RO21: Emergency Procedures

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  • Emergency Procedures
    • Appropriate staff training for specialist equipment
      • E.G. hoists, transfer boards
      • Staff know how to use the equipment correctly
    • Equipment is fit for purpose, appropriate for use and specialist equipment provided
      • Ensures that the correct equipment is provided, reduces risk of injury to staff or service user
    • Regular checks for damage, repairmen or disposal if necessary
      • E.G. inspecting toys/ wheelchairs
      • No worn out, damaged or potentially dangerous equipment in use
    • The care setting should have a reporting system for damaged or faulty equipment
      • Allows immediate action to be taken, reduces the risk of an accident
    • Replacement program for older or worn out equipment
      • A good standard of equipment is maintained


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