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Care Home Rated High Risk for Fire Safety

Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors have rated the Parkview ResidParkviewential Home as “Requires Improvement” following recent inspections.

The home has a poor history with inspections and recent improvements had not been maintained.

The Care Home had received a number of recommendations from the Fire Service during 2018. However had done nothing to improve their safety.

Prompt actions had not been taken following the last fire risk assessment in 2018. A number of recommendations had not been acted on.

There were issues with Fire Doors that had gaps underneath the door and allowed smoke to enter or in some cases, no Fire Doors at all.

There were also a lack of signs for Fire Exits and holes within walls that were designed to restrict the movement of fire.

The CQC inspectors stated

“Each recommendation had been assessed as high risk. We made a referral to Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service following the inspection based on these concerns. Following our referral, the Fire Service issued an enforcement notice”

A Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) is required under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and must be completed by a competent person. The FRA will identify your site hazards, the people at risk and a means of escape. The FRA should be renewed every 3 years or whenever there is a change of premises and be reviewed every 12 months.

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