Each year the NHMF undertake a study tour which usually lasts two days. It is intended that it should provide an opportunity for maintenance professionals to look at topics of common interest and to discuss the advantages or potential problems with certain aspects of the service delivery of repairs and maintenance. Examples of topics that have been considered in the past are fuel saving and damp treatment initiatives, various types of cladding and community regeneration.
This year the trip will take place in London.
The first day will explore the particular challenges of service delivery in London; we will visit housing providers to discuss alternative contract models and see how contractors can tailor their operations to meet the requirements of small, medium and large organisations.
The second day will be devoted to the question of fire safety. Meeting in the Crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral there are 60 places for delegates to come together to consider this important topic. Speakers include Andrew Lancaster, Anthony Collins solicitors who will cover the legal obligations for landlords; Jan Taranczuk will discuss a case study project with a London Authority review of fire safety. Further sessions will consider communication with residents and the contractor’s perspective.
The study tour is attended by members of the NHMF committee, the NHMF Contractor Forum and is open to Directors or Senior Managers working in the maintenance or asset management areas of UK and the Republic of Ireland Social Housing.