Mobility Scooters and Motorised Wheelchairs
In recent times we have seen an increase in the use of mobility scooters and motorised wheelchairs. While we fully respect that some of our residents have a need for them, It is important to keep in mind that there are a limited number of places to store them safely within our properties. Please read the following guidelines if you are a user of, or are considering using any such item.
- All residents must obtain permission in writing from us before bringing their scooter onto schemes / developments with communal areas.
- Residents who are thinking of purchasing a scooter must also discuss and agree with us how they can store it, before making a purchase.
- If customers bring scooters onto a development without obtaining permission first, they may be asked to remove it.
- Scooters cannot be stored in communal walkways or escape routes at any time as doing so may prevent safe escape.
- Scooters do increase fire risk because they have a source of ignition (the battery) and contain combustible material (within the body of the scooter)
- Although the occurrences of mobility scooter fires is fairly low, when they do occur they create a very high fire load that escalates rapidly creating significant heat and toxic smoke.