Summer Webinars

10 June 2021

Summer Webinars

Morgan Lambert are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a series of webinars this summer aimed at providing insight into 4 key areas of compliance for Social Housing Provider's; gas, electrical, asbestos and legionella.

 

To register for these webinars, please email info@morganlambert.com with your:

 

  • Name
  • Position
  • Company
  • Webinar that you would like to register for
  • Question/s that you would like to ask the expert panel

 

The webinars will be held on Microsoft Teams and invites sent to registered attendees the week before each webinar.

 

 

Dates

 

Wednesday 30th June - 10am-10:45am - Gas Safety

Wednesday 7th July - 10am-10:45am - Legionella Safety

Wednesday 14th July - 10am-10:45am - Asbestos Safety

Wednesday 21st July - 10am-10:45am - Electrical Safety

 

 

Webinar Content

 

Gas - Carbon Monoxide Investigations

 

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a highly poisonous gas produced by the incomplete burning of natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). This can happen when a gas appliance has been incorrectly fitted, badly repaired or poorly maintained. It can also occur if flues, chimneys or vents are blocked. Solid fuels, such as coal, wood, petrol, as well as oil, can also produce carbon monoxide when they burn.

 

Between December 2020 and March 2021, Morgan Lambert attended 240 reports of Fumes/CO release reported to us by our Social Housing clients.  Fortunately there were no serious injuries or property damage associated with these investigations but sometimes events can take a different turn and require in depth investigations to find the cause.

 

Join us for a webinar on Carbon Monoxide where Nick Deakin - Regional Investigation Officer for Gas Safe Register will join our Alan Parker online to provide an insight into their involvement with CO investigations and answer some of your questions on this fascinating subject.

 

Legionella - Risk Assessments, Impartiality and Independence 

 

Published in January 2019 the revised BS8580-1:2019 “Water Quality – Risk Assessments for Legionella Control – Code of Practice“ was published.  BS8580 was revised, to take into account changes in the Approved Code of Practice L8 “Legionnaires disease, the control of legionella bacteria in water systems” and the publication of the HSG274 guidance documents.

 

In line with the recommendations in ACoP L8, and the standard for risk assessments laid out in BS8580, most social housing landlords have undertaken legionella risk assessments for their higher risk schemes and are now embarking on their general needs properties.  However, whether risk assessments are undertaken by internal resources or via a service provider the assessments need to be suitable and sufficient; impartial and independent.

 

Join us as Lee Bradshaw and Chris Brown FWMSoc MIHEEM, discuss risk assessment terms of reference, and the often overlooked requirement to ensure impartiality and independence to avoid unnecessary and potentially costly remedial actions.

 

Asbestos - the impact of Net Zero

 

Asbestos has always been a challenge within Social Housing. With the UK government’s race to Net Zero Carbon by 2050, and the significant amount of home adaptions that will need to be undertaken as a result of this, the challenge is set to become even greater. Ensuring the asbestos information held by organisations in the social housing sector not only complies with current legislation, but is fit for purpose as carbon targets are met, will be extremely important. 

 

Asbestos is still the largest cause of death in the workplace. Lee Bradshaw and Greg Byrne will take you through the pitfalls and show how we can meet the challenge through good governance, record keeping and the auditing of selected contractors.  

 

Electrical - Policy Paper

 

In 2019-20, six times more fires in England’s homes were caused by electricity than by gas.  But legislation offers renters different levels of protection from electrical risk in different tenures.

 

A new policy paper following consultation with the social rented sector - ‘Improving Electrical Safety for Tenants in the Social Rented Sector in England’ - by leading consumer safety charity, Electrical Safety First, has recently been released and considers how ambiguous legislation can leave England’s social housing tenants at greater risk, and why the current ‘tenure lottery’ must be addressed.

 

Join us as Tom Connelly discusses the content of the policy paper with Electrical Safety First, along with some of the pressing issues faced by housing providers which were identified during the consultation stage.

 

 

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