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The Hook-i PAWRS (Power Assisted Wheelchair Restraint System) is a remove controlled, combined winch and front restraint system to assist in the loading of a wheelchair and passenger into a rear ramp entry Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. It has been successfully dynamically tested with heavy wheelchairs up to 190kg. The PAWRS is a 12V dc powered device that has been endurance cycle tested by drawing a 250kg loaded surrogate wheelchair up a 15° ramp. On lesser inclines it is capable of pulling greater loads. As well as being able to handle higher wheelchair weights than most, if not all, 'traditional' winching and restraint methods, the PAWRS offers greatly improved convenience. No longer is it necessary to squeeze between the fixed seats and the wheelchair to disconnect an electric winch and make up the front restraints. Traditionally, this operation can be quite undignified for the wheelchair user. Similarly the whole loading sequence is much faster and improved so one is effectively buying convenience as well as safety. Other key features include: - ISO 10542 tested - 3 metres+ of heavy duty webbing - Synchronised reel function - Automatic cut-out (5 minutes if left switched on) - Battery Consumption – 15 amps (peak) - Mechanical ‘emergency’ release - Machined solid aluminium swivel arms allow flexibility in approach angle (PAWRS 2 only) - EMC tested component

General Details

Caution: Vehicle Modifications

You are legally required to advise your State licensing authority of any medical condition or disability that may impact on your driving. If not, you risk fines or legal action and your car insurance can be affected. You may need to provide medical reports or undergo driving tests. Modifications to your vehicle must be in line with the Australian safety and design rules. Fitting of wheelchair occupant restraints, child restraints and vehicle hoist ramps must meet relevant Australian Standards. Modifications should be done by suitably qualified vehicle modifiers. You will also need to inform your car insurer of any vehicle modifications. Your policy may become void if you do not do so. Contact the vehicle licensing / registration authority in your State for more information.

Licensing and Insurance Requirements

You are legally required to advise your State licensing authority of any medical condition or disability that may impact on your driving. If not, you risk fines or legal action and your car insurance can be affected. You may need to provide medical reports or undergo driving tests. Modifications to your vehicle must be in line with the Australian safety and design rules. Fitting of wheelchair occupant restraints, child restraints and vehicle hoist ramps must meet relevant Australian Standards. Modifications should be done by suitably qualified vehicle modifiers. You will also need to inform your car insurer of any vehicle modifications. Your policy may become void if you do not do so. Contact the vehicle licensing / registration authority in your State for more information.

Additional Specifications

The PAWRS is a remote-controlled, combined winch and front restraint system to assist in the loading of a wheelchair and passenger into a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle.

No longer is it necessary to squeeze between the seats and the wheelchair to disconnect an electric winch, and make up the front restraints. Traditionally, this operation can be quite undignified for the wheelchair user. Simply attach the PAWRS reels to the wheelchair, then load and restrain the wheelchair and passenger with one press of a button - no pushing required. As a result he whole loading sequence is much faster and improved, providing convenience as well as safety.

The PAWRS is a 12V dc powered device that has been endurance cycle tested by drawing a 250kg loaded surrogate wheelchair up a 15° ramp. On lesser inclines it is capable of pulling greater loads. As well as being able to handle higher wheelchair weights than most, if not all, ‘traditional’ winching and restraint methods, the PAWRS offers greatly improved convenience, and is dynamically safety tested with a 190kg wheelchair.

Standards Compliance

Standards Number
ISO 10542

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Maintenance

Refer to the supplier and manufacturer manual for maintenance instructions and safety warnings.

Models / Specifications

Model Hook-i PAWRS Winchin Wheelchair Winch Restraint: One model

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