Use of Physical and or Mechanical Restraint during Road based Transport of Mental Health Patients

Applicable to: This policy is applicable to Transport Officers involved in the road-based transportation of mental health patients in the metropolitan area and WACHS (Bunbury Health Campus only).

Description: The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to Transport Officers executing a Transport Order (Form 4A) under the Mental Health Act 2014 (MHA 2014) in the use of reasonable force through physical and/or mechanical restraint for mental health patients during road-based transportation.

This policy is to be read in conjunction with: 

Minor amendment to version MP 0060/17 v.1.1, updated reference to Standards and amended broken link, revised version MP 0060/17 v.1.2


Date of effect: 06 September 2017 to 30 June 2020

Policy Framework