01 Mar

Understanding and applying HHSRS

This course has been converted to an online format with each day taking place over two half-days.

Understanding HHSRS day one - 1 & 2 March 2021 (9.15am to 12.30pm)
Applying HHSRS day two - 15 & 16 April 2021 (9.15am to 12.30pm)

CIEH Member
: £320
Affiliate member: £495
Non-member: £495

Please note that this training will be delivered via the Zoom online platform.  Please ensure that you are able to access this prior to booking.

Online (Zoom)

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This popular technical workshop delivers a comprehensive understanding of the HHSRS system to all private sector housing practitioners working within or with local authorities. The course enables delegates to benchmark their ratings against others, whilst ensuring their scores are in line with the national approach.

Why you should attend:

  • Understand the principles underlying the HHSRS
  • Relate housing deficiencies to potential housing hazards
  • Undertake HHSRS scoring using operating guidance
  • Learn to assess housing conditions using the HHSRS
  • Gain practical experience of a dwelling inspection and hazards assessment

Who should attend:

  • Environmental Health Practitioners
  • Property and Housing Managers
  • Social Landlords

Programme

Understanding and applying HHSRS online programme

CPD: 12 hours

Paul Fitzgerald


Paul qualified as an Environmental Health Officer in 1979 and has worked for a number of inner London and two rural authorities, specialising in private sector housing. Paul has also worked for a Residential Social Landlord as a Maintenance Manager, dealing with routine, cyclical and project management. Since 1995, Paul has worked as a consultant in this field, carrying out, managing and quality assessing stock condition surveys, working for both public and private sector landlords on specific projects or providing staff cover. He set up his own company in 1998.

After leaving school, Paul was one of the first students to obtain a B.Sc. (Hons) in Environmental Health at the University of Greenwich, gaining further qualifications with a Diploma in Management Studies from Kingston University and in Quality Assurance Assessment.

Paul has been involved with the implementation of the Housing Health and Safety Hazard Rating System since its inception in 1999. He is a University of Warwick Trainer for the system, having helped deliver over 300 courses on its assessment and enforcement.

Recent contracts have included;

  • Acting Private Sector Housing Manager for Gravesham Borough Council, specifically submitting a successful bid for £0.86M additional grant funding
  • Delivering training courses to Private Sector Landlords on HMO issues
  • Delivering training courses to Surveying Companies and RSLs on the Health and Safety Hazard Rating System
  • Paul had worked for 5 years as a Private Sector Housing Team Manager with Oxford City Council, taking the lead on various projects including HMO Enforcement and Unlawful Developments.

He continues to be employed as a consultant for both for Local Authorities in Private Sector Housing and for private landlords, RSLs and charities such as Shelter, putting theory into practice, he has been the chairman of the National HMO Network and is still part of the steering group for that organisation. Paul is currently contracted to the Private Sector Housing Teams at East Hampshire/Havant Council and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

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