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Below is a collection of useful resources – including a toolkit to show your support. You will also find Government and sector documents. These resources will be added to during the 2023 campaign.
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A Look at the Work of the Orbit Damp, Mould and Condensation Taskforce
Jayne Lombardi, Project Director at Orbit Group, details how Orbit is approaching this potentially life-threatening and socially damaging problem.
A Tale of Two Cities
Sara Woodall, Director of Customer Experience details how Connexus have involved customers in all things health and safety and the lessons learned along the way.
The Housing Ombudsman Service: Spotlight on Damp and Mould
Victoria King, Sector Learning and Development Lead, details info relating to their original investigation into damp and mould.
Working together to shape the new regulatory regimes and improve Building Safety
Matt Hodges-Long, Founder of TrackMyRisks – how the whole supply chain can work together to influence key stakeholders to improve rather than undermine Building Safety.
Resident Safety: Working together to deliver an emergency planning blueprint
Mark Sayer, Director of Safety & Resilience shares how Abri stepped beyond Business Continuity to bring together a multi-disciplinary team to support customers and communities in the event of an emergency.
Orbit’s Opt-out on the Race to the Bottom – a Case Study
Judith Hackett described the sector as on a race to the bottom. But the procurement of services must prioritise SAFETY and long-term value. Neil Yeomans, Head of Property & Technology details how Orbit navigated this safety vs cost dilemma.
2023 Toolkit – Show Your Support!
Download this toolkit to show your support for the Week. Included are banners for social media, Safety Week logo and a banner for your email footer and to place on your website.
ASCP 2024 Safety & Compliance Conference
THE social housing conference of the year! Learn, network with your peer group, be inspired and be entertained! Browse new product and service innovations in the Exhibition Hall.
ASCP Electrical Safety in Social Housing: Transformational Change
Written on behalf of ASCP members to highlight the complexity of their work and to support them in challenging the status quo.
ASCP Manifesto – Building a safer tomorrow, today: ASCP’s vision for UK social housing
Features 2021 Safety Week pledges, presentation summaries and the ASCP’s 7 key promises to support members and the sector.
Catastrophe The Podcast
A podcast about how we create disasters and why we don’t learn from them. Led by Gill Kernick, author of Catastrophe and Systemic Change: Learning from the Grenfell Tower.
How to Avoid Catastrophe
Most organisation failures are foreshadowed by near misses. Read about seven strategies that can help managers recognise and learn from near misses
Silencing Grenfell Residents
JMJ Master Consultant Gill Kernick, shares insights about the narratives used to silence individuals meaning critical information is not used in making key decisions.
‘It Won’t Happen to Me’
This is an episode of a number of toolbox talks by JMJ. This specific talk enables individuals to be actively responsible for their personal safety.
PIVs and their importance
CORGI’s Kevin Winship, a leading investigator of gas safety for the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, details some of the gas safety issues and the lessons that need to be learned.
DLUHC Guidance on Collaborative Procurement
This DLUHC guidance supports clients and industry in adopting and implementing procurement practices that will deliver safer buildings.
BSI Publish PAS 9980:2022
Fire risk appraisal of external wall construction and cladding of existing blocks of flats – Code of practice’. January 2022
Fitness of homes for human habitation: guidance for landlords
The Welsh Government has made 5-year electrical safety checks in the social and private housing sectors mandatory. Read what you must do from 15 July 2022.
Managing for Health & Safety
One of the HSE’s most popular guides for those who need to put in place/oversee their organisation’s health and safety arrangements. It details the Plan, Do, Check, Act approach.
The Watermelon Effect
Are you avoiding the Watermelon effect? Or do your metrics appear green but dig deeper and they are in fact red. Take a read of this excellent ABB White Paper.
Social Housing Policy Paper
Actions the government will take to ensure that residents are safe, are listened to, live in good quality homes, and have access to redress when things go wrong
Shoddy Building Culture?
This is tough reading but goes some way to explain the current operating environment. Times subscription required (one month available free)
7 May 20201 Fire Safety Matters interview with Peter Baker, the newly appointed Chief Inspector of Buildings at the HSE.
Sets out the government’s plans to introduce planning gateway one, delivering one of Dame Judith Hackitt’s recommendations.
RGE DSEAR Article
Gas Safe Register’s Technical Team look at the requirements of DSEAR and how they may affect you.
Installer DSEAR Article
Read the crucial aspects that both employers and employees should take into consideration.
Psychological Safety Podcast
Listen to this JMJ podcast that details four key psychological safety practices for leaders to create a safe environment.
HSE High Rise Residential Buildings
High Rise Residential Buildings: Preliminary Serious Incident Scenarios and Potential Control Measures.
Webinar: Compliance & Customer Engagement
Voicescape Webinar: Case Study – Driving Compliance &Customer Engagement in Social Housing. Claire Heyes, President of CORGI Technical Services, joins the panel on new approaches to improving gas and electrical safety compliance.