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Utilities (Gas, Electrical and Water Supply) Safety Course
Health and safety in the private rented sector for utilities is one of the areas where the rules and regulations frequently change and the penalties can be significant if something goes wrong...
This half day course will inform landlords of their rights and responsibilities and the legislation dealing with these issues. The course will demonstrate the importance of risk assessments, how to manage safety to protect the tenant, landlord and visitors and what actions property professionals should carry out in order to keep within the law.
All landlords, agents and maintenance managers including those with HMOs
- An outline of the general principles associated with health and safety and risk rating. Do you always need to employ a consultant to carry out an assessment? How often should a risk assessment be carried out?
- Details of the impact of the legislation and recent changes under health and safety at work legislation, Building Regulations etc.
- Practical guidance on how to reduce risks and ensure premises are as safe as reasonable practicable for the occupiers and visitors.
- What guidance and best practice documentation are available to assist in complying with the law?
- The risks associated with the supply of gas, electricity and water.
- What if the tenant refuses access?
- What are the common risks associated with gas, electricity and water? Do you need to remove all risks?
- Do all premises need to have an electrical installation, gas equipment and legionella inspection?
- Why have periodic inspection reports been replaced for electrical installations?
- What electrical appliances need to be inspected, how often and by whom?
- Who decides how often inspections should be carried out?
- What does the official guidance on electrical safety, water supply testing etc require?
- Must all work be carried out by certified consultants and contractors?
Continuous Professional Development
Remember that Continuous Professional Development points (CPD) apply to RLA courses. You can also get CPD points for being a member of the Residential Landlords Association.
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Residential Landlords Association Accreditation Scheme
This course is worth 3 basic CPD points with the Residential Landlords Association Accreditation Scheme
RLAAS is a national scheme who aim to encourage, acknowledge and actively promote good standards and management practice by owners and to assist owners and tenants to undertake their respective responsibilities to each other.
RLAAS is open to all landlords who operate in the private sector, and accreditation is FREE. Members of RLAAS also receive a discount when enroling for a course operated by the Residential Landlord's Association.
To find out more, and what RLAAS means to landlords and tenants across the country, visit the RLAAS website.