Become A Tramper Hire Site

Our collaborations with our community and local and national charities and businesses.

Our aim is to make as many areas of the countryside as accessible as possible. Your venue could become a Tramper hire site if:

  • Your site has a suitable and an interesting network of paths that are safely accessible for a Tramper.

  • Your facilities such as parking, visitor centre and toilets are accessible.

  • You have secure storage and electrical charging facilities for the Tramper when it is not in use.

  • You have staff on site (ideally including weekends and holidays) who are able to spare the time to assist users and book the Trampers in and out.

 

If you think that your organisation’s location has potential to offer Tramper hire and you are interested in working with Lake District Mobility, please contact us.

You can find out more about our current partnerships and overall work in our annual reports.

 

Partner Sites

Partner sites enter a lease agreement with us, where we provide the Tramper to the site, to be used by Lake District Mobility members.

 

We will start by carrying out an assessment of facilities and routes and provide you with a detailed written and illustrated report and a risk assessment.

 

If you decide to become a partner, Lake District Mobility will:

  • Provide your site with a Tramper

  • Provide training for your staff

  • Insure the Tramper and the operation of the hire scheme

  • Co-ordinate the annual maintenance and repairs to the Tramper

  • Carry out inspections and checks to ensure that the hire scheme is operating properly

  • Operate the Tramper booking system and membership scheme

  • Publicise the Tramper hire available on your site to the public and members of Lake District Mobility

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Affiliated Sites

We can provide support to sites that own their Tramper, under an affiliated site agreement. In this agreement the site has the responsibility for the vehicle, including insurance, repairs and maintenance.

 

We would begin by carrying out an assessment of the facilities and the route and provide a risk assessment.

We will then:

  • Provide training for your staff

  • Insure the operation of the hire scheme

  • Co-ordinate the annual maintenance and repairs to the Tramper

  • Carry out inspections and checks to ensure that the hire scheme is operating properly

  • Operate the Tramper booking system and membership scheme

  • Publicise the Tramper hire available on your site to the public and members of Lake District Mobility

 

Managed Affiliated Sites

We also work with managed affiliated sites, where one partner has ownership and responsibility for the Tramper(s) whilst other partner(s) run the daily hire scheme on the site(s).

 

As with the other two types of partnerships, we would carry out an assessment of facilities and routes and provide a risk assessment before setting up an agreement.

 

Lake District Mobility would operate as a third party in this arrangement and is responsible for:

  • Staff training

  • Insuring the operation of the scheme

  • Co-ordinating the maintenance and repairs to the Tramper(s)

  • Carry out inspections and checks to ensure that the hire scheme is operating properly

  • Operate the Tramper booking system and membership scheme

  • Publicise the Tramper hire available on your site to the public and members of Lake District Mobility

 

If you would like to discuss becoming a partner with Lake District Mobility, or need more information, please contact us.

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If you would like to discuss becoming a partner with Lake District Mobility, or need more information, please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will it cost our organisation to become a hire site?


There is a one-off fee of £350 that covers the initial access and risk assessments and initial training for staff and volunteers at the site.

Partner Sites pay Lake District Mobility an annual payment of £995, which covers the lease of the Tramper scooter, the cost of insuring the vehicle and the operation of the hire scheme, staff training, health and safety guidance, ongoing access assessments and all servicing and maintenance of the Tramper.




Can we charge our visitors a fee to hire the Tramper?


Many of the hire sites we work with do not charge for the Tramper hire. Sites can, however, at their discretion charge for the hire of the Tramper a maximum charge of £2.50/hour. This income can be kept by the site to help cover costs.




How is the scheme managed?


The scheme is managed by a Charity Development manager. We also have a Charity Operations officer, who oversees the operation of the membership scheme, and a Fundraising Officer. All our staff work part-time.

The Lake District Mobility Trustee Board has the responsibility to provide overall direction and management of the charity.




What kind of training will our staff get?


Lake District Mobility staff provides training to staff and volunteers at the hire site. This includes all aspects of the scheme, such as using the Tramper, health and safety, disability awareness and Lake District Mobility membership system and operational procedures.

It is recommended that partner organisation ensure that all staff at site complete first aid training and have passed a DBS check or similar current and relevant checks if lone working.




I know a great location for a Tramper. How can I get a Tramper there?


We are constantly on the look-out for potential new locations for Tamper hire and it is really helpful for us to hear your ideas and suggestions. Your feedback can give us ideas for locations we may not have thought of. Also, it is very helpful for us to be able to show that there is already interest from the public for a Tramper when we approach a potential hire location.

If you know of a good location, please contact us and we will explore your idea further.