THE CHALLENGE OF INTRODUCING A WHEELCHAIR PASSPORT SCHEME INTO A MULTI-PROVIDER ENVIRONMENT. Creese Andrew Chief Executive Officer, Unwin Safety Systems. Key Safety Principles. In a minibus, wheelchairs should be tied down Occupants should be secured (seatbelt)
THE CHALLENGE OF INTRODUCING A WHEELCHAIR PASSPORT SCHEME INTO A MULTI-PROVIDER ENVIRONMENT
Chief Executive Officer,
Unwin Safety Systems
Manual wheelchairs increased by average of 4 kg
Electric wheelchairs increased by average of 12 kg ………..
…………………from 168 kg to 180 kg
To provide information, in an easy to use format.
Information essential for the safe carriage of wheelchair users
Particularly beneficial to wheelchair users with more complex needs
The National Scheme will ensure consistency and increased safety and mobility to users and staff.
What is BSI PAS 900?
Its a ‘Publicly Available Specification’
and a form of British Standard.
A PAS is the first step in the creation of a British Standard.
May be then submitted to CEN as a proposed EU Standard.
How did BSI PAS 900 come to be?
Suggested by wheelchair users and the carers of wheelchair users.
Financed by Lincolnshire and Essex County Councils.
Technical Authorship was by Unwin Safety Systems.
Gives information about securement of a wheelchair and restraint of its user according to individuals’ needs.
A means to provide information to drivers and passenger assistants.
Information, easily updated with an audit trail included.
Database stores all Assessment Information.
Identifies and clarifies roles and responsibilities.
Platform where all parties can achieve ‘inter-agency’ working.
Contains a Risk Management template.
Provides a means of audit.
Triggers a review of provisions.
‘’ Wheelchair users will be able to travel the world safely.’’
Unite all disciplines involved with wheelchair supply and transport.
Supply information about how to secure a wheelchair model.
Supply details for the restraint of a particular passenger.
Ensure safe vehicle entry and exit.
Overall means of ‘Risk Reduction’ at the point of transport.