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Instructions for securing theLeckey Tour Mobility Base in a vehicle
These instructions apply to the Leckey Tour Mobility Base only. For all other mobility bases please refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.
The wheelchair user must be seated in an upright seating position in the seating system.

Place the Leckey Tour Mobility Base in a forward facing direction, centrally between the tie-down rails on the floor of the vehicle, then apply the brakes.
Loose parts must be secured separately in the motor vehicle.

Check that the vehicle anchored restraint system and the wheelchair restraint system comply with the appropriate Standard.

Rotate the front wheels of the Leckey Tour Mobility Base so that they are in a forwardfacing direction in order to improve stability of the unit (Fig 21).
The mobility base must be anchored to the vehicle using tie-down straps. Ensure that one end of the tie-down straps are securely attached to the floor tracks. Attach the other ends of the straps to the anchor points on the Leckey Tour Mobility Base on the left/ right sides of the front frame (A) and at the left / right sides of the rear frame (B). Refer to figures 22a and 22b.

     

The tie down straps must be tightenedfirmly in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.
Note: The maximum angle of the front tie-down straps (1) must be 60° and the maximum angle of the rear tie-down straps (2) must be 45°.

The vehicle restraint system’s pelvic belt and shoulder harness must be attached in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications and tightened as firmly as possible.
If your seating system does not include them and there is more than 30cm of space in front of the occupant’s feet, then it is recommended that leg restraints be used to keep the user’s legs from extending.
Always ensure that restraint belts are close to the body and are not distanced from user’s body by components such as armrests or wheels.

Crash test
The Leckey Tour Mobility Base has been crash tested facing forwards, with an Unwin Restraint System, pelvic harnesses and chest harnesses. Please see individual product User Instructions for further details.
Leckey does not recommend the use of a mobility base with a seating system for transportation in a motor vehicle. Our seating and mobility systems are designed to be easily manoeuvrable, lightweight and functional, which can conflict with the requirements which a seat must fulfil for transport in a motor vehicle. Furthermore the incorrect use of additional wheelchair tie-down systems and occupant restraint systems may result in an increased safety risk, which is not the case when using the vehicle with anchored restraint systems (seatbelts, headrest, airbags etc.). Leckey highly recommend, whenever possible, that the mobility system users transfer to the seats installed in the motor vehicle and use the corresponding vehicle restraint systems. In the event of a motor vehicle collision, Leckey cannot be held responsible for any injury caused to the users of Leckey products, if the occupant’s restraint and tiedown system has not been correctly applied.

An independent pelvic and shoulder harness should be applied as the user’s restraint system. The harness must conform to the standards described in section 13. If independent harnesses are not used, an independent vehicle anchored 3 point occupant belt restraint system must be used instead.

The 4 point tie-down straps used to secure the mobility base to the vehicle must conform to the standards listed in section 13 and be compatible with the attached brackets on the mobility base.

Wheelchair mounted accessories, such as trays, respiratory equipment or communication devices should be removed and secured elsewhere during transport. It should be noted that Leckey’s products have been crash tested without the accessories being mounted and Leckey therefore can accept no accountability for any injuries, should the vehicle be involved in an accident.

If the Leckey product is involved in a crash it must no longer be used for the transport of the occupant(s). We recommend that the product be returned to Leckey for assessment or replaced immediately. The reason for the immediate replacement is due to the fact that sudden stops or impacts during the accident could structurally damage the mobility base and seating system.

The mobility base should only be used in motor vehicles in a forward-facing seating position. The mobility base should only be used with seating systems which have passed crash testing, if being used for transportation in a vehicle.

The mobility base should only be used for transportation in a motor vehicle fitted with anchor brackets, which comply with National and International standards.

The person responsible for the transportation of the individual in the mobility base is also responsible for their safety.

Alterations must not be made to the frame or structural parts of the Leckey product.

If the mobility base is enabled with back angle adjustment or tilt in space, the user must be sitting fully upright during transportation. If this is not possible due to the user’s condition a full-risk assessment should be undertaken to address the issue of the user’s safety.

During transportation, you must ensure that there are clear zones around the mobility base and wheelchair user, as shown in the figure below: 650 mm at the front, when the 3-point shoulder and pelvic belt occupant restraint is used, and 400mm at the rear. The required overall height from the floor is between 1250 mm and 1550mm, depending on the height of the user.

User restraint systems
User restraints must conform to the following standards for transportation in a motor vehicle/ guidelines: