The General Duty dummies are popular models for the common rescue scenarios such as height, confined space, USAR, RTA etc, and general handling exercises.
They are weighted to produce an anatomically correct weight distribution and the 'feel' of an unconscious patient. 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. These 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. The overalls are made of tough polyester material, (the same material as used on ballistic/stab jackets,) with high-density polypropylene webbing double stitched in the identified high stress areas. The machine washable overalls are fitted to all sizes of dummy. The General Duty dummies can be used in temperatures up to 100ºC.
All training dummies of 20Kg and over are supplied complete with gum boots. The boots protect the legs if the dummy is dragged along the ground. The General Duty dummy is ideally suited to either wet or dry rescue conditions. If it gets wet it needs to be hung in a dry airy place to dry before storage. All dummies are screen printed with a warning triangle, a handling risk note and space for you to record the asset number the date of purchase on the head. These dummies have been issued with NATO stock numbers and are standard issue to armed forces around the world.
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 rope. 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 contained in nylon liners which results in a dummy with the life-like feel of a real casualty. High density polypropylene webbing provides extra strength and durability, especially at the high stress points.
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