16 Oct

Understanding and applying HHSRS

This course has been converted to an online format with the course taking place over four half-days.

Understanding HHSRS day one - 16 and 17 October 2023 (9.15 - 12.30)
Applying HHSRS day two - 9 and 10 November 2023 (9.15 - 12.30)

CIEH member
: £340
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.

How do I pay? Please click on the book now to complete the online booking. If your local authority does not allow credit card payments please speak to our contact centre: 020 7827 5800, or email [email protected]


Online (Zoom)

Fully Booked

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
  • Inspecting a dwelling under HHSRS and relating housing deficiencies to potential housing hazards
  • Use of the Operating Guidance to inform assessments
  • Use of Worked Examples to inform rating decisions
  • Undertake HHSRS scoring using Operating Guidance and Worked Examples
  • Writing justifications to support assessments
  • Carry out an inspection and assessment to gain practical experience and receive constructive feedback
  • Options for action following assessments

Who should attend:

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

What past delegates thought:

  • “I really appreciated the course and John’s style of teaching. He keeps it on track while letting us ask questions, and just teaches at a good pace. The course is well structured and gave me a good foundation to work from.”  COVID-19 Prevention, Management and Support Officer


Understanding and applying HHSRS online programme

CPD: 12 hours

John Easey

John has worked in the field of housing standards for the last 20 years, both in private practice providing consultancy, survey and training services, and more recently as an enforcement officer within local authority private sector housing teams. He has also been a member of the English Housing Survey team since 2001 and has used the HHSRS in survey work from 2002.

He has been involved in training local authority and housing association officers on the provisions of the Housing Act 2004, either through the various initial government funded training schemes or by direct commission from clients, since the mid-2000s.

He currently works part time in a local authority as a senior officer private sector housing officer with responsibilities including general complaints, HMO licensing and enforcement, caravan site licensing, DFGs, and the development of policy and procedures, and is Director of a housing consultancy practice.

Kelvin is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner.  He graduated from King’s College London in year 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health (with honours).  In 2011 he gained a Master of Science in the Management of Projects from The University of Manchester.  In 2016 he was a member of a Building Research Establishment research project on Overheating in Dwellings.  His research contributed to guidance on that topic by the Establishment.

Kelvin has 21 years’ experience in Environmental Health within local authorities.  Mostly in Private Sector Housing, with a number of years in Environmental Protection as well.  He is currently a Programme Manager with Brighton and Hove City Council, delivering a consultation exercise on Discretionary Licensing of the Private Rented Housing Sector. 

Kelvin is a Director of his own company too where he delivers Housing Expert Witness work, since year 2016.  This requires high standards of housing inspections and report writing to withstand scrutiny from opponents during any litigation.

Moreover, he is passionate about Environmental Health and sharing his experience, knowledge and skills with organisations to bring value and competitive advantage.           


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