24 Feb

Bitesize training: dampness in domestic dwellings

CIEH member: £50
Affiliate member: £105
Non-member: £105

Two-hour bitesize online technical training

Time: 10.00 to 12.00

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.

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Event context:
To prevent and remediate dampness in domestic dwellings

This two-hour online bitesize training session equips delegates with the skills to recognise the signs of dampness in buildings, the causes of dampness and the effect of damp on the fabric of a building. Attendees will learn how to remedy dampness through the methods of prevention, repair, improvement, and innovation.

Event overview:
Online bitesize course over 2 hours, to recognise the cause and effect of dampness in domestic dwellings. Methods of prevention and cure, both traditional and modern.

Event aims, objectives and (learning) outcomes:

  • To be able to recognise dampness in buildings.
  • Establish the cause and provide a remedy.
  • Determine the most appropriate legislation to enforce remedial action

Who should attend:
All private sector enforcement officers, HMO staff and property managers.

CPD: 2 hours

Paul Fitzgerald



Paul Fitzgerald 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 BSc (Hons) in Environmental Health at the University of Greenwich, gaining further qualifications with a Diploma in Management Studies from Kingston University, as well as achieving certification 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 to date. He is a University of Warwick Trainer for the system, having helped deliver over 100 courses on the assessment and enforcement of the system.

Recent contracts have included:

  • Managing the Houses in Multiple Occupation Team at Eastbourne Borough Council

  • Acting Private Sector Housing Manager for Gravesham Borough Council, specifically submitting a successful bid for £860,000 of 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

He is currently employed as a Principal Environmental Health Officer for the London Borough of Sutton dealing with all aspects of private sector housing, taking the lead on HMO Inspections and Licensing.

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