About the Power Wheelchair Maintenance Training
This online training will teach you how to identify issues with your manual wheelchair so you can keep yourself safe and better manage the cost of wheelchair repairs. You will also practice inspecting your own wheelchair and if needed make minor repairs. There are three parts to this training:
- Maintenance Basics
- Action Items
Estimated completion time is 90-130 minutes. You can start and stop as you go, so that you can review it at times that are convenient for you.
Check out our infographics on wheelchair maintenance and safe wheelchair transfers:
- Know and Maintain Your Power Wheelchair Infographic: This infographic explains the different parts of a power wheelchair. For more information about wheelchair maintenance, see MSKTC’s Maintenance Guide for Users of Manual and Power Wheelchairs Factsheet.
- Safe Independent Power Wheelchair Transfers Infographic: This infographic teaches how to transfer in and out of a power wheelchair safely in three simple steps. Learning how to transfer correctly can protect the user’s arms and shoulders. For more information about how to transfer safely, see MSKTC’s Safe Transfer Technique Factsheet.
Questions: Please contact us with any questions and feedback at MSKTC@air.org.