Rescue Training Manikins & Fire Safety Products

Patient Handling

For all Health & Safety training scenarios including: early mobilisation, emergency evacuation and working with lifting/transfer and evacuation equipment



Moving and handling heavy items carries certain risks. Please read and distribute these guides to all involved in using our training dummies.

  1. Equipment Note for Ruth Lee Rescue Training Dummies
  2. Risk Assessment for the General Handling and Transportation of Training Dummies
  3. Patient Handling Data Sheet

Product Details

The Patient Handling manikin was designed in direct response to the growing demand for a safe ‘volunteer’ to use in health and safety training within Hospital and Care settings. In many instances, workers need safe and sufficient training to make sure they can use lifting/transfer/evacuation equipment safely and that they continue to use effective moving and handling skills that help to prevent injury.

Musculoskeletal injury through incorrect lifting techniques is extremely common in healthcare industry workers across Canada. CCOHS (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety) gives advice on ergonomic safe patient handling and is a good source of information for how to train a more resilient workforce. 

These manikins are also a great tool for colleges and universities offering health, nursing, or social care courses where the safe handling of people is a key component of the course.  Using a manikin means you can learn through repetition as there is no risk to a ‘volunteer’.

Did you know that any business which has more than 50 employees working in a building, must prepare an emergency evacuation plan for, including for those who require special assistance? Ruth Lee manikins are often used in evacuation training – after all, a plan is good, but you need to make sure all staff are competent to complete that plan in a genuine emergency. Manikins are the ideal tool for this.


  • Ideal lifting and handling manikin.
  • Using manikins helps to maintain physical distancing guidelines and reduces person-to-person contact.Anatomically correct weight distribution gives the 'feel' of a real patient/client - adult size and 'real world' weight for realistic training.
  • Constructed with an elongated plastic spine which allows the manikin to sit upright in bed, a wheelchair or hoist - essentially acting as a ‘conscious’ patient would.
  • A strong webbing loop at the back allows easy handling and storage.
  • Soft body joints to eliminate the risk of pinch welts and bruising; common injuries when using plastic bodied manikins.
  • An immobilisation/extrication collar can be fitted around the neck of our adult manikins to promote proper casualty care.
  • Supplied with pyjamas which are easily washable for improved hygiene in hospital and care facilities.
  • Comes complete with soft boots are available as an additional product if damaged.
  • Now constructed in Polyester: conforms to BS EN ISO 6330), OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 and ISO 17050-1 - the material is tough, safe to handle and very easy to clean.



Many healthcare customers in the UK are already using manikins for their lifting and handling training.

  • Age UK - Training Centres
  • Bedford NHS Hospital
  • Beechdales Health Centre - Walsall
  • Bristol Royal Infirmary
  • BUPA Care Services
  • Cambridge University Hospital
  • Careflight
  • Care Principals Ltd
  • Castleford & Normington District Hospital
  • Colchester Hospital NHS
  • Conwy & Denbighshire NHS Trust
  • Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust
  • Ealing Hospital NHS ICO trust
  • East Cheshire NHS Trust
  • East Surrey Hospital
  • East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Epsom & St Helier Uni Hospital NHS Trust
  • Frimley park hospital
  • Glenfield General Hospital - Leicester
  • Handle With Care Training Ltd
  • Hazelhurst Nursing Home
  • Hospital Aids
  • LPS Training & Consultancy
  • Nelson Hospital - London
  • Nottingham University Hospital  NHS Trust
  • Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
  • RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital NHS FT
  • Royal Marsden Hospital - London
  • Sandwell Primary Care Trust
  • Sherwood Forest Hospitals
  • Southampton General Hospital
  • Stretford Memorial Hospital
  • Sunderland royal Hospital
  • The Care Bureau
  • The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS
  • The Wellington Hospital
  • West Suffolk Hospital
  • Princess Alexander Hospital - Loganholme


Available in 3 weights: 20, 30 & 50Kg. The 30Kg model can be considered to be the industry standard.

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20kg Youth

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30kg Light Adult Plus

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50kg Standard Adult Plus

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Carry All Bag

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Light Adult 30kg Patient Handling Discontinued

Replacement Patient Handling Pyjamas

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