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General rules for
assisting a person
with a wheelchair

• Ensure that the passenger’s feet do not
   slip from the wheelchair foot rests.
• Push the wheelchair at a normal walking
   speed. Watch at least three metres (10
   feet) in front of you and along the sides
   of the wheelchair.
• Watch for small cracks or bumps in your
   path and for other people and objects.
   Keep your pace slow. Gently tilt the
   wheelchair over large bumps or cracks.
• Judge distances by the front of the foot
   pedals rather than the front of the seat.
• Watch for loose handle grips or
   armrests that are not locked into place.
• Be careful not to bang the wheelchair or
   handle it roughly.
• Apply the wheelchair brakes when the
   wheelchair is stopped.

You can find more detailed information
regarding transporting persons with
disabilities by contacting:

Strategic Policy Branch
Edmonton 780–427–7944
For toll free service from anywhere in
Alberta, call 310-0000.

 

 

CHAPTER EIGHT                                                  TRANSPORTING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES  73

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