When fitting a hoist we always strongly recommend fitting a safety tie down restraint for your wheelchair or mobility scooter.
The damage caused by carrying a loose object of this size in an accident or even during heavy braking doesn’t bare thinking about. Some wheelchairs and scooters can easily weigh as much as a person and it is unthinkable for a person to travel without wearing a seatbelt, the same applies here. The existing fixings in a vehicles boot aren’t designed to carry such weight and therefore aren’t a suitable substitute for this kind of system.
The most common type of restraint is the retractable kind. This is just like a normal seatbelt on an inertia reel, it’s very simple in operation to place around your wheelchair or scooter making it safe for your journey.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for advice on hand controls or any disabled adaptations and our service covering the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire area. Also please contact us for any information regarding adaptations for vehicles on the Motability Scheme.