Service User Safety and Peace of Mind
There are many protocols your care facility can have within your risk assessment plan for your Care Home, Special School or Hospital to certify your patient handling equipment’s compliance and safe condition for use.
Ensuring your risk assessment includes weight testing for all patient lifting equipment is an essential part of having good practices in place.
Many organisations utilise chair scales to enable the administration of medication. It is important for the safety of your service user to ensure these pieces of lifting equipment are being weight tested with calibrated weights to properly test for functional accuracy.
Additionally, have a conversation with your patient handling equipment service and maintenance provider to check to see if weight testing is a part of the work they provide. Furthermore, it is important to have weight testing (when conducted) recorded on your equipment service report documentation.
Here at Medaco we use M1 tolerance calibrated weights for calibration checks on weighing equipment, and standard dead weights for weight testing carried out within our annual services, during commissioning, and after any major works are fulfilled.
Choosing to work with Medaco helps to ensure peace of mind, and equipment compliance for your patient lifting equipment. Get in touch with our team to book in your servicing and maintenance, we are happy to help.