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Product Update – Retractor PLI

We are pleased to announce that effective beginning February 2017, Sure-Lok wheelchair securements will be updated to include PLI fittings. The Positive Lock Indicator (PLI) is a patented feature that gives the operator a clear visual indication that the fitting is locked into the anchorage. This will be a running change with no lapse in inventory. [...]

Device of the Hour: Standardized Wheelchair Securement Loops

While touring Rio prior to the 2016 Paralympic Games, champion wheelchair racer, Hannah Cockroft could see that the city had a lot of catching up to do. She quickly discovered that little had changed since the 2009 decision to hold the games there. Shockingly, local taxis could only transport a maximum of eight wheelchair users. That [...]

School Bus Restraints Ensure Safety of Children Using Wheelchairs

School buses are the safest way to transport children to school. Students are 50 times more likely to arrive at school safely if they travel by school bus than if they drive themselves or go with friends, according to statistics from the US Department of Transportation. School buses are a safer option even when compared to being [...]

Top Jobs for Wheelchair Users

Did you know that more than 10.3 million adults live with physical disabilities in America? The unemployment rate of people with physical disabilities is about 50% greater than that of people without mobility limitations. Fortunately, opportunities for people with special needs are on the rise. This is due much in part to the efforts of the Americans with Disabilities [...]

How Para-transit Wheelchair Securement Helps Overcome Transportation Challenges

How Para-transit Wheelchair Securement Helps Overcome Transportation Challenges Did you know that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that securement systems be made available on buses for people with limited mobility, such that an occupied wheelchair or mobility aid cannot move more than two inches in any direction under normal vehicle operating conditions? The rules of [...]

A Reliable Occupant Restraint System Can Save Lives

A Reliable Occupant Restraint System Can Save Lives While you cannot always avoid accidents, you do have the ability to control whether or not you wear a seat belt. This is essential, regardless of your position within a vehicle. Rear seat passengers often have a false sense of security, and avoid buckling up, thinking they [...]

Product Advisory – L-Track

Effective immediately, OMNI L-Track will now be shipping from both our Florida & Pennsylvania locations. Most non-standard OMNI L-Track will ship from our Florida facility, while standard OMNI L-Track will continue to ship from the Sure-Lok location in Pennsylvania. Nothing will change in the way you order your track. This is an internal, logistical change [...]

TITAN800 Featured in School Bus Fleet Magazine

Sure-Lok International has introduced the Titan800, a new wheelchair securement retractor in the existing Titan product line. The retractor is designed to meet the latest WC18 industry regulations, which take effect in December 2015. Read the full article here.

WC18 at a Glance

WC18 at a Glance With safety as the number one priority in wheelchair transportation, the Rehabilitation Engineering Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) updated the WC18 standards for wheelchair tie-down and occupant restraint systems (WTORS) which will take effect in December 2015. Currently, WC18 requires that WTORS withstand a sled impact test using a [...]

TITAN800 Press Release

The Titan800 Retractor System Makes Fast and Easy Wheelchair Passenger Securement Automatic Bethlehem, Pa., February 20, 2015 – Sure-Lok International, LLC. has introduced the Titan800, a new retractor to the existing TITAN product line. The Titan800 retractor system is designed to meet the latest WC18 industry regulations, which take effect December 2015. “To fully secure [...]