Vehicle Safety Compliance

Not all powerchairs are specifically designed to incorporate sufficient strength to properly protect the occupant in the event of a collision. To maintain your safety it is advisable to transfer from your powerchair seat to a vehicle seat.

This is often not practical.

In New Zealand the LVVTA (Low Volume Vehicle Technical Association) recommends that wheelchairs used in vehicles where the occupant remains seated be designed to be safe and adhere to international disability transport standards. Refer to LVVTA 45-60(02) Disability Transportation Systems, in particular section 2.6(i)(a)(i)-(iii).

All TA powerchairs comply with this NZ safety standard and, in particular, international standard ISO 7176-19 (wheeled mobility devices for use as seats in motor vehicles). TA Service have crash tested their chairs to maximise your safety and minimise your injury risk in the event of a collision.

If you are not sure ask your disability specialist for evidence from the manufacturer, specifically crash test certificates and crash test videos for your confidence.


TA Safety Crash Test Certification

TA iQ MWD with Docking System
TA iQ MWD with 4 Pt Restraint
TA iQ RWD with Docking System
TA iQ RWD with 4 Pt Restraint
TA iQ FWD with Docking Station
TA iQ FWD with 4 Pt Restraint
TA Indoor with Docking Station
TA Indoor with 4 Pt Restraint

To see TA PWC crash test videos click here

Dahl Engineering

Dahl Engineering are a specialist company based in Denmark.

- They develop, test and manufacture safety equipment for cars, vans and the disability sector.

- They also undertake dynamic testing (crash tests). Testing vehicles' restraint accessories and wheelchairs with and without hybrid occupants.

Further information about Dahl Engineering can be found here:

Safety Standards and Test procedures.

Product Catalogue.

Talk to Morton & Perry now about your requirements on

0800 238 523 or email us for healthcare equipment advice.

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Dahl Engineering