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Ligature Training Manikin


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Tragically, death by suicide is an increasing problem in society, and this manikin has been designed to help professionals train to face this situation effectively and sensitively. In high-risk environments or institutions which house vulnerable people, such as Mental Health Hospitals, Police Stations and Prisons, suicide by hanging is tragically high.

Staff who might face and need to manage suicides and self-harm regularly need the correct training to operate this safely. Training includes using a hook knife to release a ligature properly. This specialist manikin has been designed to allow teams to learn to effectively and sensitively manage this situation. This manikin has anatomical features that will enable you to practise airway management skills, hoping to revive someone found hanging.

Features & Benefits

  • The manikin has anatomical landmarks, including the sternum, rib cage, and substernal notch. The trainer also contains teeth, uvula, vocal cords, glottis, epiglottis, larynx, arytenoid cartilage, trachea, oesophagus, inflatable lungs and stomach. It allows for the placement of a nasogastric tube and accepts Combitube®, E.O.A., E.G.T.A., P.T.L. and i-gel® airways.
  • The manikin’s realistic knee joints are more than just a feature-they promote correct manual handling techniques, including the crucial preservation of the C-spine, enhancing the realism and effectiveness of your training sessions.
  • The special D-ring feature enables easy suspension without damaging the manikin.

Who Uses Them?

  • Hospitals and NHS Trusts
  • Police & Prison Services
  • Mental Health & Learning Disability Institutions
  • Fire & Rescue Services

Product Details

  • An innovative product from Ruth Lee to support professional carers and staff from the Emergency Services to safely and sensitively handle ligature suicides.
  • The manikin is 1.8m and weighs 25 kg.

Special Materials

The manikin overalls are constructed from the same flame-retardant material used in Police ballistic/stab vests, offering 4x the strength and abrasion resistance of 16oz canvas or P.V.C. (conforms to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, BS EN ISO 12947-2 & 14116: 2008). The webbing is High-density polypropylene (25mm rated to 207 Kg, 50mm rated to 440 Kg).

Not Suited For

  • Use in hot fire training – See our Fire House manikin.
  • Use in water – See our Water Rescue range.

Available Sizes

Name Code Height (m) Weight (kg) NATO Stock No
Adult RLNLAW/TOR 1.8 25