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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 29 November 2012
Date of Publication: 10 January 2013
Inspection Report published 10 January 2013 PDF

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

Meeting 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, reviewed information sent to us by other organisations, carried out a visit on 29 November 2012 and observed how people were being cared for. We talked with people who use the service, talked with carers and / or family members, talked with staff and talked with stakeholders.

Our judgement

People are not risk of harm from unsafe or unsuitable equipment.

Reasons for our judgement

One of the reasons that we looked at this outcome was at the last inspection in August 2011 we found risk assessments did not provide a sufficient and detailed picture of the aids and equipment people used or addressed the risks associate with their use.

People spoken with told us they were happy and felt comfortable with the equipment used in the home. They told us wheelchairs, hoists and walking aids were always available when they needed them. They also told us they felt safe with the equipment the staff used and they were caring and new how to use the equipment.

We looked at a special mattress used by one person and found it was properly maintained, used correctly and safe. There were records of hoists and slings that people used. Staff spoken with told us they had had training and had received enough information on all the equipment they used in the home when supporting people.