Health and Safety Law - General

Health & Safety – General

The following summarises the main health and safety regulations that apply to blocks of flats. There are many others.

  • The duty to comply with the regulations falls on the landlord or person responsible for management which could be an agent, a resident management company or a right to manage company.
  • Health & safety should never be ignored or dismissed because it requires additional expenditure as the cost of failing to comply if there is an accident or injury may be far greater than the cost to comply.

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General Health & Safety in blocks of flats

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Section 20 and Health & Safety Issues

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Lift Safety

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Health, Safety & Fire

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Health and Safety Compliances that Should be Expected from Managing Agents

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Health & Safety - Gregg Masters reflects on 2018 and looks at what's in store for 2019

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Health and Safety in Your Block

Belinda Thorpe, MD of Residentsline, looks at the primary concerns for all those looking after buildings. Health and Safety is a primary... more »

Winter Health and Safety Tips

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Where safety is concerned clarity breeds trust, trust breeds confidence

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The importance of Health and Safety management

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Your Health & Safety responsibilities

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Health & Safety requirements for your RMC

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How to keep on top of Health and Safety

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Who is responsible for Health & Safety of the Communal areas Ė Directors or the appointed Managing Agents?

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Risky Business: is your RMC risk-aware?

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Risk reports for blocks of flats

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Donít ditch your doormat

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