Just like vehicles and recreational equipment, mobility and rehabilitation devices do require maintenance. Typically, most manual and power wheelchairs require at least one inspection each year to ensure safe, reliable operation of all functions and features, and also identify anything that could be a problem in the future. This information is particularly useful to have for NDIS clients as it can help you determine what your assistive technology maintenance funding needs might be in future plans.
A typical service includes:
- Checking the condition of the device and ensuring there are no broken or damaged parts
- Checking the condition of tyres, wheels and casters
- Checking the condition of batteries (where fitted)
- Ensuring all functions work as intended or originally delivered
- Download/extraction of diagnostic data such as fault codes, error logs and usage profiles
- Checking all electrical and data connections to ensure reliability
- Asking you as the user for your feedback, as well as focusing on any specific concerns or questions you may have about your device
After all of these are checked, we can provide you with:
- An accurate report of our findings (this can be verbal or a written report if you prefer)
- Advice on what could or should be done to keep your device in perfect working condition
- An estimate of costs to complete the works
- The security of knowing that your device has been inspected, repaired if needed and is completely safe and reliable
If you’d like to know more, or to make a service booking, please feel free to Contact Us. It’s always helpful if you know the make and model of your device, and an approximate idea of its age (and also if there’s anything wrong with it).