The standard General Purpose Dummy is ideal for all the general rescue scenarios, but when you need to practice a rescue scenario where the dummy needs to be doused in water such as a chemical spillage, or lay for long periods in a constantly wet storm-water drain, foul water or wet cave rescue then the HazMat dummy is the one you need.
Instead of the heavy duty canvas of the standard General Purpose Dummy the HazMat dummy has a carcass of nylon reinforced PVC which is will withstand continuous wet conditions.
The dummy is supplied with an overall similar to the Water Rescue dummies made of polyurethane coated polyester.
Available in 3 weights from the light adult 30kg to the heavy 70kg adult.
At the end of the rescue exercise hose the dummy down with fresh water and hang up to dry – it will dry quickly.
Note that this dummy has normal weighting so do not put it into deep water – it will sink ! For deep water rescue scenarios use the Water Rescue dummy which is designed to float appropriately.
The internal construction is the same as the General Purpose dummy, described below.
Crucially, these dummies totally eliminate the risk of pinch welts and bruising being inflicted on trainees, a common injury when using plastic bodied dummies which usually have hard limb joints – for example when a hard knee joint folds over the forearm of a trainee. Our dummies have soft outer layers and have no hard joints – in fact you can forcibly wrap a knee joint around a trainees forearm with no risk of injury.
These dummies are tough enough to be buried under concrete, have steel lintels, concrete slabs, trees or motor vehicles laid upon them to present a realistic scenarios for rescuers.
The protective overalls keep the dummy clean, and greatly increases the lifespan; they are produced using polyurethane coated polyester and are reinforced with high density polypropylene webbing in identified high stress areas. The ends of the arms are left open to allow rapid drainage of water when retrieving or washing after the exercise. The machine washable overalls are fitted to all sizes of dummy.
The HazMat dummies can be used in temperatures up to 100ºC. Above this temperature or where ‘flash-over’ may occur we recommend using our Flame Retardant Rescue Dummy.
All HazMat dummies are supplied complete with Wellington boots. The boots protect the legs if the dummy is dragged along the ground.
All dummies are screen printed on he head with a warning triangle, a handling risk note and space for you to record the asset number the date of purchase on the head.n now remove the red head cover and wash it.
As can be seen from the image above with the overalls removed, the HazMat dummy has an outer carcass of tough nylon reinforced PVC with all seams double stitched. High density polypropylene webbing provides extra strength and durability, especially at the high stress points.
The flexible inner core is weighted to human proportions using 2Kg packets of 5-10 mm crushed, washed stone aggregate. The weight packets are then sewn into a nylon inner, with all these body parts (arms, legs, chest etc) tied to the outer carcass using Polypropylene webbing. This method of construction prevents ‘slumping’ of the weight pouches and allows the dummy to maintain it’s shape when in use.
These inner components are separated and padded using 25mm polyurethane foam which results in a dummy with the life-like feel of a real casualty.
The new shaped head, also recently introduced, allows the fitting of most types of immobilisation collars, allowing this additional technique to be included in the training scenario.
If the head gets badly soiled you can now remove the red head cover and wash it.