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Outreach Rescue praise water-fillable suit as “…a game changer for bariatric training.”

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We have been manufacturing rescue training manikins for over 30 years and in that time have we have established some great partnerships with our customers.

As well as providing feedback, some of our customers help us to test new products, which is an essential element of our product development. Through learning from their expertise of rescue training, we have been able to develop a range of training manikins which are well-suited to specific, specialist training scenarios.

Outreach Rescue, have been instrumental in the design and development of a number of our rescue training manikins. Their reputation in the field of specialist rescue training is highly-regarded across the country (and also across the world, with many international visitors attending their residential programmes).

From their base in North Wales they  provide a wide variety of training courses. Set in 34 acres their site includes outstanding facilities for simulating rescues and with Snowdonia on their doorstep, they have an impressive array of water and technical rescue locations on their doorstep. Outreach also works with a number of approved centres across the country to provide training.

Recently the team at Outreach assisted with the testing of our Water-fillable Bariatric Suit. We were aware that bariatric training requirements were increasing and wanted to give our customers a solution where just one person could set up the training scenario.

The Water-fillable Bariatric suit can convert an adult Duty manikin into a bariatric using water.  This kit allows one trainer to position the manikin in a difficult access location (such as the high cab of an articulated lorry for example) and then add up to 150kg of additional weight using a hosepipe.

Outreach were so impressed with the equipment that they purchased the first suit themselves. They have used this kit in various scenarios, including within a hospital environment where they have helped train emergency evacuation procedures for bariatric patients undergoing surgery.

Tony Emsley, Managing Director at Outreach Rescue said,

“Your Water-Bariatric suit is a game changer for bariatric training. We have rigged exercises where they could not previously be set up. It has been a massive eye opener for some as to the reality of the situations they may be faced with. It is not possible to have a 'suitable and sufficient' rescue or evacuation plan, if you have not tried it and trained it.”

As Outreach Rescue are experts in bariatric rescue, we were thrilled to hear that the product works so well for this sort of training.


To find out more about our range of bariatric training manikins, please click here. To learn more about the courses offered by Outreach, visit their website www.outreachrescue.com

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