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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 16, 17 April 2013
Date of Publication: 3 May 2013
Inspection Report published 3 May 2013 PDF | 84.16 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 16 April 2013 and 17 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, talked with staff and reviewed information we asked the provider to send to us. We reviewed information sent to us by commissioners of services and talked with commissioners of services.

Our judgement

People were protected from unsafe or unsuitable equipment.

Reasons for our judgement

There was enough equipment to promote the independence and comfort of people who use the service. We saw people were provided with equipment such as walking frames, hoists, slings and continence products. Gloves and other protective equipment were provided for staff to use when they needed them.

People were protected from unsafe or unsuitable equipment because the provider had service certificates in place. They included moving and handling equipment, gas and electrical equipment and installations, fire fighting equipment and the emergency call system. All certificates demonstrated that equipment was maintained to ensure it was safe to use. The staff training matrix demonstrated that staff were provided with training to ensure the equipment was used safely.