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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 29 November 2010
Date of Publication: 11 January 2011
Inspection Report published 11 January 2011 PDF

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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

Our judgement

On the basis of the evidence provided and the views of people using the service we found the service to be compliant with this outcome.

User experience

People who use the service told us they had access to the equipment they needed. Examples people gave included walking frames and pressure relief cushions and wheelchairs. We observed that the equipment people were using was clean and in good condition.

Other evidence

There are systems in place to regularly check equipment, for example control devices for raising a chair.

Staff spoken with demonstrated a good understanding of the needs of people's needs and the use of the equipment and told us of the training they had received. This confirmed what the provider had told us in the compliance assessment about how equipment used in the home is regularly serviced and checked to ensure it is safe for use and that staff have been trained in the use of equipment in the home.