The Transportation Association of Maryland designates March as Wheelchair Safety and Securement Awareness Month. According to the United States Census, the percentage of individuals with disabilities that use public transportation is 6% and 3.3 million individuals over the age of 15 use mobility devices such as wheelchairs.

By bringing awareness to this issue, TAM hopes that all those who participate in the transportation of individuals with disabilities will take a moment during the month of March and review their processes and procedures for conducting these types of activities.

TAM is proud to host in partnership with Q'Straint-Surelok, two separate Wheelchair Securement Trainings: April 1 & 2. These training opportunities are offered free to ALL TAM members, but registration space is limited to 30 participants, with no more than one registrant per organization. Spaces for additional registrants may be opened at a later date depending on demand. 

Course Title:                      Q'Straint/Sure-Lok Wheelchair Securement Training

Course Schedule:             April 1 & 2, 2020

Course Time:                     10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Instructor:                           Joe Boyko 

Number of Participants:  30 (maximum one registrant per member organization)


April 1st Training - RTA of Central Maryland's Administrative Offices at 8510 Corridor Road #110 in Savage, MD 20763

April 2nd Training - Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road in Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

Lunch will be provided by TAM for each training event.

Who should attend: Ideal for trainers, managers, new-hires and refresher training.

This interactive training will provide an overview of the range of securement equipment currently available and a comprehensive review of the proper way to secure passengers with special needs and their wheelchairs. Topics covered include:

  • Liability & Best Practices
  • Securement Equipment Operation
  • Pre-trip Inspection & Basic Maintenance
  • Securing the Mobility Device
  • Securing the Occupant
  • Sensitivity Training

To accomplish these objectives, the workshop integrates lecture, visual aids, participant discussion and learning activities.


Wheelchair Safety Posters

Below are templates for wheelchair securement posters, flyers, magnets, and wallet cards. Please feel free to download, print, and display them in your offices or vehicles.