The Importance of routine servicing & preventative maintenance
A planned servicing and preventive maintenance routine of moving and handling equipment is essential to reduce the chance of failure, breakdowns and potential accidents.
It is important to assess the condition and wear of essential components before they fail reduces the risk of breakdowns.
Equipment breakdowns are always inconvenient, expensive and are best avoided!
We all know that everyday checks on your equipment is important, we know that carers (and family members) will not be aware of what to check or how to correct an issue if they spot one. A thorough service to the manufacturers specification will examine components that are part of the equipment, including some areas/parts that are not normally visible. Therefore it is essential that a full service is carried out to detect unwanted movement or wear and tear on the moving parts.
Obviously, nobody wants an emergency situation which can seriously affect both the client and the care staff. These situations can lead to delays in needed care and increase the possibly an incident which may have to be reported. A pro-active servicing program will ensure that emergency incidents are avoided, leading to greater confidence for your staff, patients and insurers.
It is law that any lifting equipment must be inspected in accordance with the LOLER regulations (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) . These regular inspections must be carried out by a competent person, in order to meet these regulations. This is of course a service that we can offer.
Peace of mind
We are all well aware of the risks that are associated with moving and handling procedures. Ensuring that any equipment, for such procedures, is fully serviced, maintained and inspected for safe use is hugely important!
Our service engineers are fully trained in the servicing and maintenance of most types of equipment that is used in a care environment. We can help you to consolidate suppliers, reduce costs, and your staff and users can feel safe. All servicing and service contracts can be tailored to your needs.
Slings and mattresses
We are also able to check items like slings and mattresses - ensuring that they are safe to use and free from any defects or problems
Some examples of equipment that we service & repair include:
We can provide planned preventative maintenance, equipment servicing and L.O.L.E.R in most of England and Scotland
Contact us today to discuss how we can help