SECUREMENT 101

Explore the basics of how a standard 4-Point wheelchair securement works, the products needed, and how they work together.

More than 30 years ago, Q’STRAINT introduced the world’s first fully integrated 4-Point wheelchair passenger securement system, which has become an industry standard the world over.

Each component of a 4-Point securement is designed, engineered and tested to work as one cohesive system. In the event of a collision or sudden stop, the system isolates the forward forces of the occupant from those of the chair by directing the chairs’ forces to the vehicle floor.

A COMPLETE 4-POINT SYSTEM INCLUDES:

4 RETRACTORS
OR TIE-DOWNS

Retractable QRT™ Series or manual belts for securing the wheelchair.

OCCUPANT
SECUREMENTS

Manual or combination lap and shoulder belts for securing the occupant.

4 FLOOR
ANCHORAGES

L Track, Pockets or Slide ‘N Click™ anchors fasten restraints to the floor.

RETRACTORS & TIE-DOWNS

RETRACTORS

The QRT series of retractors make up the most popular and proven 4-point systems in the world. The securement is process is quick and concise, and every retractor meets or exceeds all standards and regulations, including crash testing. The complete QRT line of retractors offers a solution for every need and every budget.

TIE-DOWNS

While not as easy to use or maintain, manual tie-down systems are still effective. Q’STRAINT offers a range of fully-tested manual tie-downs that use a cam or over-center buckle-design to safely secure wheelchair passengers.

All QRT Series and Manual Tie-downs can be used in virtually any application: School Bus, City Bus, Coach Bus, Para-Transit, Mini-van, Rail and WAV

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OCCUPANT SECUREMENTS

LAP BELTS

A single, non-retractable fixed-point belt, featuring a traditional ‘seatbelt’ type buckle and connector. These adjustable belts fit around the occupants’ waist and attach directly to rear retractors.

SHOULDER BELTS

A single, non-retractable fixed-point belt, which fits around the occupants’ shoulder and is then mounted directly to the vehicle sidewall and adjusted.

COMBINATION BELTS

Integrated belt systems incorporate both lap and shoulder belts together into one system. Available in both manual and retractable configurations, combination belts come affixed with retractors or fittings to suit your specific needs or vehicle layout. (Retractable Combination Belt with Height adjuster shown here).

All Occupant Securements can be used in virtually any application: School Bus, City Bus, Coach Bus, Para-Transit, Mini-van, Rail and WAV

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Occupant Securements

FLOOR ANCHORAGES

FIXED LOCATIONS

For vehicles with designated wheelchair securement locations using 4-Point Securements, fixed location floor anchorages are “Pockets” which are used to secure each retractor or tie-down to the floor.

Top-Down Bus View
Fixed wheelchair securement locations indicated by red X

FLEXIBLE LOCATIONS

The most widely used floor anchorage in the industry, L-Track is a length of pre-drilled track that can be installed throughout the vehicle and used to secure retractors or tie-downs to the floor and walls. The versatility of L-Track gives operators the freedom to accommodate virtually any 4-Point Securement location.

Top-Down Bus View
Flexible wheelchair securement locations can be along any point of the red lines indicated here

WHAT IS OMNI?

OMNI APPROVED L-Track, Slide ‘N Click and L-Pocket Anchorages can now be used with both Q’STRAINT & SURE-LOK retractors!*

Designed for agencies that require total flexibility in a mixed-brand environment, OMNI approved anchorages take the guess work out of securing your passengers. Just look for the OMNI Approved badge to know which anchorages are compatible with both Q’STRAINT and SURE-LOK systems.

IMPORTANT: All 4 retractors in a 4-point securement must be either Q’STRAINT or SURE-LOK — never mix brands. OMNI anchorages are strictly tested and certified to be used with approved Q’STRAINT and SURE-LOK systems. Other non-approved systems should never be used with OMNI anchorages.

Both L-Track and Fixed Location Anchorages can be used in virtually any application: School Bus, City Bus, Coach Bus, Para-Transit, Mini-van, Rail and WAV

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MORE WAYS
TO SECURE WHEELCHAIR PASSENGERS

These systems go beyond the standard 4-Point system, offering more convenience, more features, and more safety for both operators and mobility riders.

Q’POD
3-Point Securement Station

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QUANTUM
Automatic Self-Securement

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Q’UBE
Modular Bolt-in Solution

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INQLINE
Winch & Restraint All-in-One

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