Supporting your compulsory LOLER testing to ensure bathers and carers remain safe
During these challenging times, Gainsborough Healthcare Group remains committed to its duty of care that supports vulnerable bathers, carers and healthcare providers. Our LOLER Inspection Service for lifting equipment and hi-lo baths remains ready to assist your business.
Ensuring your power assisted baths continue to perform reliably is key to CQC rating
This is why we are recommending that your Gainsborough products continue to be inspected and serviced every six months by our ‘key workers’ – in accordance with The Health and Safety Executive (HSE):
Highlights from the HSE statement during the COVID-19 outbreak
- Lifting equipment for the lifting of persons is carried out every six months with a dated report issued to the lift owner. The next six-month examination should take place on or before this date, but not after.
- If no thorough examination has taken place prior to the date on the report, the lifting equipment should not be used until it has been examined by a competent person.
- There is a higher risk of lifting equipment failure should it not be examined as per the six-month schedule and dutyholders are expected to take all reasonably practicable steps to make sure their equipment complies with the law. HSE will keep the situation under review and does not have any plans to issue any exemptions to LOLER requirements.
During all site visits for LOLER testing we fully comply with the latest safety guidance regarding Covid-19 through our Protection Promise. We stand by to support your LOLER testing needs so your clients and staff remain safe, hygiene procedures continue and infection control is maintained.
To fulfil your LOLER safety responsibilities contact our specialist advisors on: 01527 400 022 or contact us.