After launching their bariatric training mannequin at last year’s Emergency Services Show, Bariquins are back for their second year at the exhibition.
With the prevalence of obesity becoming an everyday issue in the emergency and health care sectors, Bariquins’ mannequins have been designed to assist training personnel working within such areas, to safely and efficiently manoeuvre or rescue plus-size people whilst maintaining their subject’s dignity.
A Bariquin mannequin weighs 25 stone, that’s 350lb or 159kg but can be carried by just one person -providing it’s not assembled. Each Bariquin consists of 15 weighted sections, a jacket and realistic looking head, hands and feet. The biggest sections are 16kg (that’s less than your flight suitcase) with handles fitted to all the heavier parts. Decals and markings aid assembly, allowing it to be put together in less
than 10 minutes.
As a Bariquin can be placed in both prone and sitting positions, a variety of scenarios can be rehearsed, enabling organisations to become more proficient when dealing with casualties or patients who suffer from obesity. That can translate to less time at incidents, fewer manual handling injuries to staff or their patient, new techniques devised or existing ones improved.
Bariquins is at Stand P37, directly facing the West Midlands Fire Service section.