3 hour workshops educating landlords on Legionnaires disease
There is much confusion about a landlord’s exact requirements with regards to Legionnaires’ Disease.
The 96 pages of conflicting HSE Guidance on the subject doesn’t seem to help either, and requires considerable effort to simplify, so we’ve done that for you.
Some prestigious authorities in both the landlord and legal sectors have wrongly pontificated about what’s required. For an authoritative version, take a look at the House of Commons Briefing Paper 07370 which makes it clear that Landlords DO have to carry out a risk assessment.
Established Health and Safety requirements from the HSAW Act 1974 require those who carry out a risk assessment to be competent in their knowledge of domestic water systems to be able to do so.
For example, amongst a number of other issues, a shower poses a risk of Legionnaires’ disease, however there are HSE recommended methods for dealing with this and other potential risks.
Landlords need to know what the risk factors are and, importantly, what to do about them. The good news is that the risks are not severe in residential property, but can exist if the recommended HSE measures are not put in place by someone competent to do so.
We advise and train landlords and have a 3 hour workshop that explains in simple terms, listing the risks and HSE recommended solutions. The course is accompanied by a bound workbook, generic Risk Assessment Template complete with solutions, and a certificate is awarded at the end of each course. The workbook and knowledge gained is sufficient to demonstrate that the person carrying out the risk assessment is a ‘competent person’ with regards to carrying out a risk assessment.
A number of letting agents have completed our workshop and in fact, increasingly, agents are requiring or at least advising their landlords of the need to have a Legionnaires’ risk assessment carried out. Typically, companies offering this service charge from £99.00 + VAT, upwards (per property).
Landlords Masterclass trains landlords and agents to be able to carry out the risk assessment competently, and compliant with HSE requirements.
Now if you’re still not convinced at the quality of advice we offer, simply look at the feedback from numerous course attendees, many of whom are LNPG members, including Paul Hilliard, LNPG Operations Director, at LandlordsMasterclass.com/feedback.
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Courses are arranged throughout England and Wales and the next course is displayed on the LandlordsMasterclass website landlordsmasterclass.com. Expressions of interest in future courses can be made by emailing courses@LandlordsMasterclass.com.
We have a significant waiting list and when sufficient numbers in a locality are collated, courses are planned and attendees contacted with joining instructions.
To attend the next planned course, email your request to courses@LandlordsMasterclass.com where BACS details will be provided.
Landlords Masterclass focus on training Legionnaires’ Disease responsibilities for landlords. A Free Information for Tenants download is available at landlordsmasterclass.com which forms a part of a landlord’s responsibilities.
The Landlords Masterclass workshop explains that landlords have a duty to provide tenants with information on keeping them safe from legionnaires’ disease and that the landlord is complying with their responsibilities. Whilst the leaflet tells tenants what they can and should do, a landlord will become familiar with their own responsibilities, simplified on our workshop.
Landlords Masterclass is not like any other course or workshop. It’s the only time you’ll need to make the effort to become knowledgeable in legionnaires’ responsibilities, as any changes in practice, legislation or HSE guidance will be emailed to course attendees (the latest HSE guidance is the fourth edition since 1991).
The 3 hour workshop fee is just £75 which includes comprehensive workbook with Risk assessment and other templates.
For LNPG members, there is an extra hour on general landlord advice; the agenda can be set by attendees but otherwise will focus on current legislation, pitfalls in renting etc.
Landlords Masterclass have also partnered with PossessionFriend.uk and Legionnaires’ Responsibility attendees will have 55% of the cost of their course deducted from any Tenant Possession work they instruct (so if you ever need to evict a tenant, PossessionFriend.uk will effectively give you a reduction in their fees, at 55% of the cost of the Legionnaires’ workshop!)
Do visit landlordmasterclass.com and look at what course attendees have said, download the Information for Tenants, and the House of Commons Briefing Paper 07370. The comprehensive course workbook is also accompanied by a 16 page summary of the [96 page] HSE Guidance.
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