The Public Sector is responsible for a large and varied property portfolio, therefore having robust procedures in place to comply with statutory building responsibilities is crucial to avoiding disasters. Whilst COVID-19 is present, organisations now have the added responsibility of making sure public access and workforces remain safe. Until a vaccine is made available, organisations will have to make sure they are COVID secure, workers are protected, and the necessary cleaning and hygiene procedures are in place.

Effective Premises Compliance Audits During Coronavirus is a practical and informative course giving you the opportunity to carry out a mock premises compliance audit, which will help you identify risks to health and safety and demonstrate compliance with the statutory regulations and employ COVID-19 standards.

Run this course at your organisation (online or face-to-face) to gain the necessary skills to avoid fines, legal and regulatory action and keep your workforce safe. Leave the day confident that you and your organisation are compliant with health and safety regulations leading to effective premises compliance.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain the latest update on health and safety regulations including those around COVID-19
  • Update your knowledge on the practical measures to protect against the transmission of COVID-19
  • Develop your health and safety management skills to ensure a safe environment for all
  • Test your knowledge by carrying out a mock premise’s compliance audit
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:30

Premises Compliance: Health and Safety Basis

  • Gain a brief insight into relevant health and safety legislation – including the most up to date COVID-19 guidelines and regulations
  • The concept of joint liability
  • Landlord and tenant duties
  • Establish what good compliance looks like
  • Proactive versus reactive
  • The price of failure
  • Compliance with statutory requirements
  • The relationship between risk assessment and good audit practice
10:30 - 11:15

The ‘New Normal’: Working Safely During Coronavirus

  • COVID-19 risk assessments and what to include
  • Identifying who is potentially at risk
  • Identifying situations or activities could increase the transmission of the virus
  • Controlling or removing the risk of the virus
11:30 - 12:15

Morning Break

11:30 - 12:15

Effective Health and Safety Management

In this session, delegates will explore what is expected to create a safe and protected environment during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Cleaning rotas
  • Additional handwashing facilities
  • Social distancing measures
  • One-way systems
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Creating a culture of personal awareness during COVID-19
12:15 - 13:00

Selecting and Managing Contractors

  • Providing clear guidelines to those who need to implement cleaning and hygiene measures
  • Where and When
  • Ensuring responsibilities are clear between different bodies including tenants and landlords
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:00

Workshop: Carrying Out a Premises Compliance Audit (Flexible Afternoon Break)

In this workshop session, you will learn how to carry out a mock premises compliance audit and gain expert feedback from the trainer

  • Utilise record-keeping techniques to manage property records
  • Maintain property data to a higher standard
  • Learn how to monitor your health and safety compliance
  • Develop effective procedures to carry out a premise compliance audit
  • Keep a detailed logbook on all health and safety issues
  • Document your premises compliance
  • Implementing practical measures to stop and prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace
  • Understanding what has worked well and what not so well from the adaptation of working practice since COVID-19
  • Looking at the future of COVID related regulations and what this means for health and safety going forward
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation and Closing Remarks