Wheelchair Securement

While wheelchair securement practices are based heavily on the type of equipment used and the manufacturer, there are some common best practices.  This section also contains guidance about securement of other mobility devices, such as scooters.


National RTAP

101 Webinar Series: ADA and Rural Transportation

2 The Point Training Cards

eLearning Wheelchair Securement and Lifts eLearning Training Videos - produced by BraunAbility and Q'Straint/Sure-Lok

Oversized Wheeled Mobility Devices Technical Brief 

Securing Motorized Wheelchairs and Scooters


FTA Guidance

FTA Office of Civil Rights Questions and Answers Concerning Wheelchairs and Bus and Rail Service


Reports and Guides

CALACT's Mobility Device Access and Securement: Standards and Wheelchair Marking and Tether Strap Programs

Kansas RTAP Fact Sheets - In the Spotlight: Wheelchair SecurementWheelchair Securement: Where Art Meets ScienceWheelchairs and Other Mobility Devices on Public and Private Transportation

NADTC's ADA Training Program for Motorcoach Companies: Self-Study Guide

TRB IDEA's Independent Wheelchair Securement

TRB TCRP's Use of Mobility Devices on Paratransit Vehicles and Buses

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Ride Safe Brochure and Educational Toolbox.



CTAA's Passenger Assistance Safety and Sensitivity (PASS) Trainer and Driver Certification - includes training on wheelchair securement

CTEL's wheelchair securement training course

OATS, Inc.'s Training Videos for Securing a Wheelchair in a Mini-Van and Mini-Bus


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Updated February 9, 2018