These two new best practice sections will help social landlords to maintain quality homes in an increasingly challenging economic environment. The Compliance Section has a set of topical guides summarising social landlords’ responsibilities for meeting essential statutory health and safety requirements and explain how to do this economically and efficiently. The Fuel Saving Section explains how to include a fuel saving strategy as a key aspect of an organisation’s business plan. The Guide then sets out how to develop a practical improvement strategy as an integral part of the asset management programme and how to successfully deliver the improvements and manage the risks. There are also best practice training courses which relate to this guide.
Two round table events took place in October, sponsored by Kier, working together with the National Housing Maintenance Forum (NHMF), Frankham RMS and Pennington Choices. Participating organisations gathered in London and in Manchester representing a wide geographic spread and size, from 800 to over 80,000 properties. It quickly became clear that regardless of these differences everyone was facing similar challenges in their shared objective of providing safe and healthy homes for their residents.
Given the importance of these issues they will feature again in the NHMF Study tour as a day devoted to Fire Safety on 10 November in London, and as a prominent theme or workshop and plenary session at the NHMF Maintenance Conference on 23-24 January 2018 in Birmingham.
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