wheelchair accessible vehicle

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wheelchair accessible vehicle

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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle requirements

It’s the responsibility of the vehicle owner and the driver to ensure:

  • each vehicle is equipped with the necessary restraint systems to safely secure each wheelchair and its occupant.

  • has functioning air conditioner/heater and.

  • all of the equipment is maintained in good working order.

This forms part of the duty of care in the supply of commercial passenger vehicle services to people in wheelchairs.

Hoists and ramps:

  • be securely mounted to the vehicle.

  • have a skid resistant loading surface.

  • have approach edges with an outer roll stop that is effective when the hoist is raised off the ground.

Ramps:

Any ramp fitted to a WAV when commencing service, must have a gradient (slope) no steeper than one in six (1 in 6) and a width of no less than 800mm.

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