Handy / Maintenance Person
Handy / Maintenance Person - Prenton
Salary: £8.90 - £9.00 per hour
Our client is a family owned company that has been established since 1991.
They own and operate seven high quality nursing and residential care homes, on five sites, in Merseyside and Lancashire.
The company prides itself in being able to offer residents the ability to retain their own individuality in the atmosphere of a 'home' rather than an 'institution'.
To carry out day to day maintenance on the fabric of the building, its services and grounds in order to ensure that the Care Home is maintained in a safe and efficient functional order.
General maintenance knowledge / experience e.g.
minor electrical, plumbing, joinery work etc, Good communication skills, Confident team player, Clean driving licence, Use of a car or similar vehicle
Willingness to receive training on current Health & Safety / EHO issues, Satisfactory enhanced DBS Disclosure, Police Check and check against the POVA List (where applicable)
Understanding of central heating systems, laundry equipment and hot & cold water systems, Knowledge of current Health & Safety regulations
Report and action any known defects to appliances, damaged furniture / equipment and any other potential hazards to the Home Manager, who will advise accordingly.
Ensure the maintenance of the Care Home's exterior, including:
Clean all signs / lighting outside the Care Home.
Carry out any patching up or touching up of decoration as and when required in order to maintain standard of Care Home.
Test the fire alarm system, and log results, weekly.
Check call points, fire exits, door retaining devices and fire emergency lights, as specified in Company procedures.
Ensure all ventilation units and lights are kept clean.
Replace any defective light bulbs / diffusers.
Test all portable appliances as specified in Company procedures.
Test, and record, water temperatures as specified in Company procedures.
Maintain a "Maintenance Book" in which defects are recorded by Staff Members.
Use this book to effect repairs/replacements daily.
Assist/supervise with deliveries to the Care Home.
Monitor delivered goods closely.
Health & Safety:
Ensure that paints and varnishes are used and stored only in accordance with manufacturers' instructions.
Ensure areas in which any painting / varnishing work is being done is well ventilated and safe for Clients, Visitors and Staff Members.
Report immediately to the Home Manager, or Person in Charge, any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a Client, colleague, self or another.
Understand and ensure the implementation of the Care Home's Health and Safety policy, and Emergency and Fire procedures.
Promote safe working practice in the Care Home.
Be 'on-call' for advice / action in any emergencies which may arise out of hours.
Where a 'fault' cannot be rectified, provide details of the fault to the Home Manager / Person in Charge as soon as possible so that services are not disrupted for lengthy periods and appropriate instructions can be given regarding action to take.
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