Equipment maintenance training for people with disabilities

Why is maintenance of disability equipment so important?

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In order for people with disabilities to be able to function normally and freely, devices have been developed that give them the ability to move easily in their wheelchairs. These are technical devices, so it is important to see how to use them and how to care for them in order to keep them in a good state of maintenance.  

Training program 

Maintenance of equipment means finding and solving the problem that has arisen in a short time. This is carried out by a maintenance technician and can only be a person who has the relevant qualifications from the Office of Technical Inspection. You are therefore warmly invited to attend equipment maintenance training courses for people with disabilities. These are professional courses conducted by experienced and qualified instructors. We have all the training materials to ensure effective training. As part of the course, participants learn about the legal basis for the technical supervision of this type of equipment, the types of authorisations to operate it, as well as the principles of its maintenance and operation in practice. Professional support is provided to each participant. The course includes both theoretical and practical classes and prepares trainees for the examination.

Course topics include: mechanic at the disabled unit

  • the construction of equipment for people with disabilities in terms of its mechanical, electrical and hydraulic components; 
  • ways of maintaining different types of equipment; 
  • Safety and first aid procedures for the operation of mobility equipment for people with disabilities; 
  • types of equipment for people with disabilities; 
  • the types of authorisation required to operate the equipment. 

Dates and price of training 

The timing as well as the scope of our classes can easily be adapted to your needs, in this respect we are flexible. The price of the classes depends on the number of people and is set individually. For more information or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. 

Equipment for disabled persons 

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People with disabilities face a great many obstacles on their way. To make it easier for them to function, technical equipment can be provided to allow them to use public facilities fully and safely. This equipment consists of a base and a lifting mechanism, and is usually equipped with an electric or hydraulic drive. Such equipment has a partially enclosed base and control buttons that need to be held at all times. Releasing these will bring the machine to a halt and a light curtain or barrier that is pressure sensitive to prevent the device from colliding with the stairs or the glass of the machine. The equipment moves at a slow speed, which does not exceed 0.15 metres per second. 

Types of equipment 

Choosing the right device depends on the needs of the people using them. Several factors should be taken into account. 

Related to:Factors
  • Lifting height relative to application;
  • Type of equipment, taking into account the scope of operations - manual or automatic;
  • Number and type of control buttons;
  • Degree of disability - standing, sitting, wheelchair;
  • The need to protect against unauthorised use.
Location and place of installation
  • Protecting the unit from external influences - rain, high or low temperatures;
  • Checking the strength of the base in relation to use;
  • Making sure there is enough space around the facility for wheelchair mobility;
  • Non-disturbance in and around the facility;
  • Ensuring adequate lighting and electrical supply;
  • Consideration of frequency of use.

We can mention several types of equipment for people with disabilities 

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  • Vertical lift (stair lift) - It is a device that can be installed both outdoors and indoors. It offers the possibility of greater mobility and freedom for people with disabilities and moves vertically and allows people to move between floors/floors. Adapted mainly for wheelchair users. Their load capacity can range from several hundred kilograms to several tonnes. The advantage is their large surface area, which allows not only the person with a disability, but also his or her carer to sit on the platform. The drive used with vertical lifts can be screw, electric or hydraulic. 
  • Stairlifts - They are installed at stairs both outside and inside buildings - they move on an inclined plane. They are designed to transport people with disabilities, including wheelchair users, between two or more levels. They have folding parts so that they can be folded up when not in use. There are two design variants of these devices: 
    • chairlifts - These are lightweight and small devices that are used to transport people with disabilities along stairs, in the form of a folding chair that allows a person to be moved seated between floors in narrow stairwell spaces; 
    • inclined platforms - They enable a person to move from standing to wheelchair without having to transfer. Depending on the type of staircase, they are attached to rails at the handrail, to the wall or stand-alone posts. The horizontal base allows wheelchairs to be wheeled up onto it. 

 You are cordially invited to participate in our training courses. 

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