Housing Health and Safety Inspections

A team of certified HMO inspectors, providing a dedicated service in the Social Housing sector.

Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS)

29 Hazards

The system can deal with 29 hazards relating to:

  • Dampness, excess cold/ heat
  • Pollutants e.g. asbestos, carbon monoxide, lead
  • Lack of space, security or lighting, or excessive noise
  • Poor hygiene, sanitation, water supply
  • Accidents – falls, electric shocks, fires, burns, scalds
  • Collisions, explosions, structural collapse

Each hazard is assessed separately, and if judged to be ‘serious’, with a ‘high score’, is deemed to be a Category 1 hazard.

Risk Assessment

If you have concerns about the condition of your home you should contact your landlord, where you are a tenant, or contact your local authority for advice and support.  Where hazards are found we will work with the landlord or owner of the property to remove or reduce the risk.