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IRIC safety alert

Safety Action Notice – SAN2204

Published on 31 March 2022

From: Health Facilities Scotland

SAN2204 - Safe use of wheelchairs and occupant weighing scales: risk of serious injury in the event of backward tipping



A wheelchair occupant sustained a head injury following a rearward tip when using a modified wheelchair on a wheelchair weighing scale without the assistance of an attendant. A review of the event has identified national learning points.

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