The building complies to current Fire Regulations with Notices and Fire Extinguishers located at top and bottom of stairs. Fire Exits are clearly marked, but if in doubt, please ask. Fire Training is a high priority and carried out every six months. In the event of a fire alarm actuation (an audible bell), if it is safe to do so, please remain where you are and a member of staff will direct you to safety.
The Care Home has a good inventory of equipment to meet most requirements. (Very specialised equipment is usually provided by the NHS. Should this not be the case then the resident advocate is responsible for the hire cost.)
Staff are issued with name badges displaying their christian names. Aronel Cottage has a high staff ratio to ensure quality time with our residents. All our staff undertake Induction training. We far exceed 50% of the CQC minimum standard for qualifying staff in our last inspection we achieved 94%.
All our new staff undertake Criminal History Check DBS, extensive in house induction training & supervision. Those without NVQ2 are enrolled onto the course 3-6 months post induction completed.