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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 19 February 2014
Date of Publication: 28 February 2014
Inspection Report published 28 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 19 February 2014, 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, talked with staff and reviewed information sent to us by commissioners of services. We talked with commissioners of services.

Our judgement

People were protected because equipment was well maintained and staff had the skills and knowledge to use equipment safely.

Reasons for our judgement

During the inspection we spent time in lounge and dining areas. This helped us to observe the daily routines and have an insight into how people's care and support was being managed. We observed that where wheelchairs were in use, footrests were in place. This confirmed they were being used correctly and safely.

We found the home had an ongoing maintenance and servicing programme to ensure equipment, furnishings and fittings were serviced and maintained. We looked at service contracts to confirm equipment was regularly serviced. This meant people who use this service were not put at risk of harm from unsafe or unsuitable equipment.

Care plans seen had individual risk assessment information for people who required support when mobilising. These had been carried out to identify the potential risk of accidents and harm to the home's staff and the people they supported.

We saw staff assisting people with mobility problems. The staff were patient and took care to ensure the people being supported were assisted safely. The staff members we spoke with confirmed they had received mandatory moving and handling training.