Regulation 15: Premises and equipment of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 states:

(1) All premises and equipment used by the service provider must be:

(a) clean,
(b) secure,
(c) suitable for the purpose for which they are being used,
(d) properly used,
(e) properly maintained, and
(f) appropriately located for the purpose for which they are being used.

Both the CQC and Local authorities when visiting care providers for a regulatory visit will examine health and safety. Some local authorities as part of the QAF (Quality Assurance Framework) visits to services are sending health and safety specialists, who may not be from a care background to review the service and then incorporating their findings into their reports.

Trust Care Solutions have NEBOSH trained staff that will be able to visit your service and undertake a mock inspection of your location and provide you with advice on areas of improvement and formulate a plan of action with you.

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