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Managing Health & Safety in Property and Buildings – Asbestos, Fire Safety and Legionella

Environment, Property & Regulation

Courses Overview:

This 1 day course will provide an overview of the legal requirements and associated risks of managing all non-residential properties in the private and public sector, and how to go about taking the danger out of buildings.

This course covers the risks, principles and importance of managing health and safety in buildings as well as the legal responsibilities in doing so. Health and safety within buildings takes into consideration legionella management, asbestos management, fire risks and statutory inspections of electrical, gas, pressure and lifting systems ensuring non-residential properties are risk free.

Benefits of this course:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of risk management
  • Recognise responsibilities for managing and rectifying risks
  • Learn how to manage a variety of risks
  • Get to grips with statutory inspections
  • Benefit from a post seminar help line

Basic Principles Of Managing Risk

  • Importance of managing risk
  • Hazard, risk and risk assessment
  • Risk management – a structured approach
  • The dangers of getting it wrong

Legal Framework and Responsibilities

  • Property owner, managing agent and tenants
  • Third parties and occupiers liability
  • Regulatory framework including Corporate Manslaughter
  • Concept of the responsible person/duty holder
  • Working with contractors

Legionella Management

  • Brief overview of Legionella
  • Typical systems at risk
  • Requirements for water hygiene assessments – HSE document L8
  • Scope & content of water hygiene surveys
  • Control scheme, log book and records
  • When to review the assessment

Managing Asbestos

  • Typical uses of asbestos in buildings
  • Adopting a structured process – surveys & documentation
  • Importance of the asbestos management plan
  • Keeping a check on conditions and managing works

Managing Fire Risks

  • An overview of the new regime
  • Scope & content of fire assessments
  • Inspection and maintenance issues

Statutory Inspections

  • Electrical safety – installations and portable appliances
  • Pressure systems – written schemes
  • Gas safety
  • Lifting equipment – plant, access equipment, fall arrest systems
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