The CQC guidance on meeting the Fundamental Standards suggests that:
- Any change of use of premises and/or equipment should be informed by a risk assessment and providers must make appropriate alterations to premises and equipment where reasonably practical. Where this is not possible, providers should have appropriate contingency plans and arrangements to mitigate the risks to people using the service. Alterations must be in line with current legislation and guidance.
- There should be regular health and safety risk assessments of the premises (including grounds) and equipment. The findings of the assessments must be acted on without delay if improvements are required.
Trust Care Solutions have NEBOSH trained staff that will be able to review your current risk assessments and provide you with advice on areas of improvement and formulate a plan of action with you or draft new risk assessments as required.