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Report
HEALTH AND
SAFETY IN THE
HOME POLICY
JULY 2009
Making sure your electrics are in safe working order.
Well will:
HEALTH AND SAFETY AT HOME POLICY
Why do we have this Policy?
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In order to make sure our properties are kept in a safe condition it is important that we
perform certain checks on your home. This policy sets out our health and safety
responsibilities as a landlord and what you are required to do as part of your tenancy
agreement. This policy does not apply to our sheltered housing properties.
Check the electrics in each of our properties every 10 years or at
every new letting.
Contact you to try and gain access to your home. If we have not
been able to gain access after visiting and leaving two calling cards,
we will assume the property has the same standard of circuits as the
surrounding properties.
You must:
What we will do to make sure your home is Gas safe.
We will:
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Make sure that a ‘Gas Safety registered Engineer’ checks the gas
appliances of your home once a year.
Check the gas appliances on each change of tenancy, regardless of the last
date of service.
Attempt to make any necessary repairs immediately. Where this is not
possible, the engineer will work to resolve the problem quickly.
Monitor the performance of contractors used to undertake Gas safety checks
by randomly sampling their work.
Take action if a customer refuses access to their home for a Gas safety
check. If the customer fails to respond to requests for access, we may take
legal action and recharge all the costs to you.
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Allow engineers access to your home to perform a gas safety check, you
have an obligation to under your tenancy agreement.
Use gas safely. If you smell gas call the National Gas Emergency Service
on 0800 111 999.
How we will keep your home safe from Asbestos.
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Notify customers, where known, of the presence of asbestos in their home
and provide information and advice on how to deal with it.
Maintain an up to date record of asbestos in properties that we own and
manage by surveying 10% of our stock a year.
Include the removal of asbestos within our Planned Maintenance work so as
to remove all asbestos in our properties over time.
Inspect 10% of properties where Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) are
present to ensure that the condition has not changed since they were last
checked.
You must:
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Report any electrical faults in your home without delay.
Not attempt any electrical work or electrical repairs.
Checking your smoke alarm reguarly.
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Provide smoke detectors to all properties and check that they are in
full working order once a year.
Work to replace battery operated smoke alarms with mains powered
alarms.
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Not undertake any work that could disturb asbestos in your home, for
example, drilling into an Artex ceiling in case it contains asbestos.
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Check that your smoke detector works by testing it weekly.
Devise an ‘escape’ plan with your family to ensure everyone leaves
the house safely in the event of a fire.
Approval Stages
Named Departmental Sign off: Val Bagnall
Named Director Sign off:
Implementation Date:
24th July 2009

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