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Asbestos

This guide covers social landlords’ responsibilities for managing any asbestos, including asbestos containing material (ACM), in their properties to protect anyone using or working in their premises from the risks to health that exposure to asbestos causes.

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Electrical safety

This guide covers social landlords’ responsibilities for electrical safety, including communal areas, such as, entrance halls and foyers, lifts and stairwells, corridors and landings, as well as external areas, such as parking and refuse areas.


Communal - Heating

The European Commission is currently developing tools to assess the cost-effectiveness of individual heat metering. As a consequence the Government has updated its guidance (see above) advising that no further assessments need be carried out and that the requirement to retrofit heat meters will not be enforced until the new tools are available.


Oil-fired appliances

Flues, Chimneys and air supply should be installed in accordance with relevant standards and should be properly maintained.


General Health & Safety requirements

The basis of UK health and safety law is the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA).


Compliance roundtable events report

Two round table events took place in October...


Gas safety, heating and hot water

This guide covers social landlords’ responsibilities when providing heating and hot water to residents, whether this is by individual property-based systems, such as domestic gas boiler or by communal systems, including district heating.


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