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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 23 January 2014
Date of Publication: 5 March 2014
Inspection Report published 05 March 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 staff.

Our judgement

People were protected from unsafe or unsuitable equipment.

Reasons for our judgement

We found that there was suitable equipment to ensure that work was carried out safely.

We observed that next to each piece of equipment was an up to date data sheet which listed a record of maintenance checks undertaken. This was completed daily and signed when the check has been completed. Monthly in depth maintenance checks and deep cleans were undertaken for all equipment and signed off by the laboratory manager. All maintenance sheets were up to date. Service reports were available for all equipment.

Temperature checks of the fridges and maintenance room, where archive materials were stored, were undertaken to ensure the temperature was kept within the required limits of between two and eight degrees Celsius.