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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 6 August 2012
Date of Publication: 28 August 2012
Inspection Report published 28 August 2012 PDF

People should be safe from harm from unsafe or unsuitable equipment (outcome 11)

Not met 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

The provider was not compliant with this standard. The provider did not protect people by monitoring the maintenance of equipment used.

User experience

The people we spoke with did not comment on the equipment available.

Other evidence

Equipment used was provided in people’s own private home and was supplied by health agencies or purchased privately. We did discuss how the agency ensured the safety of its care workers and clients by monitoring the maintenance of equipment used. At the time of the inspection there was no system in place and staff were not required to record that they had checked the equipment before each use.