Since transport wheelchairs are designed to be pushed manually by a caregiver or assistant, it’s important for the assistant to be comfortable with how to operate the chair. The safety of the patient should always remain the top priority while using a transport chair.
The information below provides step-by-step instructions on how to safely use and operate a transport chair from Roll Mobility. We also recommend that you consult a physical therapist or healthcare professional for further instructions and a demonstration on how to use your wheelchair.
While folded, tilt the chair to one side and push down on the outer seat frame rails.
Grab the seat handles located on the outer seat frame rails and lift upwards.
Lift up on the back support of the chair until the locks engage and secure the back support into place. (optional equipment)
Apply pressure to the backrest locks while pulling downward on the back support. (optional equipment)
Align the holes on the rigging arm with the pegs on the frame of the chair and swing the rigging forward into position.
Release the locking device located at the top of the rigging, swing the rigging outward, and gently pull up to remove.
Loosen the adjustment mechanism (bolt or lever) located on the rigging arm shaft. Push in the adjustment button, if included on your model. Then pull down on the footrest to make the rigging longer or push in to make it shorter. When the length is adjusted to the desired length, tighten the adjustment mechanism. The lowest part of the footrest should not be closer than 2 1/2 inches to the ground for proper clearance. Make sure the adjustment button (if equipped) fully pops through the desired adjustment hole.