Safe and compliant

It is vital to enable residents to be independent however, the fact that many are vulnerable means we play a part in ensuring safety. This includes helping to prevent slips, making maintaining hygienic interiors easier, and supporting way-finding. As well as a duty of care to residents, care homes are also obliged by law to protect staff from unsafe working conditions. These obligations are reflected in industry standards and regulation.

The Health Information and Quality Authority is responsible for the registration and inspection of all public, private and voluntary nursing homes and residential care services for older people. Care homes practices must also comply with The Health Act, so compliance is at the heart of how a care home is managed and has an impact on which fittings and fixtures are installed.