Bariquins newsletter June 2017
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Welcome to the June 2017 edition of the
Bariquins mannequins are made up of 15 weighted sections plus a jacket, head, hands and feet. The heaviest section weighs just 16kg (that's less than your flight suitcase). A Bariquin can be carried by one person (when not assembled) and takes less than 10 minutes to put together.
In this month's newsletter:
- Our new Non-Executive Director is announced
- Our new image-only instructions are introduced
- Reminder about the Emergency Services Show 2017
Scroll down for more details.
Bariquins appoints Non-Executive Director
Stephen brings to Bariquins 35 years’ experience of top level executive management in a range of well-known businesses across the North West.
Beginning his working life in chartered accountancy before moving into industry; his career has seen him responsible for significant growth at several organisations. His background of transforming start-ups will help drive Bariquins expansion in the high profile Manual Handling and Health & Safety Training marketplace.
Chris Jarratt, Managing Director, commented, “Stephen’s appointment feels like a significant step for our business. He will be a key member of the team in taking us to the next level of growth. Stephen has believed in us from the start, and his passion and commitment are going to be a huge asset, his knowledge of Healthcare and Health and Safety businesses over 25 years will be invaluable.”
Stephen added, “I have considered Bariquins to be one-to-watch for some time. Having been an informal advisor for the past year, I’m delighted to formalise my role. I firmly believe that Bariquins is at the beginning of a very exciting journey and is perfectly placed to take advantage of this rapidly developing sector. I will bring management expertise, leadership qualities and client focus to the business enabling structured growth with a totally innovative product.”
To ensure that a Bariquin is easy to assemble, we have had a set of visual instructions produced. The images give general maintenance tips as well as details for assembling a Bariquin in sitting and prone positions. Guidance is also given on fastening the easy-fit clothing that can be supplied with a Bariquin. When the mannequin is not in use, the instructions are kept in the handy storage pocket positioned on the inside the jacket's rear section.
These instructions are in addition to the 'Decal-Man' that indicates where each individual component is placed -see below.
Decal-Man has proved popular with everyone for his easy-to-understand yet informative purpose.
The new instructions, together with additional connector markings (detailed last month) and the decals ensure that assembling a Bariquin is straightforward. This applies whether it's your first time and no matter what your first language is.
Here's another reminder that Bariquins are back for their second year at the Emergency Services Show, at the NEC, Birmingham.
We've now managed to obtain a stand that's more centrally located. This year, we will be at Stand P37 which faces the West Midlands Fire Service display area.
The show is on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st September. Why not come along and see what a Bariquin is and how well they are made? When we exhibited last year, we got some great positive comments from all sectors. This is your chance to see what the buzz is about. Here's the link for a visitor pass. There's lots to see there and what's more, it's FREE entry! If you're interested, I'll be doing a more in-depth look at the exhibition next month.
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