Avanti AVANTI CHAIR User Manual
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REMPLOY HEALTHCARE

AVANTI

USER GUIDE & INFORMATION

05. 03 AVANTI CHAIR

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AVANTI

USER GUIDE & INFORMATION

THIS INFORMATION IS APPLICABLE TO THE AVANTI CHAIR

IT SHOULD BE READ BY CARERS AND OTHER USERS WITH ALL OTHER INFORMATION SUPPLIED

BEFORE ANYONE ATTEMPTS TO USE THE CHAIR WITH AN OCCUPANT

THE PURPOSE OF THIS CHAIR IS TO PROVIDE A MEANS OF SAFE AND CONVENIENT HANDLING OF AN OCCUPANT WITH WALKING DIFFICULTIES, WHERE A CONVENTIONAL WHEELCHAIR IS NOT PRACTICAL BECAUSE OF SPACE OR TIME LIMITATIONS.

IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR LONG TERM SITTING

OR FOR OCCUPANTS WITH A SPINAL CONDITION

Thank you for choosing a Remploy AVANTI CHAIR. We hope you will find it suitable for your needs.

It will give you many years of trouble free use, if used according to the instructions.

The Avanti is one of the many quality products supplied by Remploy. It is a one-sizelightweight folding chair with convenient handling features, which can allow an attendant to quickly manoeuvre an occupant from one location to another, where space is limited, without the need for heavy lifting, or component assembly.

It has front castors and rear fixed wheels. The armrests swivel for side accessibility.

The User Guide contains essential information that must be read before attempting to use.

Users requiring more detailed advice about using the chair should contact their Approved Distributor who has full service information manual and facilities.

Remploy Healthcare Customer Services Dept. can supply additional product information.

Avanti Chair User Guide Index

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1.1

Introduction & Opening The Product Package

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1.2

Preparing The Chair For Use

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1.3

Side Access And Occupant Transfer

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1.4

Footrests

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1.5

Brakes

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1.6

Wheels

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1.7

Manoeuvrability And Safety

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1.7.1 Going Down A Kerb

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1.7.2 Going Up A Kerb First Method

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1.7.3 Going Up A Kerb Second Method

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1.7.4 Going Down / Up A Flight Of Steps

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1.8

Transportation

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1.9

Fire Precautions

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1.10

Cleaning And Maintenance Routines For Users

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1.11

User Safety Reference Checklist

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1.12

Warranty

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1.13

Service By Authorised Distributor

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1.14

Distributor Service Check List

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1.15

Avanti Chair Measured Data and advised info.

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1.1 INTRODUCTION & OPENING THE PRODUCT PACKAGE

For protection during transit the Avanti is packed in a cardboard carton, together with Guidance Information. The chair is supplied fully assembled in the folded condition. A storage/carry bag is included.

Each chair has its own specific identification code label at the back of the chair. This code together with other product information such as occupant weight limit should also be noted. Labelling on the product is permanent, to bring user attention to important safety requirements and should not be removed.

All the information should be read and understood, then kept in a safe place, and available for reference. Users are responsible for ensuring that the product is used safely and correctly according to the information supplied.

Service requirements will depend upon the degree of actual use. We recommend that a chair used frequently be checked over by an authorised service department every twelve months.

Packaging should be disposed of carefully and safely after an initial period of use.

1.2 PREPARING THE CHAIR FOR USE:

This section will familiarise you with the main parts of the chair, and take you through the routine operations required before the Handling Chair can be used. It is useful to practice these until you are confident that you can do them easily.

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The Avanti can be opened by the following sequence of operations.

Remove chair from packing using seat handle.

Lift push handle.

Lock backrest and push handle into position by pulling cable up and locating pins in hinge bracket. Take care when locking into position.

Ensure that quarter turn latch pin locates in to the tube.

Pin located in locked position in hinge bracket.

Apply Brake.

Quarter

 

 

Place footrest in forward position.

Turn Latch.

 

Place one armrest into bottom position.

User access chair via side.

Place remaining armrest into bottom position.

Engage lap strap.

The chair can be opened easily with practice. Do not put fingers inside the structure when it is being opened and locked out.

OCCUPANT TO BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES

ENSURE THAT BACKREST LOCK IS FULLY ENGAGED BEFORE USING

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