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Research shows:

  • 41% of staff in ambulance trusts reported experiencing musculoskeletal problems due to work related activities
  • Ambulance workers are more prone to early retirement on medical grounds than the general working population and workers in other health occupations
  • Ambulance workers also have more musculoskeletal problems than the general population
  • In English hospitals alone, visits linked to obesity increased ten-fold from 52,000 in 2006 to 520,000 in 2016
  • The number of people suffering from morbid obesity in Great Britain is projected to reach 4 million by 2035


How Bariquins Can Help


Bariquins provides training in bariatric casualty and bariatric patient moving and handling courses. These range from Basic level to Train-the-Trainer standards. The courses give practical instruction on dealing safely with plus-size people in emergency scenarios (bariatric casualty) or in the care environment (bariatric patient). For more details, go to our Training page.


Bariquins also supply bariatric training mannequins which can be rented, leased or bought. Click on the links to find more details or scroll down to view our video.




A Bariquin mannequin is ideal for Ambulance and Paramedic training due to its human-like features, the quality of its manufacture and its lifelike joint movement. The impact-resistant, non-rot micrAgard material used to make the casing of the Bariquins is also anti-microbial, fluid-repellent and wipe-clean. It is also washable with mild soap and water to preserve its appearance. The strong webbing is wipe-clean too. This all ensures that these mannequins can undergo robust training rehearsals and still look good. In addition, the superior appearance of the Bariquin will complement your organisation’s professional reputation. Pictograms on each of the component parts of a Bariquin ensure assembly and separation of the Bariquin’s parts is swift and straightforward.

The innovative Bariquins design allows a single trainer to transport the 25 stone mannequin –when not assembled- between different venues. This allows individual instructors to attend the training groups’ location rather than numerous trainees travelling from their usual venues. This reduces the associated expense and disruption of such arrangements.

A portable roll-cage, capable of being disassembled, is also available from Bariquins. This lets solo instructors unload the mannequin from their vehicle or remove it from storage and wheel it to the demonstration area in a quick and safe manner.

A Bariquin even has advantages over a real person as it can be used in life-like scenarios where a person cannot be used –for instance, in collapses in tightly confined spaces or overturned cars. Neither will he tire or be embarrassed or injured during training.

In the unlikely event that the tough casing of the mannequin is accidently pierced or sliced, the relevant individual section can be replaced or repaired –much cheaper than sending a complete mannequin for repair or disposing of it all together. Each section of a Bariquin mannequin is filled with recycled rubber crumb, a non-hazardous substance which has undergone a rigorous process to remove all impurities and can easily be cleared up. The choice of this eco-friendly filling used in all Bariquins can also enhance your organisation’s environmental policy.

All Bariquins come with a 12 months guarantee to be free from defects in design, material and workmanship.

And when all the training is complete, the Bariquin can be stored in its roll-cage or storage boxes. It doesn’t have to be thrown in the corner of a garage or dropped on the store room floor, to become a safety hazard in itself.


See the advantages that the Bariquin has for the Ambulance and Paramedic Services.




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