Transport Certification

WC20

The Spex Seating System complies with RESNA WC-4:2012, Section 20. Spex is designed only for use with wheelchair frames that have been successfully crash tested to the frontal-impact requirements of RESNA WC-4:2012, Section 19.

Spex Seating Systems must be used on a wheelchair frame that provides four securement points and pelvicbelt anchor points that conform to the requirements of RESNA WC-4:2012, Section 19.

Spex components that are WC20 certified for use during motor vehicle transportation include: Backrest, Grid-Base Seat Pan, Cushion, Thigh & Arm Supports, Trunk Supports and Head Support. The seating system is designed to be occupied when the wheelchair is facing forward in motor vehicles.

The seating system has been designed to accommodate the proper use of vehicle-anchored belt restraints and the ratings of the seating systems with regard to a) ease of properly positioning vehicle-anchored belt restraints on the wheelchair passenger, and b) the degree to which proper positioning of belt restraints can be achieved.

ISO 16840-4

Spex Seating is intended only for use with wheelchair bases tested as part of a complete wheelchair system that conforms to the performance requirements of ISO 7176-19.

Spex Seating Systems must be used on a wheelchair base that provides securement points that conform to the design requirements of ISO 7176-19. Components that are ISO 16840-4 certified for use during motor vehicle transportation include: Backrest, Grid-Base Seat Pan, Cushion, Thigh & Arm Supports, Trunk Supports and Head Support. The seating system is designed to be forward facing when used with a wheelchair base in a motor vehicle.

A wheelchair tiedown and occupant restraint system (WTORS) that conforms to the requirements of ISO 10542-1 must be used during wheelchair transportation with this seating system.
When tested in accordance with Annex D of ISO 16840-4 with regard to accommodating vehicle-anchored occupant restraints, Spex Seating achieved an overall score of 16 out of 16, and a rating of A (Good).

 

Note: Back supports that are lower than the user's shoulder height are not certified and not recommended for transport in a vehicle. e.g. Vigour Lo and Vigour Mid back supports.