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BS 7671: The 18th Edition is crucial for maintenance and asset managers

With our increasingly complex dependence on electronic devices, automation and IT, in both domestic and commercial environments, the possible consequences of overvoltage damage to vulnerable equipment and components – including the risk of electric shock or fire – can be significant, costly and hazardous.

Making the most of active asset management

The role of active asset management in a modern housing provider is well-established. Most landlords now have a good understanding of the performance of their homes and make informed property decisions accordingly.


The National Housing Academy – a competency driven approach to technical skills

Today the housing sector faces many challenges, one of vital importance to the progression of the sector is that of skills.


Common health issues in the workplace – a headache or an itch that needs to be scratched?

Work and health are inextricably linked, having the potential for both a positive and a negative impact on each other. Waddell and Burton’s influential review 'Is work good for your health and well-being?’ (2006) concluded that work is generally good for physical and mental health and that for many health conditions, individuals fare better if they remain in, or return to work as soon as possible.


An innovative joint venture approach to repairs and maintenance

An unrelenting focus on delivering excellent customer services runs through everything at Wheatley Group, Scotland’s largest housing, property management and care organisation.


Improving decisions on stock using new technology & data

Understanding the sustainability and longevity of an asset is a complex process. None more so than in the housing context when that asset is a customer’s home.


Learning from the Glasgow experience

The annual NHMF Study Tour provides a valuable opportunity for members to share knowledge with colleagues from across the social housing sector and approach common challenges from a fresh perspective. In 2018 we visited Glasgow to look at the history of social housing in the city, and to explore some of the innovative solutions being adopted by local housing providers.


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