Being a landlord comes with great reward but it also comes with great responsibility. As a landlord, you are solely responsible for the health and safety of tenants under you roof which is backed up by the law that clearly outlines the health, safety and legal responsibilities of landlords. Here at Business Safety Solutions, we provide a number of professional H & S services for landlords including fire risk assessments, health and safety audits, and much more.
Landlords have a legal responsibility to ensure that their properties comply with the latest fire safety regulations. Furthermore, landlords are also responsible for electrical safety, gas safety and more. Landlords must follow safety regulations and provide smoke alarms on each storey as well as carbon monoxide alarm in any room with a solid fuel burning appliance.
Fundamentally, as a landlord, you have a legal obligation to provide safe accommodation and to therefore minimise health and safety risks throughout the property, giving equal attention to all potential hazards that could cause harm. To ensure you are complying with the latest landlord legislations and responsibilities, we provide a fully outsourced health and safety service that is tailored around your specific need and requirements. We currently work with a number of landlords throughout Greater Manchester and the Cheshire area.
Landlord Health & Safety Services
Business Safety Solutions provide a wide range of health and safety services for landlords and private property owners to ensure full compliance. Services that we offer include the following;-
Health & Safety Policies
Health and safety policies generally set out your approach to health and safety within your property or premises. This document should be accessible to all tenants on request and will outline how you, as a landlord, will manage health and safety within the property where your tenants are staying. If you currently don’t have a health and safety policy in place, we will help to create one with you. Specifics that should be mentioned and will be outlined for landlords within the policy should include the electrical safety, safety of gas boilers, general safety of the premises, asbestos and water safety to name just a few. Business Safety Solutions use proven templates that are also used for the many landlords that we currently work with that need health and safety policies.
Health & Safety Audits
Undertaking a health and safety audit isn’t a legal obligation but it can prevent you from facing serious fines, prosecutions and preventing serious hazards from occurring within your property. Our health and safety consultants for landlords are able to provide fully comprehensive health and safety audits to ensure you are fully compliant with the latest legislations. A bespoke health and safety audit will provide a calculated analysis of procedures and provide fact-based changes to be implemented right away. A typical health and safety audit checklist that we will undertake should also evaluate the following;-
• Management team competence
• Frequency of safety checks
• System for reporting hazards
• Current fire risk assessments
Fire Risk Assessments
Business Safety Solutions are also able to deliver fire risk assessments for a variety of landlords and property owners. We follow a proven process which starts with identifying potential risks and hazards throughout the property. Moreover, we will then act on reducing these risks to a minimum and evaluate the safety precautions that need to be put in place. Upon completion of your annual fire risk assessment, you will be certified to show that you are fully compliant with the latest laws and fire legislations.