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explain the importance of ensuring that communication equipment is correctly set up and working properly
It may need setting up by a qualified engineer or specialist person, individual & staff may need training on how to use it, does it need servicing, maintenance check, how often & by whom. [ [ What could be the impact on individual if the equipment wasn't working e.g. health & safety - not working in an emergency - frustration, stress, isolation. Think about a piece of equipment you use & how
you'd feel if it wasn't working properly & who you would call on? ]
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User: explain the importance of ensuring that communication equipment is correctly set up and working properly

Weegy: It may need setting up by a qualified engineer or specialist person, individual & staff may need training on how to use it, does it need servicing, maintenance check, how often & by whom. [ [ What could be the impact on individual if the equipment wasn't working e.g. health & safety - not working in an emergency - frustration, stress, isolation. Think about a piece of equipment you use & how you'd feel if it wasn't working properly & who you would call on? ]
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User: Explain the importance of ensuring communcation equipment is correctly set up andworking pproperly



Weegy: As a carer it is our responsibility to make sure any equipment the individual uses to communicate with, is available, working and is in a safe condition. [ With regards health and safety, electrical communication equipment should be checked by a qualified and approved electrician to ensure it is fit for use. The equipment should have a label attached to it stating when the equipment wastested, who by and when the next check is due. It is important as part of our job, that we make the individual aware of any dangers involved in using the equipment. For example we must not use electrical equipment near the water.We should also regularly check the equipment for wear and tear to cables etc.We must ensure that any aids the individual uses are available and working, for example hearing aids. We should ensure that service user is able to correctly put them on and encourage them to do so. If they are not able to do this, we may need to assist them. As a carer, it’s my duty to make sure they are switched on and set at the correct volume level for the individual. Then we need to regularly check that the batteries are working and replace any that have expired. ]
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