What is the Powered Wheelchair and Mobility Scooter Assessment and Training Scheme?
The Driving Mobility PWMS Assessment and Training Scheme is a new initiative designed to ensure mobility scooter retailers are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide safe driving guidance for mobility scooter users.
Why is the scheme important?
Mobility scooters play a crucial role in providing independence and freedom of movement for individuals with mobility challenges. However, it is essential to ensure that users receive proper guidance and support to operate their scooters safely. The Driving Mobility Scheme addresses this need by training retailers to help customers choose the right scooter for their needs, and instruct them on safe use.
Mary, Company Owner of Mobility Britain, successfully completed the Driving Mobility PWMS Assessment and Training Scheme on 10th October 2023. This achievement highlights Mary's commitment to staying updated with the latest industry standards and best practices.
Mary said "It was a really enjoyable and informative event. I met some great people, and gained valuable insights from listening to the experiences of fellow retailers and the Driving Mobility experts. I would recommend the scheme to all mobility scooter retailers ".
Sponsored by the Department of Transport
The scheme is sponsored by the Department of Transport. This sponsorship demonstrates the government's recognition of the importance of promoting safe mobility scooter usage and ensuring retailers are equipped with the necessary knowledge to provide accurate guidance.