches can incur fines and even prison sentences.
Providing information and training helps you to meet your legal duty to protect the health and safety of your employees. Staff must receive adequate instruction, training and supervision. Get Safe Training can provide bespoke training to fulfill these requirements.
You must provide training during working hours and not at the expense of your employees. arrangements may be needed for part-timers or shift workers. Get Safe Training’s flexible approach can help provide training at the right time and place to suit your needs.
Why is health and safety training important?
Did you know that more than 200 people are killed each year in accidents at work. A million more are injured, and more than two million suffer illnesses caused by, or made worse by, their work.
Effective training can:
- Protect your staff, service users and the public from injury, lawsuits, and claims of negligence and liability.
- Protect yourself from litigation, fines, and criminal prosecution by complying with the law and taking your legal responsibilities seriously.
- Protect your business and profits by reducing injury and absenteeism and potential liability.
- Increase morale at work by giving staff the confidence to act appropriately and competently, and demonstrating that you care about their safety and peace of mind.