Man Overboard Training Manikins

Otherwise known as ‘Dead Fred’ - used extensively by NATO forces, British and US Navies, 100% of UK Fire Services and all the sea rescue agencies including The RNLI and Coastguards - NATO stock number available

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MAN OVERBOARD TRAINING MANIKINS - otherwise known as 'Dead Fred'

 NATO STOCK NUMBER 6910-99-1519652

It is vital that effective MOB drills are conducted frequently with regular crew members on all vessels - these manikins have proven to be a vital tool in achieving that.

The secret to the performance of this manikin is the balance between the weighting and the buoyancy - the tough Nylon mesh carcass allows the water to penetrate rapidly and after a few minutes the legs will drop below the surface, resting at an angle of about 45 degrees with just the head and shoulders visable above the surface.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • This model can float horizontally or vertically to simulate a live person or dead body - it takes seconds to move the foam pieces in the overalls to achieve this.
  • A polypropylene loop to the back allows the manikin to be lowered into position or hung up to dry.
  • Bright orange overalls and SOLAS reflective tape on the head make the manikins very conspicuous in open water.
  • Polyethylene strips allow flexibility in and out of the water but prevent the manikin from bending in half when using stretchers or recovery devices like a Jason's Cradle.
  • Now has a Polyethylene strip extending from the back up through the neck and into the head to add additional support to the neck
  • Protective overalls and boots are user replaceable and greatly extend the life of the manikin

WHO USES THEM?

  • 100% of the UK Fire Services
  • Emergency service professionals around the world - we regularly export to 26 countries with the USA, Australia and Germany being our biggest markets.
  • MOD – these are the only water rescue manikins specified by the British Ministry of Defence - NATO stock number 6910-99-1519652
  • British Navy
  • US Navy
  • New York Fire Dept
  • Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation - DFRMO
  • RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution)
  • Yachting clubs
  • Fishing industry
  • Passenger ferries & shipping
  • Offshore industry
  • Ports
  • Coastguards/Lifeguards
  • Inland water rescue teams
  • Utility companies
  • Airports
  • Norwegian Army
  • Exxon Mobile
  • United States Coastguard
  • NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
  • Swedish Sea Rescue Society
  • Aberdeen Harbour Board
  • Adventure Scotland
  • Airservices Australia
  • Austal
  • Australian Department of Defence
  • Australian Helicopters
  • Australian Maritime Services
  • Australian Volunteers Coastguard
  • Brisbane Water Police
  • CHC Helicopters
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Region
  • Marine Rescue
  • NSW Rural Fire Service
  • Port of Portland Pty Ltd
  • Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
  • Rexel
  • State Emergecy Service
  • Surf Life Saving Club
  • Survitec
  • Toll Remote Logistics - Helicopters
  • Torres Pilots Pty Ltd
  • Victoria Sate Emergency Service
  • Volunteer Marine Rescue
  • Worksense
  • Malaysia Fire & Rescue Department (BOMBA)
  • Malaysia Civil Defence
  • Singapore Civil Defence
  • Singapore Changi Airport Academy
  • Portuguese Navy
  • Brazillian Navy

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Documentation

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

  1. Risk Assessment for the General Handling and Transportation of Training Dummies
  2. Equipment Note for Ruth Lee Rescue Training Dummies
  3. Water Rescue Floatation Foam Recommendations
  4. Data Sheet

PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Nylon mesh - conforms to BS3408/20
  • Reinforced P.V.C  - conforms to BS3408/20 and ISO 7854 1984
  • High density polypropylene webbing (25mm rated to 207Kg, 50mm rated to 440Kg)
  • SOLUS reflective tape - compliant with US Department of Transportation specification USCG 46 CFR, section 164.018 and International Maritime Organisation (IMO) resolution A.658(16).
  • Polypropylene plastic (conforms to DIN EN ISO 1873, Teil 1)
  • Non-absorbent closed cell foam - water absorption : 1 Day  < 0.1 (DIN 53428 1986) 28 Days  < 0.5% VOL
  • Made in the UK - all manikins conform strictly to our ISO9001:2008 standards.

Available Sizes

Name Code Height (m) Weight (kg) NATO Stock No
Youth RLNW20MO 1.3 20  
Adult RLNWMO 1.8 40 6910-99-1519652