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Patient Handling Training Manikins

‚ÄčA versatile manikin which is ideal for safe lifting and handling training, and emergency evacuation planning.

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The Patient Handling Manikin has been developed out of the desire to help improve lifting and handling training within the healthcare industry. The frequency of musculoskeletal injury within the healthcare sector is statistically higher than in other industries and therefore regular, effective training has never been so important.


Working with professionals in the UK National Health Service (NHS) we have developed our Patient Handling Manikin to be an effective tool for teaching moving and handling techniques that maintain the safety of the caregiver and dignity of the patient. Proof of regular training also helps to mitigate the risk of litigation in the unfortunate event of a patient injury.

When developing this manikin for healthcare training, we consulted with manual handling coordinators in several hospitals to refine and develop the features of the Patient Handling Manikin. We are confident that it fulfils the needs of most lifting and handling training carried out within the healthcare sector.

We would always recommend where possible, that you consider the 50kg as the industry standard – not only does this provide a more realistic weight for your training, but it performs better without adaptations. The 30kg model provides a lighter weight manikin but is delivered with additional weighted boots which are used for hoist work to provide added weight to the legs. 




Available worldwide through a network of Distributors. Find your local stockist using our map, or call 01490 413 282.


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Moving and handling heavy items carries certain risks. Please read and distribute these guides to all involved in using our training dummies

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We are committed to helping you to achieve your training goals. In order to help us to learn more about the needs of the industry, Ruth Lee Ltd is also a member of the National Back Exchange, the UK association whose goal is to develop, disseminate and promote evidence-based best-practise in the healthcare industry.

With more than 25 years of experience in the design and manufacture of training manikins, our products are tough enough for the fire service and military, soft jointed to help prevent pinch injuries and are weighted proportionately to be anatomically correct, for more realistic training.

Our Patient Handling Manikins have been designed in consultation with experts including occupational therapists, nurses and moving and handling coordinators within the NHS and several large Care Providers, making sure that we provide you with the very best manikins for your training.



Available in 2 weights 30Kg (32Kg when weighted boots are added for hoist work) & 50Kg.

An essential moving and handling manikin for patient handling training.




Just a few of our customers in the Health & Care sector in the UK

Age UK - Training Centres
Bedford NHS Hospital
Beechdales Health Centre - Walsall
Bristol Royal Infirmary
BUPA Care Services
Cambridge University Hospital
Care Principals Ltd
Castleford & Normington District Hospital
Colchester Hospital NHS
Conwy & Denbighshire NHS Trust
Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust
Ealing Hospital NHS ICO trust
East Cheshire NHS Trust
East Surrey Hospital
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Epsom & St Helier Uni Hospital NHS Trust
Frimley park hospital
Glenfield General Hospital - Leicester
Handle With Care Training Ltd
Hazelhurst Nursing Home
Hospital Aids
LPS Training & Consultancy
Nelson Hospital - London
Nottingham University Hospital  NHS Trust
Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital NHS FT
Royal Marsden Hospital - London
Sandwell Primary Care Trust
Sherwood Forest Hospitals
Southampton General Hospital
Stretford Memorial Hospital
Sunderland Royal Hospital
The Care Bureau
The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS
The Wellington Hospital
West Suffolk Hospital
Princess Alexander Hospital - Loganholme

Available Sizes

Name Code Height (m) Weight (kg) NATO Stock No
30Kg Patient RLNPH30 1.65 30  
50Kg Patient RLNPH50 1.65 50  

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