Over the past 20 years Mobility Engineering has been passionately working within the Child Restraints and Child Car Seats Industry. Throughout this time Mobility Engineering has been providing expert technical support services, training in the correct use and fitment of restraints and assisting with design and testing for restraint manufacturers. Looking at restraints from an engineering and vehicle safety point of view, we have always found that our view and understanding of restraints and child restraint safety in vehicle accident situations to be quite different to the generic child products industry view and understanding of child restraints. With our understanding of vehicle dynamics, restraint safety and design we are able to provide you with a lot of education around the use and effects of child restraints in a vehicle. The following areas are where we specialise in this industry and there are some handy resources at the bottom of the page as well
Mobility Engineering operates a free public call centre providing technical advice in the area of child protection in vehicle and the correct use and function of various child restraints. Our team of friendly engineers are on hand to help you find the right answer to your technical enquiry and ensure that you and your children are safely and legally secured in their child seat. Our call centre is directly linked to the NSW Government Call Centre and NRMA Call Centre and we are on call to support them with any technical enquiries. You are always welcome to contact us directly if you have any questions about child car seats.
We also regularly attend and present at local road safety events and functions and are happy to contribute to your event, please contact us to discuss what we can offer.
Mobility Engineering operates a Registered Training Organisation that offers a nationally recognised Training Course – 10832NAT: Selection and Installation of Child Restraints (view course here). This course is available to members of the public and fitters who want to learn how to correctly set up and install child restraints as well as find anchor points in the vehicle.
Mobility Engineering manages and administers a network of Authorised Safety Restraint Fitting Stations across the State of New South Wales. The Authorised Restraint Fitting Stations (ARFS) are authorised to install safety restraints including seat belts and baby car seat restraints.
Our consulting services and expertise is also often used by the restraint manufacturers for everything from providing feedback for restraint design, particularly when it comes to fitting and usage of the restraints to representing manufacturers in court cases as a subject expert witness.
The following are some very handy and useful resources for those who are carrying or transporting children in their vehicles.
NSW fitting stations
Child Car Seats Website is a NSW government funded initiative that provides fantastic information and guidance when trying to choose a restraint by independently testing the restraints and giving them Star Ratings: https://www.childcarseats.com.au/?gclid=CIzXj87hrsgCFUwDvAodvAAJkw
The FAQ section of the Child Car Seats website provide excellent tips and answers most of the common questions we get on a daily basis: https://www.childcarseats.com.au/faqs
The National Best Practice Best Practice Guidelines – Mobility Engineering contributed to the development of this document as part of a greater team of dedicated restraint professionals