UK Fire and Rescue Services see ‘huge value’ in new home safety guidance

Andy Reynolds, lead officer for Electrical Safety for the Chief Fire Officers Association commented: ‘The recent legislation is designed to help make tenants safer by requiring that working smoke alarms are in place on each floor of the house and carbon monoxide alarms are installed in all rooms where a solid fuel burning appliance is in place in all private rented accommodation. We see huge value in promoting the home safety guidance documents, so landlords can meet and keep track of their obligations to ensure the safety of their tenants.’

The home safety guidance documents have been produced by the Home MOT for Safer Homes Task Group with support from key industry organisations and landlord associations. The guidance is designed to help landlords in the private rented sector ensure all the appropriate checks have been made to meet their duty of care to their tenants and highlight their compliance with important legal obligations. The documents include a home safety certificate, a visual electrical checklist and supportive guidance document and a fall prevention checklist.

To view the home safety guidance documents, visit www.homesafetyguidance.co.uk

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