Beyond Housing understands some customers require the use of a mobility scooter to access the outdoor community in which they live.
Over the years we have seen an increase in the availability and use of mobility scooters which has increased the risks to premises which were not originally designed to accommodate such vehicles.
Mobility scooters can pose a significant fire risk. Storage and charging of mobility scooters in communal areas presents a risk of a fire which can spread to other parts of the building.
Additionally, although they might not be directly involved in a fire, mobility scooters may prevent people from evacuating the building safely or restrict access for firefighters entering a building.
We have established a mobility scooter procedure to effectively manage the ownership of mobility scooters in our buildings in order to minimise fire safety risks.
This page provides guidance on the mobility scooter procedure so you are aware of how this may affect you. Find out more below.