Cars and MPVs
Safe Carriage of Wheelchair Users
This course has been developed to assist those regularly, or occasionally, carrying a wheelchair user by car. The course content is tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual(s) concerned. Typically course content includes the legal obligations of carrying a wheelchair user, the types of lifts available (and how to use them), how to securely fix a wheelchair to the vehicle, best practice on wheelchair users getting in and out of the vehicle.
Where the delegate(s) have access to a wheelchair accessible car, then we prefer to provide the training using their own vehicle and equipment, and we can offer training at your venue. This helps us to ensure that the course is specific to the circumstances of the particular vehicle and driver(s) concerned. Where applicable, the trainer will also be able to advise on whether you have the correct/sufficient equipment for safely transporting a wheelchair user.
We don’t publish a set of training dates for this course, as we prefer to schedule the course dates to meet the needs of the delegate(s). This flexibility enables us to run courses on a weekend as well as during the week.
Those completing the course are issued with a Certificate confirming that they’ve received the training.
We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your specific needs so that we can develop a course aimed at meeting your needs on a day and time convenient to you. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and availability.
If you need to hire a wheelchair accessible car, these are available from Bristol Car Club