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Soft Restraint Training
The Soft Restraint equipment is not issued or sold without certified training. This has been a key issue with the nationally and internationally established credibility with the device.
The training programme is tailored to ensure it is “profession specific” and based on the needs and requirements of your staff and service users.  We provide both end-user and train the trainer courses with the theory session as an online course.

Course Aim


The aim of this course is to instruct participants in the underpinning legal knowledge and the working principles of how to use Soft Restraint equipment safely.


Course Objectives


1. Identify the Component Parts of the Soft Restraint.

2. Identify the Risks Associated with the use of the Soft Restraint.

3. Understand the Health & Safety implications with regards to the use of the Soft Restraint

4. Understand the Law in relation to the Soft Restraint as a Use of Force option.

5. Apply and Remove the Soft Restraint in a Safe and Effective Manner.



"We integrated a patient from long term seclusion using the Safe Holding System, which meant we could now get her out twice a day with minimum incidents arising which is a huge change to her care (she was only getting out 15 minutes a week before – with incidents on most occasions!)".  

“Doug’s team are exceptional. The Soft Restraints allow us to administer personal care safely”.


“The training we receive from Safer-Handling is exceptional and has reduced staff injuries drastically.”        

Train the Trainer Open Courses

Date: 18th October 2021 Venue: Preston, Lancashire

Cost: £438 per delegate

This 1 day course is for those wishing to become a Trainer in the Safe and Effective use of Soft Restraint Equipment. It will allow you to train others (end users of the kit) how to safely and effective use the kit. ​The course can also serve as a refresher for those who are out of date. 

The Theory session of this course is now completed online and the training date above will include all the practical elements.

Equipment covered on the day will include all aspects of The Soft Restraint Kit®: The use of the Soft Restraint Belt 'SRB' (formerly known as the Emergency Response Belt 'ERB'), the application of Soft-cuffs 'SRC' and how they work in unison with SRBs, the Safe Holding System 'SHS' and transitions from Rigid cuffs to Soft Restraints.  We will also include training on the Safe and Effective use of our new product, the SEELS (Safer Emergency Enveloping Lifting Sling). More information about the SEELS can be found on the Soft Restraint page here.

All Soft Restraint equipment are items of work equipment and their use in the United Kingdom is governed by PUWER (Provision and Use or Work Equipment Regulations). As per our requirements under Section 6 we do not supply kit without evidence of training. ​

Prerequisites:   Delegates should already hold a teaching/trainer qualification also hold or be working towards a physical skills training package. 

To book your place please make you purchase in our shop here 

or complete the contact form below for further details

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