Ligature Training

Ligature training

Sadly, levels of self-harm and suicide within the UK remain high and are on the increase, with the use of ligatures being the primary option for those wishing to end their lives.

If you have a duty of care towards people who are likely to attempt to end their lives, you have a proactive duty under many pieces of legislation to have steps in place to mitigate these risks, including having staff trained in how to deal with ligature incidents. (i.e. removal of ligature and specifically appropriate first aid training).

For CQC assessed care venues, ligature assessments, emergency procedures and training are always an area that inspectors give particular scrutiny.

Our courses are delivered to help you understand the likely injuries and how to deal with them, how to deal with the situation, which ligature cutter you should invest in, how to use ligature cutters.

These courses are primarily aimed towards;

  • Drug & Rehabilitation centres,
  • Residential and daycare centres,
  • NHS Foundation Trusts
  • Secondary Schools, Colleges & Universities

Ligature course comparison

As we offer several different ligature training courses, we've put together this table to give you a easy way to compare what each course offers. When you've had a look through the table below, scroll down the page to click on your chosen course.

Syllabus / Course
QNUK Level 3 Award in Responding to Ligature Incidents (RQF)
Ligature Training (4 Hours)
Ligature Training + Annual Skills Update for First Aiders
Course Duration
7 hr
4 Hr
5 Hr
Definitions, Facts & Figures
-
YES
YES
Understanding Asphyxiation and Strangulation
-
YES
YES
Anatomy and Physiology of the neck
-
YES
YES
Signs and symptoms of ligature injuries
-
YES
YES
Ligature risk assessment (the basics)
-
YES
YES
Ligature risk assessments (weekly, monthly, annually)
-
-
-
Ligature cutting tools, types & their use
YES
YES
YES
Designing your ligature response kit
-
-
-
Designing organisational policies & procedures
-
-
-
The correct method of ligature removal
YES
YES
YES
Practical: The cutting of a ligature using appropriate ligature cutting tools
YES
YES
YES
Managing ligature incident involving a suspended, part suspended and unsuspended casualty
YES
YES
YES
How to recognise a casualty with a suspected spinal injury
YES
YES
YES
How to provide first aid to a casualty with a suspected spinal injury
YES
YES
YES
Basic Life Support (BLS) first aid, to include;
• Primary Survey
YES
YES
YES
• Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
YES
YES
YES
• Automated/Automatic External Defibrillator (AED/Defib)
-
YES
YES
• Recovery position
YES
YES
YES
• Choking
-
-
YES
• Seizures
-
-
YES
• Minor wounds
-
-
YES
• Shock
-
-
YES
• Burns
-
-
YES
The actions to be taken once an incident is complete including completing an incident report form
YES
YES
YES
Syllabus / Course
QNUK Level 3 Award in Responding to Ligature Incidents (RQF)
Ligature Training (4 Hours)
Ligature Training + Annual Skills Update for First Aiders

Immediate help and support:

If you, or someone you know, is at immediate risk of suicide, call 999.
Samaritans
PapyrusMindSANEline
Website:
Samaritans.org
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Papryus-UK.org
Website:
Mind.org
Website:
Sane.org
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Our ligature training courses help you act before, during and after a ligature incident. Click here to see more information about all of our ligature courses.
(Click on course title for information)Duration
(inc breaks)
NovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Ligature Training (4 hours)4 hr18th15th13th-17th-19th-21th-22nd-17th-
Ligature Training + Annual Skills Update for First Aiders5 hr--
Level 3 Award in Responding to Ligature Incidents (RQF)7.5 hr--

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