LANDLORD AND HMO OWNERS
Our range of services for landlords and property managers include fire risk assessments, legionella risk assessment and general health and safety site inspection or audit.
We offer fire risk assessment for HMO properties, helping owners meet the requirements for the renewal of their license at the local council. One of our assessors will visit your property to carry out the FRA and then produce a report detailing all the remedial actions needed to stay compliant.
We aim to assist landlords meet their regulator's health and safety requirements and standards.
At Safety Desk Consulting, we pride ourselves on our dedication to satisfying customers needs. Most importantly, we will take away the worries of your health and safety compliance, giving you time to focus on your business. We regard ourselves as the missing, fully manned, competent health and safety desk at your business.
We have assessors nationwide, and are famous for our fair pricing, which is the most competitive in the industry.
OUR KEY LANDLORD SERVICES
As a landlord, you have an obligation under the Reform Regulatory Fire Safety Order (RRFSO) 2005, to carry out a fire risk assessment on any property being ranted out. For HMO landlords, this responsibility is annually and the risk assessment must be 'suitable and sufficient', ie it should show that a proper check was made and was done by a competent person.
The FRA is expected to identity the fire hazards, those that may be affected, the control measures in place and any further actions needed to remedy any unwholesome situation.
Safety Desk Consulting has well qualified fire risk assessors who are certified by a UKAS accredited third party professional body, The Institute of Fire Prevention Officers (IFPO).
We only use qualified assessors and we work to the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP L8) and Health & Safety Guidelines HSG 274.
We offer a nationwide service, with professional inspectors of a consistently high standard wherever you are and no matter how many sites you have. They have experience of all operations from hospitals to factories, from offices to restaurants.
Our risk assessments give you clear reports with photos and a schematic diagrams that help to create a certified dossier of your water systems.
The dossier gives clear information on the current situation, shows where risks exist and recommends any necessary actions.
The Regulatory reform (Fire & Safety) order, has come into force since 2006. All existing fire legislation has been repealed including the Fire Precautions Act 1971, Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997/99 and Management of Health & Safety in the Workplace Regulations 1999.
It is important to understand that fire risk assessment is not the same as a fire certificate. Every business owner and employer must be able to demonstrate the following:
The Health & Safety Audit is carried out by an experienced and fully qualified Safety Desk Consultant. The Consultant:
Assesses the extent to which your company complies with the relevant legislation.
Reviews your organisation’s health & safety policies, arrangements and management systems.
Covers the requirement to manage health & safety risks as detailed in HSE guidance.
2. Following the Audit we carry out a Workplace Health and Safety Inspection, which includes:
A comprehensive inspection of the workplace.
An overview of health & safety compliance.
Advice and guidance on compliance with legislation and best practice.
Speaking with employees where appropriate.
3. Findings and recommendations from the Health and Safety Audit are recorded in a comprehensive report, which includes:
An executive summary with prioritised findings and recommendations.
An Action Plan covering all findings and recommendations.
Management Audit Checklist
Workplace Inspection Checklist
Health And Safety Audit Document.
This is a comprehensive service with a dedicated health and safety consultant that will be available to you at specified periods or 24/7.
The following table provides detail information on our consultancy package under your safety desk
14 HOURS PER ANNUM
30 HOURS PER ANNUM
50 HOURS PER ANNUM
10 OR MORE STAFFS
CONTACT FOR COST
DDA Access Audits are needed to meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010, Approved Documentation of the Building Regulations and “Best Practice”.
Disability Access Audits are a useful means of assessing the current state of accessibility and usability of buildings by disabled people. Buildings that have been designed or adapted to meet the access needs of people with different physical or mental impairments are likely to be more flexible and make it easier for employers to fulfil their duties under the Equality Act 2010.
The purpose of our Access Audit is to establish how well a particular building performs in terms of access and ease of use by a wide range of potential users, including people with mobility and sensory impairments.
The DDA Audit gives a snapshot of a building at any point in its life, highlighting areas for improvement.
The audit will look at:
Approaches to the property.
Access points into the property.
Movement around the premises both horizontally and vertically.
Accessibility of amenities such as WCs and welfare facilities.
Means of escape including special evacuation strategies.
Why do I need to appoint a safety consultant?
It is a criminal offence if you do not seek competent advice in UK health and safety.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 under Reg (7) requires each employer to appoint one or more competent persons to assist in health and safety management.
Safety Desk Consulting has years of experience and expertise, we are a resource you can rely on to provide you that “Competent Person” service.
We have been providing ongoing support to SMEs who do not employ a health & safety person, in addition to providing specialist back up to those who already have in-house expertise.
The benefits include:
Compliance with Regulation 7 of the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Full document and review of your health and safety policy
Access to a team of health and safety experts and professionals