The Fibrelight BOB Dummy is a training aid to practice recovering an unconscious casualty with the Fibrelight MOB Recovery Cradles.
BOB+ provides an option for users who require a dummy for a longer training session or one that involves time ‘out of the water’.
BOB+ uses a coated polyester outer but also has a polyurethane liner, which means that it will hold water for longer usage or on land for a short period.
BOB+ will retain 80% of its starting weight after 3 hours on land.
As with BOB, BOB+ is very easy to refill.
For prolonged usage, BOB+ will retain its weight for much longer than the original BOB.
Both training aids are designed to be treated as if they were a real life casualty and therefore should be given the same respect as if they were a human.
BOB is easy to stow when not in use and is popular with many users including training schools, fishing vessels and leisure boats.
The Fibrelight Dummy has been fitted with straps across its body and legs to aid with the recovery, these allow a hook or pole to be inserted into a loop to bring the Dummy alongside the vessel before it the recovery drills are then performed with the Fibrelight Cradle.
Once training is complete the Fibrelight Dummy can be emptied of water via the neck opening, rinsed with fresh water and then dried before being rolled up and stowed away.
- Width: 0.6m
- Length: 1.74m
- Weight (when stored): 1.2 kgs
- Weight (when full): Up to 55 kgs
The Fibrelight BOB Dummy is filled with water to the desired weight level via the head opening from buckets or a deck hose.
The neck of the Dummy is then rolled up and fastened forcing an air pocket into the Dummy; this along with the closed-celled foam will give buoyancy.
The Dummy should then be carefully placed overboard feet first; this gives the Dummy a realistic ‘head up’ form in the water.
Patents / Certificates:
Certificate of Design Registration (IPO): 5003208