Summary

Buildings maintenance involves the keeping of all care home buildings, fabrics, fittings and equipment in good condition, in efficient working order and in good repair.

Effective maintenance is essential in keeping premises in a safe and presentable condition and in preventing deterioration.

Managers must ensure that any buildings or maintenance work carried out on the premises is conducted safely and in compliance with all relevant health and safety law and buildings regulations.

Related topics include Grounds Maintenance and Suitability of Premises.

Maintenance safety is also covered in Construction Safety which deals with building projects.

Employers' Duties

The care home manager’s duties are to:

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