10 June 2021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your:
The webinars will be held on Microsoft Teams and invites sent to registered attendees the week before each webinar.
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
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.
"Morgan Lambert have been a trusted partner of ours for many years. They possess amazing
professionalism and competency throughout their business and adopt a ‘customer centric’ culture that all of their team members are clearly bought into.
Through working with Morgan Lambert we have managed to develop strong processes and quality
assurance protocol across gas and electrical work streams which has enabled us to achieve 100%
compliance in both areas. A true partnership, based on trust and positively tangible outcomes".
Director of Homes ACCENT GROUP
"We have been using Morgan Lambert for well over 7 years. They are a very customer focussed organisation and regularly prove how flexible they can be in meeting fluctuation in demand.
They cover a very wide geographical area and are industry leaders in collaborative IT solutions and
customer portal facilities. We congratulate them on their continued expansion and look forward to many more years of successful partnership.
Head of M&E CLARION HOUSING GROUP
"Morgan Lambert have been an incredibly important partner to us in driving forward our standards
regarding electrical safety. They have supported us on an array of technical issues and they have ensured that our contractors are working consistently well, which is critical in our industry. Their attention to detail and their experience across the sector make them both knowledgeable and authoritative, yet also pragmatic.
Head of Customer Safety ORBIT GROUP
"Morgan Lambert have worked with the Housing Plus Group for over 15 years, dating back to our
original roots as South Staffordshire HA and Severnside HA. They have provided robust assurances on the quality of workmanship undertaken by our different termed Contractors over this period whilst also helping to shape our Gas and Electrical policies and procedures before and after multiple mergers. We see Morgan Lambert as a vital part of our Compliance function and their professionalism and responsiveness is unrivalled".
Executive Director of Property HOUSING PLUS GROUP
"Morgan Lambert have been a critical partner of Midland Heart since 2005 as our trusted Gas and
Electrical Compliance experts. Our long standing relationship with them is testament to their invaluable input. They provide third party independent expertise and consultancy services along with ongoing support at regular contractor meetings, this has been essential in driving continual improvements in terms of performance, customer service and importantly ensuring customer safety".
Senior Contracts Manager MIDLAND HEART
"Morgan Lambert are a service provider to Great Places and have been associated with us for a number of years. They have proved themselves to be very reliable and professional in all the areas of work that we have requested them to carry out and are a valued partner. This has included regular quality audits of the gas safety programme, newly installed central heating quality checks, commercial gas and plant condition reports and technical, contractual advice. Morgan Lambert provides an innovative client specific reporting mechanism which is user friendly and extremely helpful in maintaining high levels of service to our customers and delivering effective contract management I look forward to continue working in partnership with Morgan Lambert for the foreseeable future".
Gas Manager GREAT PLACES HOUSING GROUP
I have used Morgan Lamberts QA auditing services for the past 8 years in various roles that I have managed within the gas industry, this is mostly due to their expertise within the gas industry as a market leader for safety and compliance.
I have also used their services at Peaks & Plains where we brought the gas servicing & maintenance contract in house, they provided valuable assistance with their reviews on our policies and procedures and all TUPE transfer of staff.
The QA auditors and management on our contracts have always been approachable, knowledgeable and are willing to listen if there are challenges to decisions on defects and will always keep a balanced view.
Regular contract meetings are held with all levels of management at Morgan Lambert, ensuring visibility and a willingness to approach them on all aspects of the contract.
The portal that we have access to provides in depth reports, pictures of defects and important information detailing each engineers performance, allowing our compliance team to monitor and increase any further auditing if required with this information to hand.
Domestic Gas Compliance Manager RIVERSIDE
Morgan Lambert have worked with Longhurst Group’s 21,000 stock to maintained high level of heating and electrical audits throughout our contract and always working to increase the level of service we deliver to our customer. We are delighted with the progress.
Gas and Electrical Compliance Manager, LONGHURST GROUP