Gerard O'Dea

European Advisor


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Experience

Qualifications:

Author of Lone Working Personal Safety (A guidebook for Health & Social Care Workers) Published in 2014

University of Stirling BA Business Studies and Japanese (1998)

Certified Expert Witness (Criminal Cases) Cardiff University Law School / Bond Solon (2012)

National Federation for Personal Safety (NFPS) Accredited Instructor since 2007

National Federation for Personal Safety (NFPS) Licensed Centre for Delivery of BTEC Awards

National Federation for Personal Safety (NFPS) Certified Violence at Work Risk Assessor

BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)

BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Physical Intervention (SIA)

BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Delivery of Conflict Management Training

BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Advanced Self Defence Instruction

BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Physical Restraint Practice

BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Coaching & Instruction of Physical Restraint

BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Safe and Effective use of Restraint Devices

BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Safe and Effective use of the Emergency Response Belt

UK Regional Director and Coach for Functional Edge System Self-Protection Training, working in cooperation with Tony Torres, Founder and Head Coach based in Sierra Vista, AZ. I am responsible for the technical development and support of two tiers of trainers who subscribe to this methodology in the UK.

Chartered Institute for Environmental Health

Level 2 Award in Manual Handling

Level 3 Award in Principles and Practice of Risk Assessment

Certified by the Institute for Prevention of In-Custody Deaths (IPICD) as a Use-of-Force Trainer

Certified at the NHS National Conflict Resolution syllabus Familiarisation Seminar

Certified at the AELE Workshop on Legal, Psychological and Biomechanical Aspects of Officer-Involved Lethal and Less-Lethal Use of Force.

Speaker:

Protecting Scottish Public Services Workers National Conference Glasgow (2007)

Control & Restraint General Services Association National Conference Edinburgh (2010)