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Terms of Use of TerrainHopper at Rakehead

Terms of Use for the All-Terrain Wheelchairs (ATW) 

Medical and Health Information 

The following requirements are essential for your safety: 

  • The recommended maximum weight to operate a TerrainHopper is 25 stone (159kg).  

At specific sites this may be lowered slightly due to the characteristics of the terrain. 

  • You should be able to read a vehicle number plate from a distance of 6 metres and have no significant visual impairment that would prevent you from reading safety signs, avoiding obstacles or other hazards. 

  • You should have sufficient upper body strength, upper limb mobility and hand dexterity to drive the ATW. 

The TerrainHopper at Nateby is right hand handle bar control 

 You should consult your doctor before using the TerrainHopper if: 

  • You have a medical condition that causes / could cause seizures or convulsions; or that affects / could affect your memory, level of consciousness or alertness, balance, mood, or anxiety levels 

  • You have a history of back problems or spinal conditions 

 Learning difficulties or developmental conditions: 

  • ATW users must have sufficient learning abilities to understand information presented by the instructor, be able to operate and safely control the ATW, identify and avoid hazards, and to react to changes in the surrounding environment.  


Terms and Conditions of Use 

  • I understand I am responsible for my own safety, that I must use the ATW  as instructed by the hub Host and with regard for the safety of other visitors at sites 

  • I understand that I can only use the ATW on recommended routes that have been safety audited and explained to me by the hub Host at the hire location. If I choose to take the ATW on any other routes or areas, I understand this may affect my safety and do this entirely at my own risk. 

  • I agree to note potential hazards that site staff bring to my attention, and understand that the route conditions may change depending on the weather 

  • I understand that I will need to be accompanied by a non-disabled person  

  •  I will carry a working mobile phone and site emergency telephone number, and follow any other safety procedures given to me by site staff  

  • I am 14 years of age or older.  

  • If a person is under 14 years old, they must always be accompanied by a parent, guardian, personal assistant or carer regardless of whether a site permits users to be accompanied. 

  • I understand Access the Dales provides third party insurance and that this insurance is only valid if I abide strictly to the Terms & Conditions of use. 

  • In the event I cause accidental damage or injury to third party property and need to make an insurance claim but can claim under another policy, I understand Access the Dales will only pay a share of the claim and that I must supply Access the Dales with the name and policy number of my insurance company. 

  • I agree not to use the ATW when under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or medication which could affect my ability to safely operate the ATW. 

  • I agree not to do anything to the ATW except to make any necessary adjustments to the seat and handlebar controls. 

  • I will not allow anyone else to use the ATW, carry passengers or animals, or be in control of a pet on a lead (registered Assistance Dogs permitted) 

  • I agree to notify the hub host of any incident, accident, damage or operational difficulty involving the ATW and complete a statement detailing the circumstances. 

  • I will return the ATW within the agreed time and understand that failure to do so will initiate emergency/recovery procedures. 

  • I agree to leave photo ID or car keys for security, which will be returned to me when I return the ATW in the same condition as when it was issued 

  • I agree not to leave the ATW unattended, unless I have removed the key and kept it with me, and it is not causing an obstruction. 

  • I agree to pay the full cost of any necessary repairs resulting from misuse of the ATW. 

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