Using your wheelchair

Watch a video or download written instructions to find out how to use, clean and transport your wheelchair.

These video guides and written instructions will help you get started using your wheelchair. They include information on how to:

  • open and set up your wheelchair
  • use your wheelchair safely
  • turn your wheelchair, and go up and down kerbs
  • fold your wheelchair when you are not using it
  • put your wheelchair in a car or van
  • clean your wheelchair.

We offer Standard-size wheelchairs you can push yourself and large wheelchairs you can push yourself, as well as standard-size and large wheelchairs someone can push for you.

The Red Cross can also provide special equipment you can use with your wheelchair.

Borrow a wheelchair

Standard-size wheelchair you can push yourself

This is also known as a self-propelled wheelchair.

Watch the video or download instructions (PDF).

Large wheelchair you can push yourself

This is also known as a bariatric self-propelled wheelchair.

Watch the video or download instructions (PDF).

Standard-size wheelchair someone can push for you

This is also known as an attendant-transit wheelchair.

Watch the video or download instructions (PDF).

 

Large wheelchair someone can push for you

This is also known as a bariatric transit wheelchair.

Watch the video or download instructions (PDF).

You can also download instructions on how to use: