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Do You Need to Fit Wheelchair Restraints?

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Every time you get in a car, you should put on a seatbelt. The seatbelt will keep you safe from injury if the driver needs to stop suddenly or turns sharply. While seatbelts are effective for everyone seated in the vehicle, what can you do if you transport passengers in wheelchairs? A wheelchair will roll freely along the floor of a vehicle. It will even slide if the brakes are applied. If the driver changes direction rapidly, the wheelchair will probably tip over, causing the wheelchair occupant to fall out. Some people have tried to solve the problem by having a passenger accompany the wheelchair to hold on to it tightly throughout the journey, but that is not a safe solution. To protect a wheelchair user effectively during a car journey, you must use wheelchair restraints.

What are wheelchair restraints?

There are various types of wheelchair restraints available to buy, but they all serve a common purpose. The wheelchair restraints will anchor the wheelchair firmly to the vehicle floor so that it can't move throughout the journey. They may employ simple ties to hold the wheelchair in position, or they might use a retractable belt. Many restraints will include a shoulder belt or a similar solution to prevent the wheelchair occupant from flying forwards out of the chair when the vehicle stops.

Who will apply the wheelchair restraints?

There are wheelchair restraints that can be attached by the wheelchair user, and there are other wheelchair restraints that can only be fitted by someone else. Some restraints even require the driver to press a button to unlock them before the wheelchairs can be moved. Your choice of restraints will be determined both by the number of people you have available to fit the restraints and the capacity of the wheelchair user to safely fit the restraints.

How will the restraints be operated?

There are two choices for restraint operation. You could select either manual or automatic wheelchair restraints. Automatic restraints require the wheelchair to be correctly aligned with the restraint and then carefully moved into position so that the interface bracket on the chair locks with the restraint. Manual wheelchair restraints need someone to secure the belts for each restraint and can often take much longer to secure and release at the end of each journey. Depending on how many wheelchair users you want to transport and the amount of time you have at the beginning and end of each journey, you may prefer one type of restraint over the other.


24 September 2021