Course Code: TT - Course Duration: 3 - 4 Hours

Tidal Training Ltd are the leading training provider in the United Kingdom of Ligature Training and Ligature Cutter training.  We work with organisations to ensure that every member of their team is confident in dealing with emergency situations with a calm and professional approach. Ligature Training is essential for anyone who cares for and supports individuals who are at risk […]

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Tidal Training Ltd are the leading training provider in the United Kingdom of Ligature Training and Ligature Cutter training.  We work with organisations to ensure that every member of their team is confident in dealing with emergency situations with a calm and professional approach. Ligature Training is essential for anyone who cares for and supports individuals who are at risk of attempting suicide or self-harm by the application of a ligature.  Learners will gain new skills and knowledge on how to recognise ligature injuries, treat a casualty and also to safely remove someone from suspended and unsuspected strangulation.

We always incorporate your policies and procedures to enable us to tailor the course you your specific requirements.

Why is Ligature Training and Ligature Cutter Training important?

Having ligature awareness and responding to ligature incidents in a professional and timely fashion can and does save lives.  Hanging is the main method of suicide for mental health service users and this may involve suspending the body from a high ligature point causing a fracture to the upper spinal column, or through asphyxiation or strangulation without suspension of the body, using a ligature point at or below head height.

The course is specifically designed for support staff who are supporting children and young adults who are at risk of attempting suicide or self-harm by a number of means including the application of a ligature.

Learners will gain practical skills and knowledge to recognise self harm and ligature injuries, treat a casualty and also to safely remove someone from suspension.

Tidal will incorporate your policies and procedures accordingly to enable us to tailor the course you your specific requirements.

Aims:

Ligature Training is delivered to up-skill and empower staff to recognise and identify possible ligature points and to help them implement control measures in order to support an individual who is at risk from Ligature.

Objectives:

By the end of the course attendees should have a better understanding of company policies, procedures and guidelines relating to ligatures and they will gain practical knowledge and skills to enable them to safely and securely rescue an individual who has ligatured using a range of Ligature Cutters.

Course Content

This Ligature Training is essential for staff supporting individuals who are at risk of attempting suicide or self-harm by the application of a ligature. This course gives staff more of an understanding regarding risk assessments, skills and knowledge to recognise ligature injuries and to safely remove someone from suspension.  The course is delivered to groups of up to 15 learners.

  • We will explore ligature risk assessments you have in place and discuss environmental risk assessments and where these link in to your existing policies and procedures
  • Review the organisation’s current policy, process and procedures on use of ligature cutters
  • Identify types of ligatures and ligature points
  • Recognise and describe signs and symptoms of ligature injuries
  • Demonstrate safe removal of ligatures using a ligature cutter
  • Demonstrate safe removal from suspension
  • Describe how to safely store, maintain, dispose and replace ligature cutters
  • Explore ligature risk assessments and environmental risk assessments
  • Discuss First Aid actions following strangulation or attempted strangulation

Course Assessment and Certification

There will be continuous tutor assessment.  The tutor will assess learners on the correct use of various Ligature Cutters.

Those students who complete the course and are deemed to have reached the required standard will be awarded a certificate of attendance.

Client Testimonial

2018 – Nottingham- Care Provider

“May I just say that the training yesterday was such an eye opener for myself and staff members. The information was very informative and accurate.

The tutor was so passionate which was displayed in the presentation. To be honest I didn’t want him to stop talking I wanted to learn more.  My staff and I reflect back on our own life’s and have learnt how to implement more empathy and understanding of people.  The demonstration on ligature cutting was fantastic all staff participated with confidence.

Again thank you so much for this opportunity.”

Thank you

L W
Registered Home Manager

Onsite Training

This Ligature Training course and all of the courses in our portfolio can be delivered onsite in most cities and surrounding areas in England, Wales and Scotland including:

Aberdeen | Bangor | Bath | Birmingham | Bradford | Brighton and Hove | Bristol | Cambridge | Canterbury | Cardiff | Carlisle | Chester | Chichester | Coventry | Derby | Dundee | Durham | Edinburgh | Ely | Exeter | Glasgow | Gloucester | Hereford | Inverness | Kingston upon Hull | Lancaster | Leeds | Leicester | Lichfield | Lincoln | Liverpool | City of London | Manchester | Newcastle upon Tyne | Newport | Norwich | Nottingham | Oxford | Perth | Peterborough | Plymouth | Portsmouth | Preston | Ripon | Salford | Salisbury | Sheffield | Southampton | Stirling | St Albans | St Davids | Stoke-on-Trent | Sunderland | Swansea | Truro | Wakefield | Wells | Westminster | Winchester | Wolverhampton | Worcester | York

Onsite Training Locations

Tidal Training provide onsite face to face healthcare training to large and small group organisations and across the United Kingdom. Our tutors will travel to your workplace or choice of venue and deliver training at a time and date which fits in with your organisations work commitments. If you require training outside of normal working hours we will be more than happy to support you.

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Onsite Training for Ligature Training

Ligature Training courses and all of the courses in our portfolio can be delivered onsite in most cities and surrounding areas in England, Wales and Scotland including:

  • Aberdeen
  • Bangor
  • Bath
  • Birmingham
  • Bradford
  • Brighton and Hove
  • Bristol
  • Cambridge
  • Canterbury
  • Cardiff
  • Carlisle
  • Chester
  • Chichester
  • Coventry
  • Derby
  • Dundee
  • Durham
  • Edinburgh
  • Ely
  • Exeter
  • Glasgow
  • Gloucester
  • Hereford
  • Inverness
  • Kingston upon Hull
  • Lancaster
  • Leeds
  • Leicester
  • Lichfield
  • Lincoln
  • Liverpool
  • City of London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Newport
  • Norwich
  • Nottingham
  • Oxford
  • Perth
  • Peterborough
  • Plymouth
  • Portsmouth
  • Preston
  • Ripon
  • Salford
  • Salisbury
  • Sheffield
  • Southampton
  • St Albans
  • St Davids
  • Stirling
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Sunderland
  • Swansea
  • Truro
  • Wakefield
  • Wells
  • Westminster
  • Winchester
  • Wolverhampton
  • Worcester
  • York
  • Wherever you are!

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