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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 21 February 2013
Date of Publication: 13 March 2013
Inspection Report published 13 March 2013 PDF

People should be cared for in safe and accessible surroundings that support their health and welfare (outcome 10)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are in safe, accessible surroundings that promote their wellbeing.

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 21 February 2013 and talked with staff.

Our judgement

People who use the service, staff and visitors were protected against the risks of unsafe or unsuitable premises.

Reasons for our judgement

The provider had taken steps to provide care in an environment that was suitably designed and adequately maintained. We looked in one ambulance used by the provider. The ambulance was in a good state of repair and contained all the necessary equipment including blankets, protective wear, oxygen, a defibrillator, airways and emergency first aid kits. This meant the provider ensured comfort and safety for the people using the service.

Documents we looked at showed that the provider had suitable insurance cover including vehicle, employers and public liability and their ambulances were suitably licensed. We saw documentary evidence that the ambulances were regularly serviced and had current Ministry of Transport (MOT) test certificates. This meant the ambulances were safe and roadworthy.