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The public sector is responsible for a large and varied property portfolio, therefore having robust procedures in place to comply with statutory building compliance responsibilities is absolutely essential to avoid any potential disasters.

Attend our Effective Premises Compliance Audits to carry out a mock premises compliance audit, with our expert trainer Peter Phillips that will help you identify risks to health and safety and demonstrate compliance with the statutory regulations.

Leave the day with the necessary skills to avoid fines, legal and regulatory action. Develop the confidence that you and your organisation are compliant with the necessary health and safety regulations.

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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 and understand the latest update on health and safety regulations
  • Ensure your health and safety procedures are fully compliant with the statutory areas: fire safety, asbestos, lift maintenance and disabled access
  • Develop your health and safety management skills
  • Test your knowledge by carrying out a mock premises 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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To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
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09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer's Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Premises Compliance: Overview of Health and Safety

  • Gain a brief insight into relevant health and safety legislation
  • 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
10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:00

Effective Health and Safety Estate Management

  • Conditions surveys and prioritisation of maintenance works
  • Providing a means of prioritising scarce resources to the most essential repairs or the highest priority premises
  • Learn how to focus on urgent repairs
  • Effectively manage building projects
  • The role of CDM (Construction, Design and Management Regulations) and project management
  • Selecting and managing contractors
  • Practical management rather than excessive bureaucracy
12:00 - 13:00

Compliance Management and Audit Skills

  • A practical approach to audit and control includes:
    • Fire safety
    • Asbestos
    • Disabled access
    • Electricity
    • Lift maintenance
    • Legionella
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 16:00

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

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
  • Design a checklist to help with the audit
  • Keep a detailed logbook on all health and safety issues
  • Document your premises compliance
  • Gain the practical tools to carry out a premise audit
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation and Close