Lewisham Homes has partnered with the London Fire Brigade, BRE and the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA) to carry out tests to examine how effective residential sprinkler systems are on mobility scooter fires.
Steve Kilden, Fire Safety Advisor for Lewisham Homes said:
‘A growing number of residents need to use mobility scooters. Because of this we’ve had to look at where they can store and charge their scooters safely and how we can reduce the fire risk.
We asked BRE to help us identify whether sprinklers, combined with other safety measures, mean residents can safely store their mobility scooters within shared spaces’