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The public sector is responsible for a large and varied property portfolio, with a mix of staff working on-site and remotely.

Therefore having robust procedures in place to comply with statutory building responsibilities is crucial to avoiding disasters.

With the current pandemic, organisations have to make sure their premises are COVID secure, workers protected, and the necessary cleaning and hygiene procedures are in place.

Effective Premises Compliance Audits is a practical and informative virtual 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 ensure you meet new COVID-19 related requirements.

Through interactive workshop sessions 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.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note this course will be using Zoom to deliver the day.

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Peter Phillips MCIEH CMIOSH
Premises Compliance Expert

Peter qualified as an Environmental Health Officer in 1980 and has been in continuous practice in that profession ever since, working both in the public and private sectors. He is a Senior Consultant with LRB Consulting Ltd, where he is valued for his experience, his thoughtful approach to client issues, and his practical solutions to their problems.

During that period, he has been actively involved in the founding and development of the health and safety hygiene and environmental protection courses and is a founder member of the Environmental Health and Safety Training Council. His lecturing experience is diverse, ...

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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 yourhealth and safety management skills to ensure a safe environment for all
  • Test your knowledge by carrying out a mock premise’s compliance audit
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Virtual Ice Breaker 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

Workshop: 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
11:15 - 11:30

Morning Break

11:30 - 12:15

Workshop: 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

Workshop: Selecting and Managing Contractors

In this interaction session, learn how to select and manage your 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 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:00 - 16:00

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

Round Up and Key Takeaways


"I thought the course was well organised and scope was remarkable for a one day course. The instructor's style and handling of audience was very good"
Effective Premises and Compliance Audits Compliance manager, DEFRA
"This course would be excellent for anybody wanting to gain a greater understanding of Health and Safety Compliance."
Effective Premises and Compliance Audits Trust Estates Manager, South London and Maudsley NHS
"Very well paced with sufficient course content especially for a new individual in premises management"
Effective Premises and Compliance Audits Corporate Health & Safety Advisor, London Borough of Brent