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MAINTENANCE, TRAINING AND SERVICE

Documents: A comprehensive operator's, maintenance, and parts manual(s) shall be provided for the lift with each bus. Parts manuals must be designed so that all replaceable parts are illustrated by line drawings and such parts are numbered on the illustration, with a part description on a separate list under the corresponding part number. Part descriptions should be annotated appropriately with the part number, a proper description (part name) and the quantity required for the application listed in the drawing. Any maintenance actions that, if done improperly, could result in an unsafe condition must be identified and clearly emphasized in the maintenance manual. All components which must be isolated or identified for ease of troubleshooting and diagnosis, such as electrical wiring and components or hydraulic lines, hoses, or valves must be clearly identified in the service manual as to their specific functions and relation to other parts. Maintenance Accessibility: All systems or components serviced, as part of the periodic maintenance of the lift, whose failure may cause a safety hazard or a road call, shall be readily accessible for service and inspection. To the extent practicable, removal or physical movement of components unrelated to the specific maintenance and/or repair tasks involved shall be unnecessary. Relative accessibility of components, measured in time required to gain access, shall be inversely proportional to frequency of maintenance and repair of the components. Wheelchair Lift and Securement System Literature and Training: The following information shall be provided with each vehicle equipped with a securement system:

  • A.

    Detailed installation, service and parts manual.

  • B.

    Detailed instructions for the proper use of the wheel chair securement and occupant restraint system.

  • C.

    The vendor shall be responsible for providing for lift and securement training. This training could be audiovisual or hands on by a qualified representative of the manufacturer of the lift and securement equipment.

MOUNTING AND INSTALLATION:

Installation shall be such that vibrations will be minimal. The wheelchair lift shall be installed by the bus body manufacturer or authorized dealer of the lift manufacturer. The lift may be mounted on the front right curbside or right rear curbside of the school bus body floor. It shall be securely bolted in place through the floor using the lift manufacturers’ recommended fastening system. The bus floor and frame shall be reinforced as required to support the lift and load. The tail pipe may be routed anywhere between the frame rails to provide sufficient clearance for the lift, but shall not exit in the lift area.

OPERATING CONTROLS AND SAFETY DEVICES:

Operating Switches: Controls for each movement of the lift shall be through a remote pendant-type control (or equivalent) equipped with automatic return-to-off

Section D-5

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