This is a vehicle positioning harness for children and adults with special needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Down Syndrome, Asperger’s disorder, developmental delay or other challenging behavioural needs where the person has problems with attention and safety. Providing safer travel and management of these loved ones when travelling in the car or other means of transport.
In vehicles, this harness is suitable for use on a single seat only, and can be fitted on wheelchairs and some easy chairs. Specially designed to restrain the child or adult during transport when seated in a single seat or high backed double seats where the back rest is split to the seat level.
To fit the harness easy access is required all the way round the seat back and underneath the base of the seat cushion.
Alternatively, this harness can also be used to offer postural support and assist in seating the occupant in an upright sitting position for persons with physical disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy (CP) and other significant physical disabilities or complex needs where extra support and positioning is required during travel.
It is advisable to carry out a safety and risk assessment to first consider the problems involved and what the situation would be if the passenger is not wearing a special needs harness. Could they be in danger to themselves and to other passengers in the vehicle or even other drivers on the road if they are not safely seated during travel?
Please note that this vehicle harness is not classed as safety harness but as a medical device for postural support. To comply with safety regulations, the vehicle safety belt must always be worn over the top of the harness. The combination of the existing vehicle safety belt and the secondary harness offers added security for the passenger.
This vehicle harness is classed as a low risk medical device and carries the CE mark and complies with the requirements of MDD 93/42 EEC.
- Only suitable for single backrest seats eg: front seat or rear ‘split-backrest’ seat styles
- All 3 buckles are behind the individual where they cannot reach them
- When putting the harness on, the carer is behind the individual
- Good access must be available for carer to sit behind seat whilst putting the harness on
- Can be used on wheelchairs and other seating systems
- Gap is required between seat and backrest for strap to be passed through