New transport module provides hands on experience

Staff from ILC, TL Engineering and Vanquip standing beside the new transport moduleCollaboration between the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC), TL Engineering and Vanquip Mobilities gives drivers with disability an opportunity to view and trial products that assist with driving and can help them transfer safely into and out of their car.

Generously built and with equipment supplied by TL Engineering and Vanquip Mobilities, the new transport module is a great addition to the ILC display floor and allows people with common issues such as loss of function in arms or legs, difficulty lifting their legs into the car and standing up from the car seat and turning on the seat to explore a variety of driving and transfer aids.

These include a range of spinner knobs, hand controls, portable handles, swivel cushions, sliding mats, leg lifters, an electrically operated turning seat, transfer slide boards, ramps and vehicle mounted hoists.

ILC OT using the wheelchair hoist while sitting inthe new transport moduleThe new transport module demonstrates a number of options including hoists, lifts and ramps suitable for lifting and transporting both the user and their wheelchair together, as well as lifting the wheelchair and scooter separate from the user.

Consumer feedback has been positive with many people saying it is very helpful to actually see how a product could work for them and discuss options with an occupational therapist experienced in supporting people with a range of abilities to drive safely.

The ILC provides a free and impartial information and advisory service to help you choose the right equipment and technology to support independence. If you wish to speak with an occupational therapist about your individual requirements, which may include vehicle modifications, or book an appointment to come and see us, please call 1300 885 886.

If you would like information around how to transfer safely to the car you can read our information sheet here.

Photo: Andrew Browton (ILC OT Driver Assessor), Geoff Curtis (Wesbar Vanquip), Simone Robinson (ILC OT Driver Assessor) , Zoe and Gary Dunkerley (TL Engineering)

TL Engineering

TL Engineering is a wholly Western Australian owned and operated company, at TL Engineering we have been manufacturing and fitting motor vehicle bodies and accessories since 1970.

Their Mobility Division can assist with the supply and fitting of all products designed to assist drivers and passengers with disabilities and special needs. TL Mobility can modify vehicles ranging from cars to buses with the latest and safest electronic accessories and options: wheelchair lifts, assisted driver controls, wheelchair and scooter hoists.Vehicles can also be customised to accept wheelchair lifts and passenger restraints.

All modifications and installations of electrical and electronic components are done on site, including the authorised installation of RICON wheelchair lifts. Servicing is also available. For more information speak to Jacqui Dunn, Mobility Services Manager.

Contact:
463 Bushmead Road
[lot 29 Bushmead Road on google maps]
Cnr Bushmead and Military Roads
hazelmere WA 6055
Phone: (08) 92795466

 

Vanquip Mobilities

Vanquip Mobilities is a family owned and operated Vehicle Modification Company committed to assisting the needs of individuals by providing tailored mobility solutions.  They specialise in adapting vehicles, providing innovative ideas and quality solutions to ensure all levels of need are cared for and given the independence they deserve.

From vehicle access equipment to driving aids, Vanquip Mobilities has a product range to stand out as the complete supplier. With the 30 years of experience,  Vanquip Mobilities have continually delivered outstanding results for not-for profit organisations, government departments, aged care homes and the individual client to name a few. Vanquip Mobilities ensure safe travelling, comfort, and independence, with carefully selected, state-of-the-art equipment and solutions that bridge a gap in the lives of those dealing with illness, age or infirmity.

Contact:
86 Ewing Street
Welshpool WA 6106
Free Call: 1800 819 390
Tel: (08) 9458 9177

4 Responses

  1. Helen Storer says:

    I need help advice on getting a hoist I can operate to lifl my 25 kilo portable scooter into car and get it out it needs to be easy to use due to arthritis I cannot use a portable hoist . I have been recovering from surgery and need to get my independance back We are happy to look at quality cars that are suitable for a hoist . Helen

  2. george chadwick says:

    Would like a price to supply& install a seat that can deliver me into the side passenger seat of my Kia carnival for more info telephone 0899359901 many thanks ps some years ago TL fitted a lift for my scooter in the rear

    • Gail Stacey says:

      Hi George, thank you for your enquiry, I will have one of our OT’s contact you regarding your request.

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