The Patient Handling Manikin has been developed out of the desire to help improve lifting and handling training within the healthcare industry. The frequency of musculoskeletal injury within the healthcare sector is statistically higher than in other industries and therefore regular, effective training has never been so important.


  • Designed and tested with moving and handling experts to provide the perfect manikin for patient handling training.
  • Constructed with an elongated plastic spine that allows the manikin to sit upright in bed, a wheelchair or hoist - essentially acting as a ‘conscious’ patient would.
  • Constructed with plastic strips in the thigh to prevent too much bend when hoisting.
  • The arms and legs are detachable at the shoulder and knee respectively, meaning you can simulate an amputee in training. Likewise, removing the arms and legs makes the manikin easier and lighter to move independently to set up training or transport between sites.
  • Soft body joints to eliminate the risk of pinch welts and bruising; common injuries when using plastic bodied manikins.
  • Additional weight has been added to the bottom area to enable it to sit better in a sling, chair or wheelchair.
  • Velcro straps at the wrist allow trainers to keep the arms together, strap one arm up in a sling position during hoisting, or to hold onto the sling.
  • An immobilisation/extrication collar can be fitted around the neck of our adult manikins to promote proper casualty care.
  • Supplied undressed, so that you can dress it according to your scenario in pyjamas or day clothing - we advise that you wash clothing between training sessions.
  • The 30kg manikin comes complete with weighted (with additional grip on the soles) and un-weighted soft feet. The weighted feet are for bed work, or when using a wheelchair. The unweighted are for sling/hoist work.
  • The 50kg manikin comes with weighted feet only. 
  • Constructed from the same flame retardant material used in Police ballistic/stab vests: (conforms to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, BS EN ISO 12947-2 & 14116: 2008)- the material is tough, safe to handle and very easy to clean.
  • The body of the manikin comes as standard in beige. 
  • Using manikins helps to maintain social distancing guidelines and reduced person-to-person contact.


  • RLNPH30- 30Kg (32Kg when weighted boots are added for hoist work).
  • RLNPH50- 50Kg.


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

View / Download Patient Handling Datasheet

View / Download Risk Assessment for the General Handling and Transportation of Training Manikins

View / Download Equipment Note for Ruth Lee Rescue Training Dummies

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