Bariquins’ newsletter for Winter 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Welcome to the Winter 2018 edition of the


In this newsletter:

  • Our New Bariatric Training Courses
  • Bariatric Awareness Demonstration Day Report
  • Barry & Benny's Round-Up

Scroll down for more details.


Our New Bariatric Training Courses

Bariquins are pleased to announce its collaboration with Diligent TrainingSpectrum HealthcareAlison Meadows Training & Development and Disabled Living to provide bariatric-based training courses.

The courses have been created to give a practical insight into the care of plus-size people within the health and social care environment, highlighting the specific challenges that this brings. 

Training courses are now available with instruction providing practical knowledge in the following areas:

  • Moving & Handling the Plus-Size Patient
  • Emergency Evacuation of Plus-Size Immobile People
  • First Aid for the Bariatric Casualty
  • Moving & Handling the Plus-Size Patient Train-the-Trainer

The training sessions are for classes of 9 trainees and can be held at the host organisation's premises or at another location if suitable classroom facilities are not available.

There is a minimum of two trainers per course and duration depends on the course content; From one day for the 'Moving & Handling the Plus-Size Patient' course to five days for the 'Moving & Handling the Plus-Size Patient Train-the-Trainer' course.

Pricing starts at £1850 + VAT for the 'Moving & Handling the Plus-Size Patient' course.

For more information on how Bariquins and training can help your organisation, please contact

Our Bariatric Awareness Demonstration Day
Bariquins held a Bariatric Awareness Demonstration Day

In October, Bariquins held their first Bariatric Awareness Demonstration Day assisted by our training partners Diligent TrainingSpectrum HealthcareAlison Meadows Training & Development and Disabled Living.

The aim of the event was to highlight the considerations when moving and handling a plus-size person to prevent musculoskeletal injuries to the carer or responder whilst maintaining the dignity and safety of the person being moved.

The event was held at Disabled Living in Manchester where guests were shown how easily it is to assemble a Bariquin. The Bariquin was then used in practical exercises involving patient-moving hoists, evacuation from a bed and down a stairwell, as well as First Aid instruction.

Delegates attending the event came from healthcare organisations, the emergency services and the third sector. All those attending the Awareness Day, as well as the subject trainers themselves, enjoyed the presentations. Delegates were even keen to get involved in the practical exercises.

Following the Awareness Day, the representatives of all the companies involved assessed the event and the unanimous decision was "Let's do this again!'

We intend to put on more Awareness Days in the New Year and we will publicise them when all the details have been confirmed. We hope to present at other locations around the UK.

If you are interested and would like to register for attendance at any future events, please email us at


Barry & Benny's Round-Up

In this regular section, we'll be looking at news from Bariquins and other pieces of interest that have occurred since the last newsletter.

Once again, Bariquins exhibited at the Emergency Services Show back in September. As has become normal for Barry and Benny, there was plenty of interest shown in them, with some strong leads from potential customers.

A big 'Thank You' from Barry and Benny for visiting us at the stand. It was good to see you there, whether you saw us for the first time or came along to say 'Hello' again.

Another big 'Thank You' to Neal Pickersgill of Technical Rescue Training UK Ltd who was on hand at our stand too. One question Barry and Benny both have for Neal is 'Who don't you know?' as it appeared that everyone had some connection with Neal.

We've already booked for 2019 and you won't be surprised to learn that we will be posting more details nearer the time.

A brief word on Brexit:


That's enough on that subject.




Until next newsletter, Stay Safe & Healthy.

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