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SAFETYnet - promoting and supporting excellence in health and safety. Your comprehensive best practice network specialising in the needs of the housing sector

SAFETYnet benchmarking final report 2007-08 to 2015-16

SAFETYnet benchmarking final report 2007-08 to 2015-16

This report presents the results of benchmarking surveys of health and safety in the social housing sector, relating to 251 replies from social landlords since the surveys started in 2007/8. There have been 91 different organisations participating in the benchmarking survey, including seven local authority housing departments, 27 ALMOs and 57 registered providers, who between them own and manage a total of over 1,141,143 properties. The responses provide a comprehensive and varied picture of all the key aspects of health and safety.

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Asbestos surveys - What you should know - Matt Dawes

Asbestos surveys - What you should know - Matt Dawes

To mark the start of SAFETYnet’s asbestos-themed focus month we would like to share a member briefing from Matt Dawes at Bradley Environmental Consultants Ltd. The briefing looks at asbestos surveys and some of the questions that you should ask when organising for surveys to be carried out in your organisation.

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H&S in the housing sector - Asbestos

This very useful, versatile, but hazardous mineral has been used for hundreds of years and extensively in construction during the 1960s and '70s. Most housing organisations have survey sampling programmes in place, with the intention of identifying and managing any material found.

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Shared practice: Wolverhampton Homes - Dealing with Asbestos

Asbestos is a very strong natural fibre that can be found in rocks. It is not dangerous if it is in good condition and left alone. Asbestos was widely used for a variety of purposes due to its strength and resistance to heat and chemicals. It was banned in 1999 so any building built before 2000 can contain asbestos.

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Case study - Asbestos incident - Solihull Community Housing

Richard Bowden of Sollihull Metropolitan Borough Council has kindly put together a case study to share with members. It tracks an asbestos incident within a leaseholder flat, which takes an unexpected turn leading to an Environmental Health Officer taking possession of the spare keys to a vehicle and subsequently ordering the car to be crushed.

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Personal safety toolkit - revised for March 2016

This toolkit looks at personal safety, and focuses particularly on the safety of customer facing and lone working staff within the housing sector. It is intended to provide advice and guidance for managers of staff who undertaking home visits to clients, but will also provide useful information for others within the sector.

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Health and safety offences - definitive guidelines

New sentencing guidelines have been published today aiming to ensure a consistent, fair and proportionate approach to sentencing organisations or individuals convicted of corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food safety and hygiene offences.

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Southern Housing Group BPHA Muir Group Housing Association Poole Housing Partnership Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing Southwark London Borough Barnet Homes Red Kite Community Housing Aster Group Hackney London Borough
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