Why it is important to have Mobility Equipment Maintained
Care and Nursing Homes
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
These Regulations, often abbreviated to PUWER, place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over work equipment. PUWER also places responsibilities on businesses and organisations whose employees use work equipment, whether owned by them or not.
PUWER requires that equipment provided for use at work is:
- Suitable for the intended use
- Safe for use, maintained in a safe condition and inspected to ensure it is correctly installed and does not subsequently deteriorate
- Used only by people who have received adequate information, instruction and training
All care and nursing home staff use, operate or come into contact with mobility equipment, either supplied by the home or by clients.
These include Mobility scooters, Power chairs, Adjustable (rise & recline) chairs and beds, Wheelchairs, Rollators and Tri-walkers.
If your home has a fleet of wheelchairs for general use, they should be regularly maintained, and a service log (a certificate of servicing) kept as evidence for your CQC inspection.
Caring Comes First Mobility can provide a full maintenance service for all the above mobility equipment, which consist of equipment servicing by our qualified engineers, a certificate of servicing listing individual equipment, date serviced and next service due date for your records.
We also provide a repair service for the above mobility equipment, with written quotes for your CQC records.