Here’s the reason why we should use a manikin:
1. REDUCES RISK
You are training to save lives – don’t risk a live volunteer as you train for a genuine emergency.Ruth Lee Ltd
First of all, it is extremely dangerous for volunteers to accompany rescue training in a dangerous environment. For example, waiting on the exposed mountainside, hide beneath the rubble, or stay out in open water for prolonged periods of time. Meanwhile, a manikin can be placed in situ several hours before training begins…and will never complain about being cold, sore or tired! In short, using manikins will definitely decrease the risk taken in difficult training exercises.
2. REALISTIC CASUALTIES
Real people don’t always make realistic casualties! If mimicking an unconscious casualty, a volunteer will always unconsciously protect themselves. For example, taking a deep breath to float or moving limbs to prevent knocks.
3. DIFFERENT SHAPES AND SIZES
There are a lot of different manikins that come in all shapes and sizes, from a 5kg baby to a 260kg bariatric adult. In addition, these manikins are designed to accurately represent an unconscious casualty, with correct human weight proportions.
4. THEY CAN HANDLE A TOUGH TIME!
People are inherently breakable! Therefore, we have Ruth Lee manikins which are constructed from the same flame retardant Polyester used in Police ballistic/stab vests.
Unlike plastic bodied manikins, the Ruth Lee manikins are tough enough to be thrown from a second-story window. Similarly, driven over by a bus and buried under rubble without damage is not a problem too.
However, Ruth Lee always aims to deliver the strongest possible manikins to stand up to the rigors of the rescue training.