Casualties Union

A registered charity and independent voluntary organisation, that provides acting and reacting casualties and patients for the medical profession, emergency services and those teaching first aid, nursing and rescue.

What we do…

Acting

Making the incident feel as realistic as possible to all involved

Staging

We pride ourselves on the realism of our incident staging

Makeup

Professional makeup techniques add to the realism of the injury and training

Who we are

We are unpaid volunteers, giving up spare time to perfect techniques and assist clients with their training

What we do

We create the illusion of illness or injury by makeup, staging and acting

Who we work with

First aiders, paramedics, doctors, nurses, police, fire-fighters, rescue teams and more

9

Operating since 1942

Casualties Union are experienced working with all agencies

9

Professional Services

All members undergo a comprehensive training programme in acting, staging & makeup

9

Large UK network

With over 300 members we can usually provide our services in your area

9

Charity organisation

We are a registered not-for-profit charity so can suggest a level of donation for your exercise. Our members are covered by public liability insurance

Casualties Union is a charity registered in England and Wales (234672), and an independent voluntary organisation. We provide acting and reacting casualties and patients for the medical profession, the emergency services, and those who teach first aid, nursing and rescue.

Our members use makeup and acting skills that have evolved since 1942 to a standard that is accepted and used by the UK’s top training hospitals, industry and emergency services.

All our injuries and acting are carefully researched and practised until perfect. We are extremely grateful to some of the country’s most eminent medical people who advise us and guide us.

Our vision is that all victims of sudden accident or medical emergency should benefit from the skills of their rescuers and carers who, in turn, had benefited from the realism we provide in their training.

Casualties Union has decades worth of experience 

Casualties Union evolved from the Surrey County Civil Defence Rescue School, set up during WWII by Eric Claxton to train in bringing bomb victims out of damaged buildings. He ran courses in which acting, made-up casualties were used to teach skills to rescuers. Casualties Union evolved from this school in 1942 and we are still going strong many decades later!

Some of our Clients

Contact Us

PO Box 1942, London E17 6YU

0870 0780 590 (national rates)

hq.cu@casualtiesunion.org.uk