Local Trainer and Member of the Chamber appointed on to the National Board

October 17, 2019 - 9:47am

Local Trainer and Member of the Chamber appointed on to the National Board

Andy Manwaring of Affiniti Training, which many of you may know as being the Senior Trainer who has provided the First Aid at Work training through the Chamber for members for a number of years, and more recently the Workplace Fire Marshal Training, has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors for the ICM (Institute of Conflict Management), a UK Chartered Institute which aim is to set and monitor standards in managing work related challenging aggressive and violent behaviour.


Violence in the Workplace may be applicable for anyone working; front of house in hotels and leisure, or just face to face with customers with complaints, anyone dealing with money, dealing with anyone under the influence of Alcohol or drugs, dealing with anyone with Learning Difficulties or Dementia, anyone doing home visits or who is a lone worker.
Any business or individual looking for advice or training should contact Andy directly on his email below.


Since 2012 Affiniti Training has been a registered Quality Awards Centre with the ICM (Institute of Conflict Management) and Andy has been a Full Registered Member.
Andy gained the coveted Award of the Physical Skills Tutor Award (PSTA) with the ICM in June 2016 and has just been appointed to the ICM Board of Directors in Sept 2019, also sitting on both the Security and Care/Education Sub Committee forums.


Andy and Affiniti Training has its own Model of Breakaway and Restraint (Defence4) Risk Assessed to meet the ICM standards, which is used in a number of Care Services (Children’s and Adult’s) and Education Organisations (from Pre-School to 18) and Local Authorities. Andy has also developed a Personal Safety and Self Defence System building on the Defence4 Workplace Breakaway Model for; Women, Men, Children and over 55’s.


Andy has been a Consultant, working with; the Lancashire Police (Main HQ Defence Tactics training team), the Northern Ireland Police Defence Tactics Trainers and Close Protection Trainers in improving and developing their techniques on Restraint and Self Defence.


Over the years he has worked on the development and risk assessment of the techniques for the National Accreditation for; Morecambe Bay NHS, Lancashire County Council (Learning Disability Training team), G4S Secure Children’s units and Studio III Training System’s.

About the ICM
The ICM was set up with the support of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in 2000, the year of the ICM’s incorporation. The ICM has a remit to set and monitor standards in managing work related challenging aggressive and violent behaviour, to educate trainers and provide them with high standards to operate to, and to educate training commissioners and purchasers about the need to buy in to training that operates to the ICM standards (and other relevant sector standards where relevant) and is provided according to risk assessment and training need.


The ICM is a not for profit, independent organisation set up through those passionate about reducing the need for restrictive interventions and supporting a no tolerance of conflict within the work place, whilst incorporating development strategies and standards to help reduce, and where possible eliminate, the risk associated with incidents of challenging, aggressive and violent behaviours. The ICM works across all working industry sectors and at all levels to achieve its aims and provides voluntary accreditation training schemes that are nationally recognised.