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Mr Doug Melia

Professional Description:

Use of force, positive handling & restraint equipment specialist


Level 3 or above in; Physical Restraint / Intervention, Breakaway and Disengagement, Close Protection, Conflict Management, Soft & Mechanical Restraint equipment

Safer Handling
Cotton Court
Church Street
Area of work:



Where physical intervention, restraint or even just holding someone whilst they regain control is necessary. Mr Doug Melia provides expertise with the necessary knowledge and skills.

Expertise includes; Audits of Training systems for Insurance or litigation. Investigations into inefficiency and inappropriateness of the management of violence and aggression, school positive handling policies and safe systems of work. Policy and procedure implementation, guidance on procuring training. Child protection conferences, procurement of training, school policies, PMVA audits. Considerations for the safe use of work equipment, PPE & mechanical / Soft Restraint products. 

Use of force consultations, documentaries & professional comments for the media.


Edexcel Qualified Physical Restraint and Breakaway consultant &Trainer, NHS Counter Fraud and Security Management Service

Expert Training

Cardiff University Bond Solon Certificate for Expert Witnesses


National Federation for Personal Safety, NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) stakeholder, Restraint Reduction Network member & RRN pledge holder, Specialist member of the IIRSM (SIIRSM), member of IOSH, NAPICU, Member of the International Correction professionals’ association (ICPA)

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