Understanding and Applying HHSRS

Understanding HHSRS day one - 24 October 2024 (9.15 - 16.30)
Applying HHSRS day two - 22 November 2024 (9.15 - 16.30)

CIEH member: £395
Affiliate member: £495
Non-member: £495

How do I pay? Please click the book now button to complete the online booking. Please note payment for online bookings are card only.

To pay by purchase order, please email the details to [email protected], this is subject to your employer having this facility in place with CIEH. To speak with one of the team in our contact centre please call 020 7827 5800.

About this workshop

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

NB: The Government has recently issued a policy paper summarising a review of the HHSRS & indicating that this will lead a review of the Operating Guidance being issued shortly.  In the meantime, please click on the following link to read the policy document and for further information - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/housing-health-and-safety-rating-system-hhsrs-review-outcomes-and-next-steps

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

"Passing the course is a rewarding experience, and I appreciate the dedication and expertise provided by Kelvin." - Health and safety advisor


CPD: 10 hours 30 minutes

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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