Here are some myths about the use of mobility scooters on business premises that quite a lot of people believe.
Myth: Only business owners with large premises should provide mobility scooters
Many business owners think that if their premises are quite small, they don't need to provide mobility scooters, as they believe that this equipment is only useful for customers who need to access large premises like hotels, department stores and big office buildings. This is definitely not true.
The reality is that many people who like to use these scooters have injuries or illnesses that leave them in severe chronic pain when they try to walk. For these individuals, having to walk even a short distance, such as up and down a small shop's five-metre aisle, could exhaust them and result in them needing to sit down for several minutes. If they need to do this in a shop, they might have to ask its staff members for help (so that these workers could give them a hand whilst they try to reach the nearest seat). This could take these employees away from their work and leave other customers who need to be served by these workers waiting for a long time.
As such, it's important for business owners whose premises are small not to underestimate the tremendous relief that they could provide their less mobile customers with, by enabling them to access scooters that will make exploring their premises much easier and less painful.
Myth: Mobility scooters can ruin the flooring in business premises
Another myth that has been spread about these scooters is that they will ruin the flooring of any business premises on which they're used. In truth, the daily use of scooters in, for example, a shop, will have about the same effect on a floor as the heavy foot traffic that occurs on a moderately-busy day would.
Much like heavy foot traffic, it would take a few years of scooters being driven on a well-made commercial floor for them to start having an effect on its condition (provided the scooters in question are indoor ones) and the only scenario in which they might damage a floor prematurely is if the flooring material is extremely flimsy or is already badly damaged (in which case, this flooring is probably not suitable for use in a busy commercial setting). In most premises, where either average quality or high-end flooring is used, scooters should not cause this issue.
Reach out to a mobility scooter supplier today for more information.