Wheelchair Clamping & Lifting Equipment

Wheelchair Clamping & Lifting Equipment (CLE)

Wheelchair Clamping & Lifting Equipment (CLE)

Our  Wheelchair Clamping & Lifting Equipment (CLE) course provides training on the correct use of Wheelchair Tie Downs and Occupant Restraint Systems (WTORS).  It also covers the use of passenger lifts, in line with PSVAR DDR Regulations.

It is a legal requirement for companies, under section 2 of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 to provide the correct Information, Instruction and Training to their employees, in order for them to carry out their duties safety and competently.  This course ensures that those responsible for passenger safety are trained and certified in the correct use of wheelchair tie-down and occupant restraint systems.  Furthermore, a duty of care to all passengers during transit is their unequivocal right.

This training is facilitated by tutors who have completed their Wheelchair CLE Instructor Training with the Irish Wheelchair Association.

Wheelchair Clamping & Lifting Equipment Course Content

This course is very much ‘hands on training’ and each participant will have the opportunity to secure a wheelchair and passenger in the training class.  Our tutors also carry all current equipment with them to training sessions.  Courses can be tailored to suit clients’ requirements and vehicle type.

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the forces involved during a collision
  • Understand the importance of utilising the equipment correctly
  • Identify the importance of vehicle safety
  • Lock seats safely in a bus
  • Identify and use passenger restraints
  • Identify and use 4-way systems

Method of Delivery

Training will be facilitated through PowerPoint presentation, discussions, practical demonstrations and practice.

Course Duration

This course is 3 hours in duration.  Typical class size is 6 – 10 participants, to allow adequate time for group interaction and physical components.  We can however facilitate two courses in one day.


Participants will be required to participate fully in all practical elements and complete a short learning questionnaire.


Certification is provided by Donegal Safety Services Ltd on successful completion of the course and will be valid for 2 years.

Please contact us with your requirements and we would be pleased to provide a quote or answer any questions you may have.