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The Importance Of Care Home Equipment Servicing
This entry was posted on February 11, 2014.
Keeping Your Care Home Equipment In Top Condition
The care and medical professions are sectors that are always growing, partly due to the UK’s ageing population. Therefore it is important to ensure that the equipment that is used by the professionals in these industries, is up to scratch to ensure the safety of the care staff working with it; as well as the patients that need the care home equipment to get from their beds to a bath or other necessary functions.
What Does Care Home Equipment Servicing Involve?.
There are a number of functions of care home equipment servicing and maintenance, some is proactive and some is repair, but overall it is important to keep your care home equipment in the best possible condition:
- Hoist Servicing And Maintenance – In a care or medical environment; as well as in patients homes as can often be the case, patient hoists are an important tool to help manoeuvre those who require care. Ensuring these are functioning up to appropriate standards is a high priority for the safety and comfort of those who rely on them
- Bed and Mattress Inspection and Testing – Pressure relief products and profiling beds are two of the most important elements that require care home equipment servicing. These are designed to keep patients safe and comfortable; especially those who have a limited ability in terms of movement, so to prevent bedsores and other issues that arise for those who are bed bound.
- LOLER Testing - Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment Regulations these are a specific set of health and safety guidelines involved with the safe use of lifting equipment to ensure that patients and carers are both kept safe when equipment is in use.
Why Care Home Equipment Servicing Is So Vital
If you are responsible for patients; whether it is in a care home environment or in a medical institution, then it is vital to make sure that the equipment your staff and patients come into contact is at the highest possible standard of maintenance. Care Home Equipment Servicing on a regular basis can make sure that your patients are safe and that your staff don’t harm themselves whilst doing their duties.
Beaucare Medical have a team of expert CRB checked individuals who can ensure that all your care home equipment servicing and maintenance needs are met. Having regular care home equipment servicing, means that your equipment will be in the best possible condition, in order to make life easier for your staff and patients and therefore give you peace of mind.
Other areas of Care Home Equipment Servicing that Beaucare Medical can help with include: