Transit agencies have the responsibility to provide safe transportation and respect the civil rights of all passengers, including those who use mobility devices. In order to fulfill this responsibility, bus operators secure mobility devices and place seat belts on the passengers who use mobility devices as transit seating. This important task is becoming increasingly challenging as operators are confronted with a variety of powered mobility devices that often lack traditional securement points and may not have been addressed in basic securement training. This workshop gives transit professionals responsible for preparing operators an opportunity to address these securement challenges, explore related issues with peers, and enhance their knowledge and skills.
- Prerequisite: None
- Duration: 2 days
- Training Resources: Lecture, visual aids, participant discussion and learning activities.
ProviderNational Transit Institute
Target AudienceTransit professionals responsible for supervising or training bus operators
- Discuss federal requirements regarding securement and seat belt use
- List pre-trip preparation tasks
- Identify mobility device securement equipment
- Determine effective strap securement locations on mobility devices
- Explain the use and placement of seat belts and shoulder belts
- Recognize how proper body mechanics and exercise can reduce the risk of on-the-job injuries
Assessment of Learner Performance
Delivery MethodInstructor-led Training
How to Obtain the Course
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