With new life saving legislation due to come into force in October 2015, Landlords will be required by law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties.
The legislation dictates that private landlords are to provide smoke alarms on each floor of their rental properties and install carbon monoxide alarms in rooms containing solid fuel burners- such as cookers and heaters- or be faced with fines up to £5,000.
The S2 Partnership is proud to announce it is newly registered with the Legionella Control Association (LCA), demonstrating its commitment to deliver the highest industry standards of service in water hygiene risk management.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published statistics on fatal injuries in the workplace for the period between April 2014 and March 2015. The HSE’s provisional figures show 142 workers were killed, up from the previous year, to a rate of 0.46 fatalities per 100,000 workers.
After the changes to ACOP L8 and the update to the Legislation in 2014 made by the HSE, there is now an explicit requirement that where there is a shared responsibility for water services i.e. in the instance of Landlord and Tenant occupied buildings, that all parties must co-operate to manage the risk of legionellosis.