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Holderness Laser Clinic Limited - Hull Road Hessle

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 23 January 2014
Date of Publication: 18 February 2014
Inspection Report published 18 February 2014 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, carried out a visit on 23 January 2014, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with staff.

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 ensured the equipment used in the service was serviced and maintained and service certificates were available for inspection.

We saw that people were satisfied with the service and staff were able to give us detailed explanations of the treatments available and the equipment used. One person told us “I have every confidence in the staff and their competency with the equipment. They tell you what to expect and are always professional during the treatments.”

We were shown the six monthly service certificates for the Ellipse equipment used to deliver the laser treatments for hair removal and skin rejuvenation. The last service had been completed in November 2013 and the certificate stated all equipment was in good working order.

Contracts were in place with the local council for the collection of sharps waste and general waste. We saw invoices from 2013 that indicated waste was disposed of in a safe and approved manner.

Any electrical items provided by the service had to pass a portable appliance test (PAT). This test ensured that equipment was safe for people who used the service and did not put them in any danger. We saw the paperwork for the completion of the tests in August 2013 and each piece of equipment had a dated ‘pass’ label attached to it.