Understanding Reasonable Force

New Online Understanding Reasonable Force Course

As you may have seen we have launched our New Online ‘Understanding Reasonable Force’ Course that will plug a much needed knowledge-gap in the industry.

In the workplace there are people who are either expected to train, manage, provide guidance on, investigate and even discipline staff who use physical force in the workplace.

Yet a very high percentage of these people have not received any competent training or qualifications in that specific area of expertise.

And if you are one of these people I have a solution for you here: www.nfps.info/urf

The reason this solution is important is because if you are not competent that leaves you and/or your employer open to a legal challenge if a wrong.

For example, if a technique was banned that lead to an injury or death that would not have happened had the technique been available. That could lead to you or your company being investigated and possibly prosecuted under various Acts of Parliament.

What if an assumption was made that led to a decision to discipline or terminate someone’s employment or to charge them with a crime when they had acted legally? That could end up with you facing an industrial tribunal for unfair dismissal.

Reasonable Force and Negligence

Negligence occurs when a person fails to perform his/her responsibilities to the level required of a reasonably competent person in their profession.

Negligence claims in the UK are rising and have been for some time now.

One reason is largely due to the fact that work being carried out is more complex than it used to be.

Reasonable force is itself also quite a complex area to understand. Yet many trainers, managers and inspectors either get no training in this area.

So sometimes this results in staff being given incorrect advice and training, but are afraid to challenge what they feel to be incorrect, for fear of discipline or sanctions imposed.

So How Does Negligence Occur?

Well, in order to bring a claim in professional negligence, you will need to establish four key elements:

1. Duty of care – all organisations owe a duty of care to their staff and others. A trainer owes a duty of care to those they train. A manager owes a duty of care to the staff he or she manages, and an inspector owes a duty of care to the organisation’s they inspect including the staff and the service users.

2. Breach of duty – that duty can be breached by removing a skill or technique that may increase the risk to staff or others or by implementing a skill or technique that increases risk.

3. Did the breach cause an injury or harm – if that breach led to a member of staff or someone else suffering an injury or harm, that would not have occurred had the skill or technique not been removed (for example) then there is a case for negligence against the employer. 

4. Claim for loss or damage – the claimant can also claim compensation for the injury or loss. The basic principle here is to put the claimant back into the position he/she would have been in had the professional not been negligent. 

This is Why This Understanding Reasonable Force Course is So Important

This online course will make you more competent than any other course of this kind.

To find out how, visit this web-page – www.nfps.info/urf

The Cost of The Understanding Reasonable Force Course and a Bit More Info

I just thought I’d give you a quick update on the course in terms of cost etc.

Your investment in this course costs of £275 + Vat. And I believe that the amount and quality of the content is worth 10X that investment.

It also provides excellent CPD evidence for you too.

FREE Bonus – NFPS Level 3 Risk Assessment Course

We are also giving away a free bonus which is access to our NFPS Level 3 Risk Assessment Award Course.

This course will qualify you as a risk assessor enabling you to undertake risk assessments for yourself, your company and even others (who you can charge for it.

This is a great bonus and it means that you actually get two courses for the price of one!

To express your interest in this course go to – www.nfps.info/urf