5 SAFETY
Invacare 3G Storm Series® 22 Part No 1143151
5.2 Transport (Continued)
WARNING
As of this date, the Department of Transportation has not approved any tie-down systems for transportation of a user
while in a wheelchair, in a moving vehicle of any type. It is Invacare’s position that users of wheelchairs should be transferred
into appropriate seating in vehicles for transportation and use be made of the restraints made available by the auto industry.
Invacare cannot and does not recommend any wheelchair transportation systems.
Battery support brackets MUST be installed at all times. Otherwise, the wheelchair will not be WC/19 compliant.
Refer to Transport Ready Option (TRRO) on page 74 for more information about transporting the wheelchair.
WARNING
STAIRWAYS AND ESCALATORS
DO NOT attempt to move an occupied power wheelchair between floors using a stairway. Use an elevator to move an
occupied power wheelchair between floors.
If moving a power wheelchair between floors by means of a stairway, the occupant MUST be removed and transported
independently of the power wheelchair.
Extreme caution is advised when it is necessary to move an unoccupied power wheelchair up or down the stairs. Invacare
recommends using two assistants and making thorough preparations. Make sure to use ONLY secure, non-detachable
parts for hand-hold supports.
DO NOT use an escalator to move a wheelchair between floors. Serious bodily injury may occur.
DO NOT attempt to lift the wheelchair by any removable (detachable) parts. Lifting by means of any removable
(detachable) parts of a wheelchair may result in injury to the user or damage to the wheelchair.
The weight of the wheelchair without the user and without batteries is between 154 and 278 lbs. Use proper lifting
techniques (lift with your legs) to avoid injury.
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