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Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) Assessments

The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) was introduced in light of the Housing Act 2004 and is the UK Government’s approach to evaluating the potential risks to health and safety from any deficiencies identified in dwellings. “A dwelling, including the structure and associated outbuildings and garden, yard and/or other amenity space, should provide a safe and healthy environment for any potential occupier or visitor”. (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister HHSRS Operating Guidance, February 2006)

The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) provides a systematic and evidence-based approach to assessing the condition of a property, enabling local authority officers to identify and prioritise hazards effectively.

However, given the volume of public and private rental housing in the UK, local authorities, rental agencies and landlords have already been seeking professional support from surveying companies, including many GoReport clients. They have been instructed to carry out condition-based surveys and reporting on premises for hazards identified in HHSRS including specific issues such as damp and mould, fire risk etc.

At GoReport, we are dedicated to supporting the way you approach HHSRS assessments and other condition-based surveys. Our solution allows you to work within the HHSRS framework seamlessly. Whether you are assessing the 29 hazards such as damp and mould, asbestos and other physiological, accident and infection-based hazards or any other condition-based inspection our Smart Library HHSRS hazard identification survey and bespoke capabilities will enable you to deliver the appropriate data collection and analysis for your client’s needs.

We understand the challenges you face – the complexity, time-consuming nature, and the need for accurate and efficient data collection. Our solution is designed to enable you to present insight and guidance quickly, in both report form and in a format that allows the data for portfolios of properties to be easily analysed and for action to be taken quickly.

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