Bob Appleyard

Consultant, Mobility Support Services Ltd

Bob Appleyard

Consultant, Mobility Support Services Ltd

Biography

Based on broad experience of vehicle crash testing at Millbrook Proving Ground, Bob is a specialist in the dynamic testing of Healthcare Sector products, including wheelchairs, wheelchair and seating systems and wheelchair tie-downs and occupant restraint systems. Experience also includes the dynamic testing of road ambulance vehicles and their associated equipment.

Bob’s has worked as a technical advisor for a major UK wheelchair tie-down and occupant restraint system manufacturer providing support to UK transport providers in a broad range of wheelchair accessible vehicle environments.

Bob now acts as an independent consultant with Mobility Support Services Ltd. providing a transport advisory services, training in the use of tie-downs and occupant restraints and support to manufacturers with crash test activities. A recent project undertaken was the 1st revision of the Posture and Mobility Group Best Practice Guidelines for the Transportation of People Seated in Wheelchairs, made available in July 2019.