Utilities Safety - Gas, Electric and Water
Please note due to current restrictions, this course will be delivered online as an eClassroom course.
What we will cover:
- An outline of the general principles associated with health and safety and risk rating
- 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 is reasonable practicable for the occupiers and visitors
- Guidance and best practice documentation available to assist in complying with the law
- The common risks associated with the supply of gas, electricity and water
- What if the tenant refuses access?
- Requirements for installation, gas equipment and legionella inspection
- Why have periodic inspection reports been replaced for electrical installations?
- Who decides how often inspections should be carried out?
- What does the official guidance on electrical safety, water supply testing etc require?
- Understand your rights and responsibilities and surrounding legislation
- Learn how to manage safety
- Completing risk assessments
Landlords must have an understanding of how to manage their properties safely in order to protect their tenants and to ensure they have the knowledge required to comply with their legal responsibilities. This involves carrying out adequate risk assessments on the water supply to lower the risk of legionella and ensuring the provisions for gas and electric are in good working order. As part of these responsibilities the landlord must ensure there is safe and adequate access to the property and that any contractors are competent to carry out the works required.
This course will explain the various pieces of legislation that cover the health and safety risk for each of the utilities in a rental property. Also we will look at how you can minimise hazards and reduce risk to the tenant and visitors while complying with the law to avoid penalties.
This training course qualifies for 3 continuous professional development (CPD) points which can help towards or maintain your accreditation with the NRLA. If you are interested in becoming an accredited landlord with the NRLA, CPD points are necessary to achieve that status.
NRLA Accreditation recognises landlords who have agreed to maintain professional standards in the management and maintenance of their rented property and deal fairly and professionally with their tenants. Accredited members demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of their responsibilities and obligations and strive to maintain, increase and improve their knowledge of the market through training and development. CPD points are awarded for all activities which improve those attributes and are a requisite of membership of the NRLA Accreditation Scheme.
For more details visit the accreditation section on the website.
- All landlords
- All agents
- Property managers