This podcast channel is dedicated to providing you with value-added information on subjects ranging from the use of physical force for restraint and self-defence to handcuffing including such areas as the law, health and safety and human rights.
The main aim of this podcast channel is to give you as much valuable knowledge as possible while dispelling many of the myths and misconceptions that abound in relation to the use of force.
I hope I find it useful and if you have any suggestions on what you'd like to hear please let me know.
Why Do We Help So Many People?
The short answer to that question is because we like to. Simple really.
Also, many years ago I was told that you had to give before you could expect to receive and that has always stayed with me to this day.
But this is not just my thinking. This is the thinking of people far greater than me, such as Zig Ziglar, the Dali Lama, Vicktor Frankl, Napoloeon Hill, and many others.
But it is a simple strategy. If you want to be successful, help others succeed.
13 Tips To Help You Become More Confident
I regularly meet people who tell me that they would love to this or that, but that they lack the confidence to do it, and this narrative holds them back, because they are already confident at doing certain things, but they over-generalise the 'I don't have the confidence' story into certain areas of their life.
So, I have put together 13 simple tips that anyone can use to help them increase their confidence.
And if you want to find out more about how we can help you improve your confidence on our instructor courses then check us out at www.nfps.info.
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Knowingly Recommending Equipment That Is Not Fit For Purpose
Who would be liable in an organisation is a trusted person was intentionally bringing in equipment that was not fit for purpose, in other words, it has not been industry tested or medically reviewed, and was, therefore, breaching Section 6 of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974?
The short answer is that the company would be vicariously liable, which for means that the person bringing the equipment in, is not just acting dishonestly, but also (in my humble opinion) acting negligently and potentially fraudulently.
It is also a betrayal of trust and a conflict of interest and it could potentially lead to someone being injured, that would highly likely not have happened if they had used the equipment that was fit for purpose.
I'd be interested in your comments!
What would you do as a trainer if a learner turned up on your physical intervention training day and they disclosed information to you about themselves that led you to believe that they weren't fit enough to do the training or capable enough to do the training but you were being told that you had to train them anyway?
This year we are going to be running FREE Coaching and Mentoring sessions for all of you who have already and are going to be training with us in 2019. This is in addition to training, as we have found out that some people need more than a training course. They need motivation, help and support, so we have responded to that by running these FREE Coaching and Mentoring sessions. To find out more, listen to the podcast.
The September 2018 Update from the Security Industry Authority has caused a bit of confusion in relation to one of the articles which stated: "For best practice we recommend that security operatives should only use the techniques that they have been trained to use as part of their SIA-linked training on physical intervention", so I have been in touch with the SIA who has issued me with a statement via email that should put everyone's minds at ease.
What we believe and why we believe is integral to who we are and how we function as human beings. But what are beliefs, and why are we so easily fooled into believing things to be true when they are not? This episode explains what beliefs are, where they come from and how they affect us.
Yesterday I did a podcast entitled 'Complicating the Uncomplicated' and today I want to follow on from that with this podcast entitled 'Strategic Blindness, Situational Awareness, Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba and Physical Skills Training', because it adds more weight to the argument that teaching physical skills in a complex manner only adds to the cognitive workload of the learner, increases the margin for error to occur which in turn increases the risk of injury, serious assault and even death.
In this episode, I'm also going to draw on the findings in the recent court appeal case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba, as there are some interesting insights in this case that highlight the failings of a system as opposed to the failings of the individual.
Today in many physical restraint/physical intervention and disengagement/breakaway systems, many techniques are taught in way that seems designed to 'complicate the uncomplicated'.
And what I mean by that is a system of teaching is employed that breaks the technique down into each component part which is then taught within a complex system of instruction making it hard for the learner to learn, remember and recall the techniques when needed, especially when put under pressure.
This increases the margin for error and thus the risk of someone being hurt, seriously injured, or even killed.
So, my question is, why do organisations use training providers that use these systems to deliver a system of techniques that are highly probably designed to fail, to their staff?