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ASSESSMENT FOR THE PROVISION OF

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									Leeds Community Equipment Service

ASSESSMENT FOR THE PROVISION OF RISER/RECLINER CHAIR
1. Service User Details Name of Service User…………………………………D.O.B ………………………………… Address………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……..

…………………………………………………………………………………………… ……
About the Service User Yes Is the person able to stand up out of the chair? If no – consider alternative chair in property If no – would chair raisers assist? If no – would a lift assist cushion assist? If no – would a riser unit under existing chair assist? Once standing, is the service user mobile, either with or without mobility equipment? If yes, consider riser chair. Does the person need to alter their position Is the person at risk of pressure sores? Does the person need to elevate their legs? If yes, a riser/recliner chair could be considered, but the following issues should be addressed in all cases. Who is going to operate the chair? No

Is the operator aware of the potential hazards of the chair? Does the user have any cognitive impairment? If yes, caution should be noted. Would the person be able to move their legs off the side of the leg rest? If yes, would they be able to lift them back up again? If no, would they be aware of the position of their legs? If no, caution should be noted.

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The Environment

Where is the chair going to be used? Is there a socket nearby? Is there room for the chair to fully recline, and for the leg rest to be raised? Will other equipment be used around the chair? Is there room to use any other equipment? Mobile Hoist? Over bed table? Wheelchair/Commode? Other equipment? State

Own home

Nursing home

N/A

Name of Service User: …………………………………………………………………………….………… Address: ………………………………….……………………………………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………

If a Riser/Recliner chair is to be considered as a way of meeting Service User's needs, the following risk assessment should be complete:

3.

Others who might be harmed if riser/recliner chair is provided (Tick as appropriate) Family members and visitors, including children and pets Service providers (i.e. Care assistants)

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Assessment of Risk

Identify the hazards associated with the use of the riser/recliner chair and then calculate the risk rating
Hazard Are there regular visits from children? Yes / No Are there any pets in the household? Yes / No Entrapment • Children/pets becoming trapped under base of chair when chair lowered. • Children/pets becoming trapped between back of seat cushion and backrest when chair has been reclined and is being brought forward • Users legs becoming trapped between seat cushion and legrest if users legs are not on footrest. • Does the user have pillows/bedding on the chair that may fall off and get trapped? Tripping over trailing wires If the person is unable to operate the chair, is there a risk that others around may operate the chair? Risk of electrocution Other hazard identified: state* * * *
Likelihood of Incident

Likelihood

Severity

Risk Rating

Severity of Injury

Risk Rating

Score
1 2 3 4 5
Rare Could happen in exceptional circumstances Conceivable it could happen Might happen at some time Will probably happen in

Score
1 2 3 4 5
Negligible No injuries

Score
1-8 - LOW RISK
Minor First aid treatment only Medical treatment necessary Significant loss of capacity Death

Unlikely

9-11 - MEDIUM RISK

Possible

Moderate

Likely

Major

12-15 - HIGH RISK

most circumstances
Almost certain Is expected to happen in most circumstances Catastrophic

16-25 - EXTREME RISK

From above tables calculate Risk Rating RISK RATING = LIKELIHOOD SCORE x SEVERITY SCORE e.g. Minor 2 x Unlikely 2 = Risk Rating 4 - LOW RISK

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Name of Service User: ………………………………………………………………………………. Address: ………………………………….……………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………….

5. Risks attached to provision of riser/recliner chair
Do you consider the risks of providing a riser/recliner chair are less than the risks of not providing a riser/recliner chair ?

YES

NO

If the provision of riser/recliner chair will not meet user’s needs, then consideration should be given to providing alternative equipment e.g. Fully supportive chair e.g. Symmetrikit, Kirton. See separate assessment sheet.

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Action Required

To reduce the risk further: If a riser/recliner chair is to be provided, list below any actions required to reduce the risk rating i.e. training / instructions, position wires against wall.

Action E.g. Turn chair off at the socket when not in use

Person responsible to action OT

Date actioned (date of provision)

7. Completion Details
Assessor :………………………..……… Date:….…..…… To be Reviewed in Signature:……………………… Tel. No…………………… Designation Base:…………………………

………. Months by ……………………… Title…………………………

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