HHSRS: damp, mould and excess cold

CIEH member: £195
Affiliate member: £295
Non-member: £295

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About this workshop

This workshop will highlight and discuss the issues local housing authorities face with the assessment and enforcement of two of the most common hazards in the private rented sector – damp and mould, and excess cold.

The course will reflect on the recent Awaab Ishak case and discuss the regulations proposed through Awaab’s Law. We will look at the government recommendations for new legal duties for social landlords and how this reflects on the rented sector in general.

Delegates will learn from case studies relating to causes and remedies, when to take enforcement action, and what to do with ‘borderline’ cases and First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) cases.

The workshop will incorporate CIEH's published guidance on excess cold enforcement. Further information on the guidance can be found  here.

Benefits of attending

  • Awaab’s Law is specifically intending to impose regulation on social landlords, but it has wider implications which this event explores
  • Gain the essential knowledge and techniques for assessing and scoring HHSRS damp and mould, and excess cold hazards
  • Specify remedial actions and determine the most appropriate course of action
  • Learn how to produce a qualitative site risk assessment
  • Understand the reasons for taking enforcement action for damp and mould and what to do with ‘borderline’ cases
  • Hear about First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) decisions relating to damp and mould

What past delegates thought

  • "Very helpful, practical and very pertinent to daily work."
  • "There was a good mixture of information and interactive sessions."
  • "Speakers were knowledgeable and helpful."

Programme

CPD: 6 Hours

Kelvin Woodward

Kelvin Woodward, Director, Kelvin Woodward Expert Ltd

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.  Plus, a Projects in Controlled Environments (PRINCE) 2 Foundation qualification. 

In 2016 he was a member of a Building Research Establishment (BRE) research project on Overheating in Dwellings.  His research contributed to guidance on that topic by BRE.  In 2021 he was awarded a Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) Level 7 qualification: Bond Solon, Advanced Professional Certificate in Investigative Practice.

Kelvin has 22 years’ experience in Environmental Health within local authorities.  Mostly in Private Sector Housing, with some years in Environmental Protection as well.  He is currently a Programme Manager with Brighton and Hove City Council, leading a public consultation on proposed Additional Housing in Multiple Occupation (HMO) and Selective Licensing Schemes for the City’s Private Rented Housing Sector. 

Kelvin is also experienced in Housing Expert Witness work since year 2016.  This requires high standards of housing inspections and report writing to withstand scrutiny during any litigation. 

In addition, his company is a subscribing member to the British Standards Institute – proving Kelvin’s commitment to excellence on industry guidance and standards.  He strives to cascade this excellence during training events at the CIEH.

He is passionate about Environmental Health and sharing his knowledge and skills with events’ delegates and organisations to bring value, efficiencies and leadership.

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