Course Objectives (Level 2 Qualification Optional)

Course Suitable: Individuals expected to use handcuffs as part of their operational role.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

Understand the primary reason for handcuffing.

Understand the Health & Safety implications, including Sections 2 and 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Regulation 3(1) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the requirements of PUWER as well as the implications of the new Health and Safety Offences Act 2008 and the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.

Understand the law, including compliance with: Section 3 (1) of the Criminal Law Act 1967, Common Law, Section 117 PACE and Articles 5, 3 and 2 of the Human Rights Act 1998.

Understand other areas of guidance – if required – such as: The Mental Health Act Code of Practice and NICE guidelines.

Understand the medical implications of handcuffing, including positional asphyxia