Equipment maintenance training for people with disabilities

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 know how to use them and how to care for them and keep them in good condition. Maintenance of equipment is about finding and, in the short term, solving a problem that has arisen. Maintenance of such equipment is carried out by a technician and can only be done by a person with the appropriate qualification granted by the Office of Technical Inspection. You are therefore warmly invited to attend equipment maintenance training courses for people with disabilities. These are professional courses for people who maintain mobility aids for people with disabilities. 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, what types of authorisations there are to operate it, as well as learning in practice how to maintain and operate it. We have many years of experience and qualified instructors who are always available. Each participant is provided with professional support.

The course includes both theoretical and practical classes and prepares students for the examination. Course topics include:

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

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 contact us at contacting us.

Picture of a device for people with disabilities

Equipment for disabled persons

People with disabilities face a great many obstacles on their path. They have to deal with numerous difficulties and barriers throughout their lives. In architecture, removing barriers involves constructing buildings in such a way that they can be used by people with disabilities. This can also be achieved by guaranteeing technical devices that allow disabled people to make full and safe use of these facilities, especially for people who use wheelchairs. Technical equipment can be disability equipment designed for use by people with reduced mobility. This equipment consists of a base and a lifting mechanism, 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 as releasing them will bring it to a halt, and a light curtain or barrier that is pressure sensitive to prevent the equipment from colliding with the stairs or shaft of the equipment. The equipment moves at a slow speed, which does not exceed 0.15 metres per second.

Selection factors and types

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

Related to:Factors
Device
  • 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:

  • Vertical lift (stair lift) - this is a device that can be fixed outside as well as inside of buildings; it offers the possibility of greater mobility and freedom for people with disabilities; it moves vertically and enables people to move between floors/floors; it is mainly adapted for people in wheelchairs andmechanic at the disabled unitThe advantage is their surface area, which allows not only the disabled person, but also his or her carer, to sit on the platform; the drive used for vertical lifts can be screw, electric or hydraulic.
  • Stair lifts - these 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 when not in use; we can distinguish several design variants of these devices:
  • Chair lifts - these are lightweight and not large devices that are used to transport disabled people along stairs; they take the form of a folding chair that allows a person to be moved seated between floors in narrow stair spaces;
  • Inclined platforms - allow a person to move when standing as well as in a wheelchair, without having to transfer; depending on the type of staircase, they are attached to rails at the handrail, to the wall or to stand-alone posts; the horizontal base allows wheelchairs to drive onto it.

We warmly invite you to choose and participate in our training courses!

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