⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 705 Installation, maintenance and removal of assistive technology in social care

Unit 705 Installation, maintenance and removal of assistive technology in social care

This unit is one of the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

  1. 1. Understand the implications for individuals and others of assistive technology installation
    1. 1.1 Explain the impact of installing assistive technology on: a. an individual b. others
    2. 1.2 Explain policies and procedures for safety in relation to assistive technology when working in an individual’s own home including: a. safeguarding b. infection prevention c. fire risk d. risk assessment.
  2. 2. Be able to install assistive technology
    1. 2.1 Support an individual and carers to understand the purpose of installing assistive technology
    2. 2.2 Work in partnership with an individual and others to ascertain location for assistive technology devices
    3. 2.3 Complete safety and operational checks for assistive technology and any linked services
    4. 2.4 Carry out installation of assistive technology with regard to the individual’s needs and choices
    5. 2.5 Ensure operability of assistive technology
    6. 2.6 Support an individual and others to understand instructions on safe use
    7. 2.7 Discuss service agreements with an individual and others.
  3. 3. Be able to support an individual and others to maintain assistive technology
    1. 3.1 Provide an individual and others with information on the maintenance of assistive technology
    2. 3.2 Ensure an individual and others are aware of support available if assistive technology becomes inoperable including: a. procedure b. contact details c. associated cost.
  4. 4. Be able to support an individual and others to remove assistive technology
    1. 4.1 Provide information to an individual and others on removal and disposal of assistive technology after use
    2. 4.2 Support an individual and others to carry out removal of assistive technology in accordance with agreed ways of working including: a. cleaning b. storage c. recycling d. disposal

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