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DASH host events and provide training sessions for Housing Officers in the East Midlands region. News of available training is detailed below.



Two Day Warwick HHSRS Rating Training

This Course aimed at: Local authority officers, letting agents, housing associations, anyone who carries out Decent Homes Standard inspections, landlords and property inspectors

HHSRS is the risk based hazard scoring system used by local authority housing standards and environmental health teams when they inspect properties in the private rented sector, usually in response to a complaint from a tenant.  HHSRS replaced the Fitness Standard following the introduction of the Housing Act 2004. 

Certification for successful completion of the course will be issued by Warwick University, who originally developed HHSRS for HM Government, providing an industry recognised certificate of competency to delegates.

No prior experience of HHSRS is necessary, but experience of property inspections is helpful.

An assessment has to be completed and submitted between day one and day two of the course, so if a potential delegate has holiday booked between day one and day two, it may be worth deferring attendance until a later session.

Course Fees

£325 per delegate - This includes the Warwick Assessment fee and certification, course packs with HHSRS guidance manual and worked examples for delegates to retain, CPD certificates, and all refreshments.

Please be aware that there will be a charge to delegates who book on the course and do not attend the days training. Unless a cancellation notice is received one week before the course date a charge of 50% of the course fee will be applied.

Group rates for a minimum of 8 delegates or an in-house course can be negotiated.

HHSRS Advanced Practioners Course

This course looks in more depth a number of hazards in particular looking at best practice in terms of investigating and assessing such hazards. Where appropriate, the sessions will refer to the scope of remedial works. Sessions will also cover relevant Residential Property Tribunal decisions in respect of such hazards, and decisions made by the RPT relating to defects in notices/orders, proportionality, specification of works, etc.

The specific hazards covered will include:

Course Details

£150 per delegate

Please be aware that there will be a charge to delegates who book on the course and do not attend the days training. Unless a cancellation notice is received one week before the course date a charge of 50% of the course fee will be applied.

To register your interest in this advanced HHSRS practitioner training contact Michelle on 01332 256306 or email michelle.howell@derby.gov.uk.

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To register your interest in attending the next avialbale course please contact Michelle Howell on 01332 256306 or email michelle.howell@derby.gov.uk for further information.

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RDSAP for EHP's and Surveyors

Who is this course aimed at?

Local Authority Environmental Health Practitioners and Surveyors who may need to consider RDSAP when assessing properties for Excess Cold Hazards and for Decent Homes.

About the course

The course has been developed to enable officers to understand the principles of a Standard Assessment Procedure and to ensure that all relevant data is collected during the inspection of a dwelling. Delegates will be better equipped to collect data typically required by commercial RDSAP software and to understand the influence of errors onthe calculated result. The course aims to equip delegates to:

Course Fees

£125 per delegate - This includes course packs, CPD certificates and all refreshments.

Please be aware that there will be a charge to delegates who book on the course and do not attend the days training. Unless a cancellation notice is received one week before the course date a charge of 50% of the course fee will be applied.

You can register your interest to attend this training now. Once we have sufficient numbers interested then we will book the trainer, and set the next training date. Please contact Michelle on 01332 256306 or email michelle.howell@derby.gov.uk for further information.

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HHSRS Enforecment and the Role of the RPT

This course is ideal for Local Authority private sector housing staff who have newly entered the world of Enforcement, or for those who want to be aware of the legal framework. Delegates should already be fully competant in inspections and assessment through the housing health and safety rating system.

There are practical exercises to illustrate and reinforce the taught sessions with a course manual which gives extensive additional notes including information on the decisions discussed in the sessions.

Course Details

Cost:£150 per delegate

Through this course delegates will:

Delegates will be issued with Continuing Professional Development certificates confirming their attendance on the course.

Further details are available in the programme outline.

For more information or to book your place on the next available course, contact Michelle on 01332 256306 or email michelle.howell@derby.gov.uk.

Please be aware that there will be a charge to delegates who book on the course and do not attend the days training. Unless a cancellation notice is received one week before the course date a charge of 50% of the course fee will be applied.

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HHSRS Enforecment (Advanced Practitioners)

This course is aimed at experienced enforcement practitioners and looks in more depth at the complex enforcement issues with an extensive refence to the decisions of the Residential Property Tribual and Tribunal proceedures. By the end of the session delegates will:

Further details are available in the programme outline. The course fee is £150 per delegate and if you would like to register to attend on the next Advanced Enforcement training day, then please call Michelle on 01332 256306 or email michelle.howell@derby.gov.uk

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Compulsory Purchase Order Training

This course is aimed at Officers who may be considering the use of Compulsory Purchase Powers in practice, but have very limited expeience of the subject.

Suitable delegates would include Private Sector Housing Officer or EHO's invovled in private sector housing renewal, housing led regeneration and emplty property schemes.

The course will enable delegates to:

See the programme of the day to assess whether this is the course for you. To register your interest in this course email michelle Howell@derby.gov.uk.

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Asbestos Awareness Course

Could the you or the prople you manage be affected by asbestos during your working day?

In association with Environmental Essentials, DASH is providing a one day training package on Asbestos Awareness

Course Content:

Cost: £95 per person. Please be aware that there will be a charge to delegates who book on the course and do not attend the days training. Unless a cancellation notice is received 5 days before the course date a charge of 50% of the course fee will be applied.

You can register your interest to attend this training now. Once we have sufficient numbers interested then we will book the trainer, and set the next training date. Please contact Michelle on 01332 256306 or email michelle.howell@derby.gov.uk for further information.

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Fire Refresher Course

Who is this course aimed at?

Local authority private sector housing enforcement staff and environmental health officers, who ideally will have already attended the full Fire Safety course. The course is a refresher for those staff who need to keep abreast of any new developments in fire issues as a part of their work and would like to work on standardisation of information accross the region .

Course Content:

Course Fees - £95

Please be aware that there will be a charge to delegates who book on the course and do not attend the days training. Unless a cancellation notice is received one week before the course date a charge of 50% of the course fee will be applied.

For further details or to register your interest to attend the next available training day email michelle.howell@derby.gov.uk.

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