Care Home General Observation

This checklist can be used to verify the general state of the care home premises and facilities, to ensure that the residents are living in good conditions of safety, hygiene and care.

Care Home General Observation



Fire Safety

1. All fire extinguishers in the correct location.


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2. All fire extinguishers free from obstruction.


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3. All fire exits clear from obstruction.


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4. All fire exit signs clearly visible.


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5. Fire Policy and Procedure displayed in the reception.


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6. Visitor’s book is easily accessible and with a working pen.


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7. Fire doors with automatic closers or fire guards are closed fully.


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Odours

1. Reception area free from offensive odours.


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2. All communal areas in the home free from odours.


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3. All resident bedrooms free from odours.


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4. All automatic air fresheners work.


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Cleanliness

1. Reception area is clean and tidy.


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2. All communal areas are clean and tidy.


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3. All bedrooms are clean and tidy.


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Bathrooms

1. Bathrooms clear from items causing obstructions (wheelchairs, hoists).


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2. Bathrooms clear of COSHH items.


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3. All bathrooms have supply of hand wash, sanitiser, blue towels and toilet roll.


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