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“I find Arinite professional, responsive and committed to ensuring excellent health and safety practices within the workplace and within our resident’s homes.

I would recommend Arinite, they are responsive and reply very quickly to correspondence.

In addition to this our consultant is highly knowledgeable and is able to give us up to date information and guidance on a wide range of health and safety matters.

Having an independent person to run scenarios and situations past has resulted in reduced costs for example when we have received reports from insurers.”

Louise Graham,
Housing Operations Manager, Sapphire Independent Housing, June 2017

Equipment Safety

All equipment used in the Care Home must be listed, logged and maintained according to manufacturer’s recommendations and legal requirements.

Lifting equipment will need statutory inspections and service maintenance records. All staff using the equipment must have specific work equipment instruction, information, training and supervision.

Visual inspections should be undertaken by all staff before using any equipment.

The Asset Register should have the details of the schedules for all service checks to be carried out externally or internally by a competent engineer. Electrical equipment will require portable electrical testing and other specific inspections.

Key points to consider

  • Ensure work equipment is adequately maintained in accordance with PUWER.
  • Lifting equipment (including accessories) should be examined in accordance with LOLER.
  • Electrical equipment must be properly maintained.
  • Staff must be trained in the safe use of equipment, and checks that they are using the training they have attended.

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