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Pineapple launches Scorpio Collapsible Mattress to prevent windows and viewing panels being blocked, reducing the number and scale of necessary interventions.

Pineapple Contracts continues to strive for safety and user-focused designs by launching the Scorpio Collapsible Mattress. The design responds to client needs to make visual inspections of rooms quicker and safer, protecting both the user and the staff.

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Metrasens, a leading provider of advanced magnetic detection technologies, was honoured today as a winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018 in the category of Innovation.

The company earned the distinction for its ground-breaking work in advanced screening capabilities designed to enhance safety and security around the world.

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Official statistics, published by the Ministry of Justice, show that 26,643 assault incidents were recorded in the 12 months to the end of March 2017 – a 20 per cent increase on the previous year. Assaults on staff rose by 32 per cent.

Serious assaults, including those requiring medical attention at hospital, have almost trebled in four years. There were 3,606 such incidents recorded during the 12 months to the end of March 2017 – a 22 per cent increase on the previous year.

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KAZ Type Limited is a UK award winning software manufacturer, providing a unique accelerated learning typing tutor, using ‘brain balance’ and ‘muscle memory’ -  i.e. it engages the major senses of sight, sound and touch simultaneously, radically enhancing memory retention and recall - which is why it is so effective. Using specific combinations and progressions of just 11 words in 5 easily memorised, scientifically structured and trademarked phrases, the revolutionary method trains the fingers on both hands to work symmetrically and simultaneously. No other typing tutor works in this way.

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Turning Pages is a fresh, easy way for adults (and young adults) to learn to read, at their own pace, one to one with a friend, family member or other mentor.

‘I cannot emphasize enough how the boys at HMYOI Werrington seem to enjoy the new reading scheme!’ (says a member of education staff)

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Slashing dangers are relatively frequent for these workers and an occupational risk faced on a daily basis. Rapid blood loss often leads to fatality, and it is the SlashPRO™ mission to protect professionals at risk, with a range of easy-to-wear, slash and cut resistant clothing.

The SlashPRO™ clothing range provides extensive protection to body and limbs, also covering the five main arterial areas: Radial (wrist), Brachial (along bicep), Carotid (throat), Axillary (beneath arm pit) and Femoral (thigh region).

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HMYOI Aylesbury transforms their visits hall

Like many custodial establishments, HMYOI Aylesbury came to Pineapple Contracts looking for help with transforming their visits hall.

Working together, Pineapple listened to the behavioural issues faced by staff: it was an emotionally charged atmosphere which often resulted in fights and violent outbreaks. Tables and chairs were being used as weapons, regularly being thrown at others in the room. Staff were required to restrain individuals, causing upset to visiting friends and families.

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The government’s plan to cut childhood obesity couldn’t be more timely, with a third of children between the ages of 2 and 15 currently overweight or obese, and the NHS spending £5.1 billion a year as of 2015 on tackling obesity-related ill-health. We all know the long term risks too, with obese children more likely to develop health issues like diabetes and heart disease in later life.

So what can we do?

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gymn at Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre

Mr Sasha Stojanobski is a physical education instructor and is also qualified as a custody officer at Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre and has been in post for two years. There are up to 388  people detained at the centre with a  minimum age of 18.

What sport facilities can you offer the residents here?

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prison restraints and controls

Prison Officer Dave Littlefair has been teaching Control and Restraint (C&R) techniques for the last ten years. Six months ago he was appointed to the post of NW Prison Officer Entry Level Training (POELT) Co-ordinator. His daily task is to supervise the eight week training course within which he is the specialist C&R Instructor and Examiner.The course includes a gap week during which delegates return to their home posting for practical experience.