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 Training, Spectrum Healthcare, Alison 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
In October, Bariquins held their first Bariatric Awareness Demonstration Day assisted by our training partners Diligent Training, Spectrum Healthcare, Alison 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.
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
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.
Until next newsletter, Stay Safe & Healthy.
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