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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 11 February 2011
Date of Publication: 7 April 2011
Inspection Report published 7 April 2011 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

Our judgement

The registered provider has not ensured that weighing equipment for people who use services was properly maintained. This put people who use services at risk of harm from not having their weight monitored.

User experience

On this occasion we did not speak to people about this outcome area.

Other evidence

The toilet had adjustable hand-rails each side of it and the bath had a bath chair fitted. There was a bathroom sign on the door and the doors were lockable from the inside to ensure that privacy can be maintained.

The stairs had a chair lift. The manager told us this was a back up if the lift broke down. This would continue to ensure that people could move around the home freely.

The weighing scales were broken and had not been repaired for at least three months, which meant that people had not had their weight checked for this time and any changes could not be monitored. This placed people at risk from not having their weight monitored