Ligature Training + Annual Skills Update for First Aiders

£60.00£500.00

Sadly, even before the advent of the coronavirus lockdown, suicides by hanging, suffocation & strangulation were the most common of suicide in the UK. In 2018 alone, over 6500 people took their own lives using a ligature.

This makes ligature removal training essential for staff & family members who;

  • work within the prison or probations services,
  • work in refuges, mental health or crisis intervention sectors,
  • work with young people in residential care & referral schools.
  • are foster carers,
  • work in other higher risk environments,
  • support people with complex needs and who may have issues such as physical and mental health, child welfare, family and relationship breakdown, offending behaviour, historic abuse, bereavement, substance misuse, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, childhood trauma and/or self-harm.

Not sure if this course is right for you? I offer three ligature training courses; just pick whichever is right for you!


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Ligature Training + Annual Skills Update for First Aiders

Lockdown has seen a surge in requests for anti ligature training. Our highly practical, face to face course covers ligature awareness training, ligature risk assessments, and how to use multiple different types of ligature cutters.

The course then moves on to cover basic life support first aid training including how to protect the cervical spine, the use of CPR & automatic/automated external defibrillators (AED). This means that you’re then able to provide effective first aid until professional help can take over.

As the majority of those undertaking this course already hold a in-date first aid certificate, we cover the full syllabus of the first aid annual skills update course. Thereby allowing employers to comply with the recommendations of the Health & Safety executive, while providing candidates with two certificates rather than just one,

The course is aimed at those working in environments where incidents involving ligatures are a foreseeable risk. So if you’re ever faced with a ligature incident, the training will enable you to act safely and decisively.

Suicide Rate Chart 2019-20

 

Course syllabus includes:

  • Facts, Figures & Definitions
  • Understanding Asphyxiation and Strangulation
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the neck
  • Signs and symptoms of ligature injuries
  • Ligature Risk Assessment
  • Ligature cutting tools – Types, use & hands-on use
  • Managing ligature incident involving a suspended and unsuspended casualty
  • Practical – Cutting a ligature using appropriate tool
  • Spinal injuries
  • Basic Life Support (BLS);
    • Primary Survey
    • Choking
    • Recovery position
    • Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
    • Use of an AED/Defib
    • Seizures
    • Wounds
    • Shock
    • Burns
  • Actions to be taken following an incident & incident report forms

Course Type:

  • Face to Face training (maximum of 12 learners to 1 instructor).

Certificate:

  • This course is certified by Chris Garland Training.

Course duration:

  • 5 hours, including breaks
  • Typically this course will run from 9.30am-3.30pm

Test:

  • You will undertake a practical assessment as part of this anti ligature training course. You need to score 100% to achieve a pass.
  • During the practical observation you will be required to demonstrate how to act in an emergency situation. This includes;
    • dynamic risk assessment for ligature awareness,
    • being able to use the ligature cutting tools successfully,
    • being able to work on the floor providing CPR & using a defibrillator.

Pre-requisites:

  • All course candidates must be over 18 years old to undertake the ligature removal training course due to the topics covered in the syllabus.
  • We recommend that you have a reasonable understanding of English & maths (e.g. GCSE grade D-G/Level 1) before undertaking this course. This is not mandatory – please contact us to discuss any reasonable adjustments to accommodate your needs.

Candidates:

  • All of our courses have a minimum and maximum number of candidates that we can take on a course.
    • Minimum: We need a minimum of 4 candidates booked on an open/scheduled course for the course to run. Click here for more details.
    • Maximum: We limit numbers to a maximum of 12 candidates per instructor. Any more and you just wouldn’t get sufficient time to learn and practice your new skills.
    • Private courses: If you have fewer than 4, or more than 12 candidates to be trained, please contact us to arrange a private course.

Geographical coverage:

  • This anti ligature training course is available to candidates across the UK. We can deliver the course in other countries, but the protocols that we teach meet the current UK practice, protocols & guidance.

Venue:

  • Scheduled ligature awareness courses run at our training centre in Knutsford, Cheshire.
  • Why not arrange to have a private courses run at your workplace? Simply fill in our quote builder tool to request a quotation.

Joining instructions:

Private courses:

  • To arrange a private course for yourself or your colleagues, please fill in our Quote Builder tool.

