Ligature Cutter Training (Immediate Action in Cases of Hanging/ Self-Strangulation)



To increase participants knowledge of ligature cutter use and technique and emergency responses to incidents of  self strangulation / hanging.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand procedure for the safe use of ligature cutters
  • Discuss actions to take when a person has suspended themselves for strangulation
  • Understand procedure for storage, disposal and replacement/repair of ligature cutters
  • Share key messages from the Organisational Policy
  • Consider Risk Assessment and Deprivation of Liberty issues


Any service area supporting individuals presenting with significant risks through self- strangulation / hanging behaviours.


Please note: The organisation within which this training is to be delivered needs to have a relevant operational policy in place.


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Label Dates & Times Venue Facilitator Administrator
Thursday, 31 January, 2019
(9.30 - 12.30)
CEC - Belfast Damian McAleer
Valerie Lyttle
Fully Booked