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 In-House course that gives you the opportunity to carry out a mock premises compliance audit, which will help you identify risks and demonstrate compliance with the statutory regulations.

Host this course In-House to gain the necessary skills to avoid fines, legal and regulatory action. Leave the day confident that you and your organisation is compliant.

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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0800 542 9414
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09:45 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:30

Premises Compliance: Health and Safety Regulations

  • Gain a brief insight into relevant health and safety legislation
  • Landlord and tenant duties
  • Establish what good compliance looks like
  • Proactive versus reactive
  • Discuss what poor compliance looks like
  • The price of failure
  • Compliance with statutory requirements:
    • Fire safety
    • Asbestos
    • Lift maintenance
    • Disabled access
    • Electricity
    • Legionella
  • The relationship between risk assessment and good audit practice
10:30 - 11:15

Workshop: The ‘New Normal’: Working Safely During Coronavirus COVID-19

  • COVID-19 risk assessments and what to include
  • Identifying who is potentially at risk
  • Identifying situations or activities that 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

Feedback, Evaluation and Closing Remarks