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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 22 April 2013
Date of Publication: 9 May 2013
Inspection Report published 9 May 2013 PDF | 83.38 KB

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, carried out a visit on 22 April 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.

We carried out a tour of the premises.

Our judgement

People were protected from unsafe or unsuitable equipment.

Reasons for our judgement

People were protected from unsafe or unsuitable equipment because the provider had ensured its safety.

One person who we spoke with said that they felt safe when they were supported with their mobility. They said that they had no concerns about how members of staff assisted them to transfer from their armchair by means of a hoist.

We observed staff operating this hoist and we found that they used this piece of equipment in a safe way. We also saw a member of staff safely supporting a person when using the stair lift.

Service checks had been carried out to ensure that all of the available moving and handling hoists and the stair lift were safe for people to use.

People assessed to be at risk of falls were provided with monitoring equipment for safety reasons. At the time of our inspection visit the supplier of this specialist equipment was visiting the home. Senior members of staff told us that this was to assess the effectiveness of their supplied equipment. The visit was also to supply additional monitoring equipment for individual people using the service who had been assessed and required this specialist equipment.

We saw that there was a testing system in place to ensure that portable electric appliance equipment was safe to use.