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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 14 February 2014
Date of Publication: 12 March 2014
Inspection Report published 12 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 14 February 2014, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with carers and / or family members, talked with staff and reviewed information given to us by the provider.

Our judgement

People were protected from unsafe or unsuitable equipment.

Reasons for our judgement

The people we spoke with did not raise any concerns about the safety and suitability of the equipment that was used.

People were protected from unsafe or unsuitable equipment. Specialised equipment was used for the ultrasound scanning. We saw the equipment was clean and in a good state of repair. We saw records which confirmed servicing was taking place. Only the sonographer used the equipment for ultrasound scanning and they were qualified and experienced in its use.

An operational manual was available which explained how the ultrasound machine was set up and operated. We saw that the machine was regularly checked and serviced, repairs has been carried out when required.

Portable electrical appliance testing had been carried out less than a year prior to our inspection to check the safety of any electrical appliances that were being used. The report showed that some items had failed the test. These items had either been put out of use or replaced. This meant that people and staff were protected from the risks of unsafe equipment.