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This interactive workshop is designed as a comprehensive, advanced training on the best practices for securing passengers with special needs and their wheelchairs.
Participants will master the essential principles needed for proper securement, receive ample supervised hands-on securement practice, and learn trouble shooting practices for safely transporting difficult to secure mobility devices. This course is ideal for safety trainers, transportation managers, and drivers.
The following topics are covered:
*Includes all material covered in our on-line courses Securement 101: Basic Wheelchair Securement Training & Securement 102: Securing Difficult Mobility Devices, plus extensive hands-on securement practice*
Participants will receive a certificate of completion for their records.
Understand the liability inherent in transporting passengers in wheelchairs, and ways to mitigate that risk and improve passenger safety.
Compare and differentiate between the various types of wheelchair securement equipment, occupant securements, and accessories.
Apply the 3 essential principles needed to properly secure a wheelchair.
Apply the 3 essential principles needed to properly secure a wheelchair passenger using the occupant securement.
Demonstrate hands-on proficiency in securing a variety of wheelchairs.
Differentiate between WC19 complaint wheelchairs and Non-WC19 wheelchairs, and how to approach securement with both types of wheelchairs.
Understand and avoid common securement pitfalls, problems, and errors that lead to most wheelchair incidents.
Assess difficult to secure mobility devices and formulate a protocol for evaluating their ability to be safely secured during transport.
Understand how to secure scooters and mitigate the liability risk that they present.
Analyze and explain the relevance of the new wheelchair securement best practice standard, ANSI/RESNA WC18, and related ANSI/RESNA WC19
In addition, Darren oversees the highly successful bi-annual National Training Seminar for Q’Straint and Sure-Lok. He has been invited by numerous agencies throughout the country to speak on safe and effective wheelchair securement practices and regulatory issues. Prior to entering the transportation industry, Darren spent 10 years working in higher education at Tufts University and Amherst College, focusing on issues of diversity and student access. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Amherst College (Ma).