We are now also able to supply many other products that will help to maintain a safe environment on your bus and give drivers the tools that they need to react to and prevent emergencies. Our belts are manufactured in the U.S.A by Besi, Inc. We now also have an exciting new range of bus safety equipment that can be viewed in our online store and purchased through Paypal. Please explore our website and view our video by clicking on the link at the top of the page. If there are any questions, do not hesitate to ask. We can be emailed or contacted by using the options on the contact us page.
The Access-Arize Belt was invented and developed following a terrible accident on a para-transit vehicle when a passenger using a wheelchair tipped off a bus lift falling 4 feet to the ground while still attached to his mobility device. We needed to come up with something that could help to prevent this from happening again, and that would not require any modification of the lift. We have been very fortunate to have a fleet of 120 buses at our disposal to test and improve the belt using feedback from our drivers. We then turned our attention to other areas where people are being hurt or injured. This led us to invent the belt to protect the inboard platform of the lift and prevent people from tipping backwards into the bus. It also enables drivers to have more control over their passengers on the lift.
Ralph Mason: Co-founder. He worked at London transport for several years before moving to America in 1999. Since then he has worked for a major Para-transit agency, first as a driver and since 2005 as a trainer. He is an award-winning trainer with an astounding knowledge of transportation regulations and a unique training style.
Dale Binkley: Co-founder. Has more than 45 years of experience in the transportation field. Starting as a driver he quickly moved into a supervisory role with a leading Colorado transport company. More recently he has discovered his niche as a safety and training manager where he excels. Before leaving the public sector to focus full time on Driver Training and professional development.
Here at Access-Arize we have more than 70 years of transportation experience and are dedicated to improving safety and training in the industry. Not only can we offer consultation services and advice, we can also provide training tailored to fit and meet your requirements and time slot.
At Access-Arize we believe strongly that no passenger should leave a bus in a worse emotional or physical condition than when they got on the bus. When we heard that 70% of passengers that are injured on para-transit style buses were not in a vehicle that was involved in an accident, this got us thinking...what is going wrong?