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    The first fully automatic rear-facing wheelchair securement station that allows wheelchair and scooter passengers to self-secure. All in under 25 seconds - without requiring the driver to leave their seat to help.
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    The first fully integrated, forward facing wheelchair securement station specifically designed and tested for transit wheelchair passenger transportation.

    Designed by Q'Straint
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    With our all-new OMNI Approved Anchor System, you can mix and match retractors & manual belts from Q’Straint & Sure-Lok.

    OMNI takes the guess work out of securing your passengers.

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    Victoria Arlen, a gold and silver medal winning para-athlete swimmer with multiple world records has been named a brand ambassador for Q’Straint.

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    The next step in Independent Wheelchair Securement. The QLK-150 is the perfect solution for those looking to drive their own vehicle or want to quickly secure their wheelchair using a single point system.

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    A fully adaptable and modular bolt-in solution that was designed with operators in mind. Ideal for both new and retrofit applications.

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Fleet Evaluation Program

Q’Straint and Sure-Lok are joining forces in a special program to help transportation officials assure the safety of their fleets.

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One-Touch Securement

The first rear-facing, automated wheelchair station that lets mobility passengers self-secure in under 25 seconds

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Dock. Drive. Discover.

The next step in Independent Wheelchair Securement is here. The perfect solution for those who want to drive their own vehicle.

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Ahead of the Curve

Get to know the all-new QRT-360. The only securement system to meet the new WC18/19 requirements a full year ahead of their effective dates.

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The iQ Research Center of Excellence, which includes a new HYGE™ crash simulation system or “test sled,” is a world‐class research and design facility which furthers innovation and enhances the company’s product development capabilities.

 



About Us

For 30 years, Q'Straint has remained focused on one vision:

To develop the world's most effective wheelchair passenger safety solutions for public and private transportation.

Today, Q'Straint is a global company with a local network of representatives serving our customers in over 50 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Oceania, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

 

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    I attended Q’Straint’s National Training Securement Seminar, and from the time I arrived to the time I left, I can say one thing: Q’Straint is 1st class all the way!

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New WC18 Standards Will Provide Increased Safety for Wheelchair Passenger Transport

With safety as the number one priority in wheelchair transportation, the Rehabilitation Engineering Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) updated the WC18 standards for wheelchair tie-down and occupant restraint systems (WTORS) which will take effect in December 2015.

Currently, WC18 requires that WTORS withstand a sled impact test using a 30mph/20g crash pulse, a 187 lb. surrogate wheelchair and a 170 lb. midsize adult male crash-test dummy where the lap belt is anchored to the vehicle. Since new WC19 standards now require the availability of an optional wheelchair–anchored lap belt to hold the occupant into place, RESNA had to address the higher wheelchair forces that would be transmitted to the tiedown/securement systems when a person riding in a wheelchair is using that lap belt. As a result, RESNA developed the new WC18 standard requiring that WTORS must also be able to withstand the increased forces generated in a second impact test, in which the 170 lb. crash-test dummy is restrained by a lap belt that is anchored to the surrogate wheelchair rather than to the vehicle itself.

“Manufacturers of wheelchair and occupant restraint systems and those responsible for transporting people dependent on wheelchairs are planning now for the new safety regulations,” said Bob Joseph, VP of Business Development for Q’Straint, a global leader in developing innovative solutions for wheelchair passenger travel. “One way to ensure compliance with the new WC18 standards by the December 2015 deadline is to consider equipment upgrades to transportation fleets and personal mobility vehicles in advance.”

Q’Straint has embraced the new WC18 standards by developing and offering the QRT-360, the first retractor to meet the requirements, which demonstrates the company’s increasing commitment to the safety of travelers seated in wheelchairs. The QRT-360 is the first 4-point, heavy duty, fully automatic retractable tie-down system designed, engineered and built to perform successfully in the required 30mph frontal crash when a wheelchair passenger is traveling in a motor vehicle and is using the optional lap belt as discussed above. It also offers a shortened retractor footprint that allows for more flexibility in vehicle anchor-point locations to better accommodate large wheelchairs. The revolutionary new product is therefore compatible with the widest variety of wheelchairs and is an acceptable solution to wheelchair securement in all types of motor vehicles.

In addition, the self-tensioning tie-down system automatically tightens the straps during small wheelchair movements that occur during travel to eliminate slack. The belts continue to tighten during low-g vehicle accelerations, thereby further reducing the potential for wheelchair movement in the event of a collision. The webbing used in this system has also been redesigned and is twice as strong as the material used with other wheelchair and occupant restraint systems.

“The benefits of the new WC18 standards address not only improved passenger safety, but also offer a more efficient and independent securement process,” adds Joseph. “All industry transit providers and those with private vehicles should begin their preparations for complying and update themselves on the new standards and the products that meet these standards.”

As background, WC19 was the first industry standard in the U.S. for wheelchair manufacturers to address the design and performance of wheelchairs used as seats in motor vehicles. WC18 governs the systems used to safely secure the wheelchairs within the personal or commercial vehicle.

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