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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 5 December 2013
Date of Publication: 3 January 2014
Inspection Report published 03 January 2014 PDF

People should be safe from harm from unsafe or unsuitable equipment (outcome 11)

Not met this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are not at risk of harm from unsafe or unsuitable equipment (medical and non-medical equipment, furnishings or fittings).
  • Benefit from equipment that is comfortable and meets their needs.

How this check was done

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 5 December 2013, observed how people were being cared for and checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care. We talked with people who use the service, talked with carers and / or family members and talked with staff.

Our judgement

People were not protected from unsafe or unsuitable equipment.

Reasons for our judgement

Fire equipment and alarms were the main pieces of equipment in use at the time of our inspection. We saw that smoke alarms, fire blankets and extinguishers were situated throughout the building. We also saw information displayed detailing what action was to be taken in the event of a fire.

From records we saw that no fire drills had been recorded as taking place since 20th January 2012. We also saw that fire equipment, for example; fire blankets and extinguishers were last checked in December 2008. We informed the manager during the inspection and indicated that this should be resolved immediately.

The failure to ensure that the firefighting equipment was properly maintained and the lack of fire drills placed the people both using and working in the service at risk. People were not protected from the risk of harm from unsafe or unsuitable equipment.