Do you use or own an e-scooter or e-bike? The London Fire Brigade (LFB) are reporting a huge increase in fires related to them.
Please read the safety tips below to minimise the risk of a fire starting, potentially putting you, your home and neighbours’ homes at risk.
The LFB attended 116 fires in 2022 relating to e-scooters and e-bikes. In 2023, on average, they’ve attended a fire once every two days.
E-scooters and e-bikes often use Lithium batteries which can start incredibly ferocious fires. These fires are hard to control and spread extremely quickly.
- Read and follow the advice offered by London Fire Brigade, which can you find here
- Always unplug your charger when you’ve finished using it
- Make sure you have working smoke alarms
- Never leave it charging unattended or charge it while you are asleep
- Don’t overload any plug socket such as extension leads
- Don’t overcharge your battery – the manufacturer’s instructions will contain this information
- Read your manufacturer’s instructions
- Get out and call 999 in the event of an e-scooter or e-bike fire.