Anti-Ligature First Aid.

Level 3 Award in Responding to Ligature Incidents (RQF)

This qualification is aimed at those working in environments where incidents involving ligatures are a foreseeable risk. This may include those working in the prison or probations services as well as those working with young people in residential care and other higher risk environments.

The course covers the following critial skills:

  • Be able to manage an incident involving a suspended and unsuspended ligature.
  • Demonstrate the management of an incident involving a suspended ligature and an unsuspended ligature.
  • Demonstrate the cutting of a ligature using appropriate equipment.
  • Demonstrate the correct removal of a ligature
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with a suspected spinal injury.
  • Recognise a casualty with a suspected spinal injury.
  • Manage a casualty with a suspected spinal injury.
  • Be able to provide first aid for a casualty that is unconscious.
  • Demonstrate the primary survey.
  • Demonstrate Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on a manikin.
  • Demonstrate the recovery position.
  • Know the actions to be taken once an incident is complete.
  • Outline the actions to be taken after an incident involving a ligature.
  • Complete an incident report form.


Candidates should be at least 18 years old to undertake this qualification.
It is recommended that candidates have at least level 1 literacy. Candidates should be capable of undertaking all elements of the qualification including practical elements such as CPR that must be performed on the floor.


This qualification is achieved by taking a 1 day course and assessed via portfolio of evidence. 


This course is only available for group bookings of 6 or more either at our Moulton centre or at your premises. Please contact us for a quote. Courses are inclusive of tuition, examination fees and a delegate pack. Free follow up support will also be available from your tutor.

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