Mobility scooter stores can be found at all our following Independent Living Schemes:
As a resident of an Independent Living Scheme, you can apply to store your own personal mobility scooter within the store. We hope our mobility scooter stores assist our residents in maintaining their mobility, freedom, and independence.
The Scheme Manager for the scheme will provide you with a copy of our Mobility Scooter Storage Policy. They will check if spaces are available and add you to a waiting list if the store is currently full. When a space is available, the Scheme Manager will help you fill in an application form and discuss with you the weekly charge.
The charge is 60p a week and is paid directly from your rent account. We advise residents to obtain appropriate insurance for mobility scooters (details of which are available in the policy) and a copy of this will be taken for our records.
Your mobility scooter will need to have a Portable Appliance Test (PAT test) - which is an electrical safety test - if it is to be kept in the store and again the Scheme Manager will be able to discuss with you the arrangements for this.
The mobility scooter stores are communal areas and Berneslai Homes accepts no responsibility for any loss, theft or damage of any items placed within the store.
You can read our policy below.
Like all electrical items, mobility scooters, e-bikes and e-scooters with a lithium battery can cause a fire risk. If the batteries become damaged or begin to fail, they can start fires that spread quickly out of control.
You can reduce the risk of a lithium battery catching fire by:
When charging lithium batteries:
Before a failing lithium battery catches fire, there are often a few warning signs. If you see any of these signs you'll need to take immediate action to stay safe and reduce the risk of fire:
What you should do if your lithium battery is a fire risk
If your battery shows any of these signs of failing, immediately turn off the device and unplug it from the power source.
Call the device manufacturer or retailer for further instructions. If the device starts smoking or catches fire, raise the alarm, get out, stay out and call 999 immediately.
Disposing of a lithium battery
Lithium batteries shouldn’t be placed in your wheelie bin or communal bin due to the fire risk they pose. Instead you should dispose of them safely at your local household waste recycling centres.
In our independent living schemes
We have specific guidance for residents living in our independent living schemes:
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