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Wheel Chair Securement Training Materials

SURE-LOK Training

Doing It Right Training Program Handout (PDF file) This  handout should be printed out and a copy provided to each student. Handout is to be used in conjunction with the Doing it Right Training Video.

Doing it Right Training Video - This video is to be used along with the above handout.

Instructor Answer Key (PDF file) Answer key document for the instructor.

 

Wheel Chair Crash Videos

Crash Video #01  Real time video shows  of a wheel chair secured with the occupant not wearing a lap and shoulder belt.

Crash Video #02  Slow motiong video of a wheel chair secured with the occupant not wearing a lap shoulder belt

Crash Video #03  Slow motion video of a wheel chair secured with the occupant only wearing a lap belt (refered to as jackkniffing )

Crash Video #04  Slow motion video of a wheel chair secured with the occupant only secured with a postural restraint

Crash Video #05  Slow motion video of a wheel chair secured properly but wheel chair is not compliant with WC 19 standards

Crash Video #06  Slow motion video of a wheel chair secured properly with the occupant only secured with a shoulder belt (refered to as submarining)

Crash Video #07  Slow motion video of a WC 19 chair properly secured along with the occupant wearing a lap shoulder belt.

Crash Video #08  Slow motion video of a wheel chair not secured with no occupant

Crash Video #09  Slow motion video of a wheel chair secured with no occupant

Crash Video #10  We Never Know - 2 minute video which includes actual crash footage from a 34 mph collision with a properly secured wheel chair.

New Standards at a Glance

New Wheel Chair and WTORS (Wheel Chair Tiedowns & Occupant Restraint Systems) Standards for use in motor vehicles at a glance.

  • The intension of RESNA WC18 is to officially replace SAE J2249 as the recommended best practice in wheelchair securement.
  • In 2000, RESNA published a WC19 standard governing the design and testing of wheelchairs to be used as a seat in a moving motor vehicle
  • WC19 wheelchairs feature visible tie-down securemen! points and an integrated crash-worthy lap belt. The WC19 lap belt is designed to facilitate proper use and fit of the occupant restraints for wheelchair passengers, making securement easier and transportation safer.
  • Recently, the Veterans Association of America announced that they will only fund WC19 wheelchairs, further continuing the popularity of these wheelchairs in all forms of transportation.
  • As with SAE J2249 previously, adopting the RESNA WC18 in state specifications and bus standards reduces the liability of transportation providers and ensures that they receive securement equipment that meets the latest industry safely standard.
  • The latest volume of WC18 was adopted in December 2012, and gave WTORS manufacturers a three year window to comply (effectively December, 2015).
  • Al that point, tie-downs must be able to pass an additional test with an integrated WC19 lap belt. The testing utilizes the same 85kg surrogate wheelchair with a crash-worthy wheelchair-anchored lap belt.
  • A WC19 crash-worthy lap belt features pin connectors on both ends, allowing a vehicle mounted shoulder belt to be connected. Most Q'Straint combination lap/shoulder belt occupant securements have been WC18 ready since 2005.
  • 60% stronger: With non-WC19 wheelchairs, the occupant restraints are connected to the rear tie-downs. However, a WC19 wheelchair with an integrated occupant belt increases the load to the rear tie­-downs by an additional 60%, because much of the occupant's weight is now directly connected to the wheelchair.This, in turn, requires tie-downs that can accommodate these significantly increased loads.

School Bus Safety Director
Keith Dreiling
785-296-4567
785-296-6659 (fax)
kdreiling@ksde.org

School Bus Safety Assistant Director
Dennis Tate
785-296-4545
dtate@ksde.org

School Bus Training Coordinator 
Melissa Ostermeyer
785-296-5659
mostermeyer@ksde.org

Senior Administrative Assistant
Annette Blevins
785-296-3551

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