Useful links:

During the course, candidates will get to practice using the following types of ligature cutters;

Ligature Training + Annual Skills Update for First Aiders

10 reviews for Ligature Training + Annual Skills Update for First Aiders

  1. ChrisGarland (store manager)

    Recent comments:
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Really informative. Chris is very knowledgable & delivered the course really well.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “This is a great course to provide confidence, knowledge & skills on ligature and related incidents. The trainer had great knowledge of all aspects of the course subject & the pace of training was good, keeping everyone’s attention while providing suitable time for practice. Overall a great session.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Great to have loads of materials to practice with. The instructor was really knowledgable and could answer all the questions we asked. The course was extremely informative, covering the things that standard first aid doesn’t. I found it really interesting and it’s given me the confidence to deal with a ligature situation.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “The trainer has had first hand experience which gave me peace of mind and confidence. I feel all aspects of the course were exceptional. I would recommend that you utilise this training company.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Really in-depth and knowledgable.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Interesting and extremely useful.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Incredibly informative, enlightening and honest. A very professional trainer, thorough and knowledgable.”

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  2. ChrisGarland (store manager)

    Recent reviews collected directly after the course:
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Informative & interactive”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Interesting course led by a friendly instructor”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Informative, safe & left me with a good understanding”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Educational”

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  3. ChrisGarland (store manager)

    Recent reviews collected directly after the course:
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Fantastic – Do it!”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Great course. Really interesting and I enjoyed it”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Very useful & informative”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Thanks Chris! I really enjoyed the course!
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Really interesting.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Excellent & helpful course for my workplace.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Really worthwhile.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “An interesting course and made me more confident if an incident occurs.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Very interesting & useful. I feel this should be mandatory training in all settings where this is a risk. A very interesting course.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Gained a great knowledge around ligatures & how to deal with them, plus a good first aid refresher.

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  4. ChrisGarland (store manager)

    Recent reviews collected directly after the course:
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Well presented and informative”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “A brilliant & informative course”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Very informative”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Absolutely great”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Very useful”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “No room for improvement; taught brilliantly. The course was thorough, engaging, interesting, fantastic.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Great – really informative & done at a good pace being easy to listen to. I really enjoyed it.”
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    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Brilliant!”
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    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Course was informative & interesting.”

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  5. ChrisGarland (store manager)

    Recent reviews collected directly after the course:
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “A really good course & I’ll be interested in doing the Train-the-Trainer course.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Informative with great advice given.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Very interesting. Thank you for the good learning.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Informative & helpful.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Very informational.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Informative & enjoyable.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Fun & informative. Great course. Thank you!”

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  6. ChrisGarland (store manager)

    Recent reviews collected directly after the course:
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “It was informative & fun. Chris was great throughout with this handy & helpful course.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Good for the information.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Very insightful.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Interesting & enjoyable.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Interesting & enjoyable.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Interesting & good to increase your knowledge if this was to happen on what to do.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “I thought the course was a good length of time to keep the group engaged. Interesting and beneficial to the job.”

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  7. ChrisGarland (store manager)

    Recent reviews collected directly after the course:
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “I’d definitely recommend this course to my colleagues.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Good course. Interesting & I enjoyed it.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Very useful & informative.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Very good! Thanks Chris, I really enjoyed this.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Interesting.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Excellent & helpful.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Worthwhile.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Interesting & made me more confident if any of these occur.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Very interesting & useful. I would have preferred it to have been run over a longer period of time. I feel this should be mandatory training in all settings where this is a risk. A very interesting course.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Gained a great knowledge around ligatures & how to deal with these & a good first aid refresher.”

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    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Very informative. Highly recommended.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Really interesting. A very good course.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Chris is very informative. The course is really interesting.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Brilliant course!”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Interesting & informative.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Full of good information.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Good.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Interesting course! I now have much more confidence.”

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    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Well presented & informative.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “All brilliant & really informative.”
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    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Absolutely recommended!”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Very useful & I really enjoyed it.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “No room for improvement & taught brilliantly. Thorough, engaging, interesting, fantastic.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “I really enjoyed the course. Really informative & easy to listen to.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “I thing this is a great course. Very informative.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Excellent course. Brilliant!”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Informative.”
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    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “A very interesting course.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Informative & a good teacher. Thank you for the knowledge.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Useful & steady paced. Enjoyed the course and learnt new skills.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “A really helpful course. Thank you.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Fantastic, very helpful & informative. Relevant examples used to make you feel more confident in offering aid.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Informative and important. Thank you!”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Critical skills & knowledge. Important information that can save lives. I really enjoyed the course & feel confident in the skills I have learnt today.”

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