The Chairman Wheelchair
is a short training session for our new drivers, and anyone wishing to
people for CHAIN, including
families who want to take an elderly relative out for the afternoon etc.
This session is usually conducted by our Health & Safety person, and
there is no charge to you.
You have to be over 25 years old and have a full licence to drive this
vehicle. Our new vehicle is a FIAT DOBLO Easy Multijet MPV.1.6
Diesel, Automatic, modified by Gowrings of Newbury.
The training is very simple and runs through the use of the ramp, winch,
electrics and safety straps etc for the wheelchair.
We also check over the various safety points on the vehicle, tyres, petrol,
oil and water etc.
When we have covered
how the vehicle works, we go for a short drive to ensure that you are
in it's use. This gives us chance to 'shave off any sharp edges' so
that your passenger enjoys a good, safe and comfortable journey. The
wheelchair passenger sat up high, is more affected by 'cornering and
braking' motions, especially as this is probably one of the rare occasions
that they get out of doors, so the speed is far more exaggerated to
If you are undertaking
this assessment as a CHAIN driver
then we sign off the assement form, which is held on file back at the