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When it comes to the guidelines, rules, and regulations in the Housing health and safety rating system, there are vital points that need to be remembered and implemented by landlords to ensure the safety and wellbeing of tenants.
It is fair to say that accidents happen, and no matter what precautions you put in place, there will always be a degree of human interference in whatever system you try to implement. That said, experience has taught us at Nirvana that if we prepare well, we can prevent a significant array of possible accidents and injuries.
For me, property maintenance is not always about just attending to a ‘call out’ or a specific problem, good observations during our call-outs enable us to identify a hazard often before it becomes a severe problem for property managers.
Simple observations such as checking PAT testing certificates on plugs and electrical items are paramount.
This is particularly important when it comes to residential blocks. According to electricalsafetyfirst.org in 2015/2016, there were approximately 1,380 injuries and fatalities linked to electrical fires.
While this statistic would include commercial and domestic premises, 679 of these incidents were involved cookers and ovens. So what is the purpose of this blog? While many blogs will overwhelm readers with content; I wanted to remind my readers of a few key points about how to maintain a safe environment for their tenants.
So, for now, here are my tips.