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DASH host events and provide training sessions for Housing Officers and Private Landlords in the East Midlands. News of forthcoming events are detailed below.


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Landlords Fire Safety Risk Assessment Training

Registration of Interest

There have been considerable changes to the mandatory requirements for protection from fire in dwellings. However, there is no defining guidance to indicate whether a dwelling will comply with all these requirements. The guidance in existence deals mostly with principles and is lacking in practical assistance. Accordingly, the translation into works required for compliance is left to the person responsible for the dwelling and the enforcement authorities to determine. For this purpose, Decent and Safe Homes East Midlands have provided training which will consider the requirements of the new legislation and provide practical guidance for compliance and the reduction of risk from fire.

To comply with new legislation landlords must conduct fire safety risk assessments on properties with common areas. The purpose of this training is to provide the persons responsible for fire safety in houses with the ability to undertake a fire safety risk assessment in accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. It will also assist in the application of National Standards and good practices contained in:

These contribute to determining the ideal standard as required by the Housing Health and Safety Rating System ('HHSRS'), which is 'The perceived optimum standard, at the time of the assessment, intended to prevent, avoid or minimize the hazard'. The guide to the HHSRS also states 'As it is the perceived optimum prevailing at the time of assessment, this will change, and it is the responsibility of those using the HHSRS to keep up-to-date on what is the ideal.'

* BS 5839-6: 2004. Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings - Code of practice for the design, installation and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in dwellings
** BS 5588. Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings

Session times: 9.30am until approx. 3.30pm with refreshments and lunch provided
Number of places:24
Cost per Delegate: £45:00

There are currently no dates planned for this training. Please use our register your interest form and we will organise more sessions according to demand.

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