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Some of the teaching examples show work with very young children where manual handling is less likely to present difficulties.  As children grow the forces required to support them for testing control status or delivering Targeted Training increase to levels where equipment may be required make matters safe.  You may be tempted to adapt available equipment or request someone local to make devices for you.  OPTIMI strongly urges you to ensure that, if you do this, you work within your local legal framework relating to the supply of Medical Devices.

Take the situation in the European Union (EU) as an example.

In the EU, all equipment manufactured for use by children with disability is classified as a ‘Medical Device’. This will include any commercially available products for SATCo and for Targeted Training. There are a set of regulations for such devices with respect to their design and testing.  But this does not only apply to commercial products. All devices/equipment made for use by a child with a disability will come under this umbrella, including those that are home-made by you or a family member / friend or even a by professional who is not authorised to make such devices. This includes everything, including for example, a flat board with a slight tilt for the child to stand on!

Although we are referring here to the situation in the EU, most countries worldwide will have a similar arrangement with regulations.

”I can just ignore that…Everyone ignores that!”   This may be your reaction and we understand.  It is not always easy or affordable to use authorised manufacture.  But please don’t just ignore. The problem arises if something goes wrong.  Let us suppose the child falls off the board with a tilt and breaks their ankle. The person responsible is YOU. You commissioned the board, and you are thus legally responsible for its design, structure, use and safety. If there are legal proceedings ensuing, the responsibility is yours, but it is very unlikely that your professional indemnity will cover this, as equipment design is almost certainly beyond the scope of practice for which you are covered.

Please think twice and take advice.

OPTIMI has produced a statement to bring clarity for those who wish to have their Targeted Training services featured on the Optimi website.  Click this button to view the statement Statement  

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