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General Risk Assessments

As a Landlord, you have a legal duty to your tenants to ensure the property they live or work in is safe and free from health hazards. Conducting a general risk assessment will highlight areas of concern and identify where remedial action is required.

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Why do our customers choose us?

Acorn Health and Safety Consultants DocumentsWe can carry out an area risk assessment on individual units, multiple occupancy units and other types of residential properties, their common areas and surrounding areas, as required.

We can assess any hazards evident at the time of assessment and make recommendations, if required, based on this.

Acorn Health & Safety is a leading provider of health and safety training and consultancy in the South West.  Our trainers and consultants come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds and have considerable, hands on practical experience which is reflected in our grounded, pragmatic approach.

Customers come from an equally diverse range of organisations and businesses but choose Acorn because we’ll keep you on the right side of the law, whilst recognising that health and safety needs to compliment your day to day business activities.

How do we support Landlords with general risk assessments?

Our consultants support you with your legal duties to your tenants, ensuring the property they live or work in is safe and free from health hazards.

You are also usually responsible for repairing common areas, e.g. staircases in blocks of flats.

Where a property or the surrounding, or common areas are in a poor state of repair, hazards may be introduced which put your tenants, or others at risk.

Specifically, you are responsible for repairs to:

  • The property structure and exterior
  • Basins, sinks, baths and other sanitary fittings including pipes and drains
  • Heating and hot water
  • Gas appliances, pipes, flues and ventilation
  • Electrical wiring
  • Any damage you cause by attempting repairs

You can download our FREE Winter Weather - Landlords draft residents notice for completion with your tenants either when they move in or for during the winter months.

What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?

We will provide written evidence of risk assessment and a report of any recommendations required for the property/surrounding areas.  In addition to satisfying the requirements of a number of legal duties this also provides the type of evidence increasingly requested by insurers and Landlord accreditation schemes.

We will assign you a dedicated and competent health and safety professional who will gain an understanding of your needs and be on hand to provide any help, advice or comment you need.

Any documentation produced will either be uploaded to our cloud based storage system provided electronically, or as a hard copy in the required format.  Following any piece of consultancy work we are available by phone or on e-mail, so you can contact us easily, if you need our assistance or further advice.

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Whatever your health and safety needs are, our ‘Hassle Free’ retained consultancy service is here to help.

For one-off assessments or, a tailored approach, we offer a wide range of consultancy services speak to our consultants to discuss your needs.

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