Health and safety
Health and safety
Both employers and landlords have legal responsibilities in relation to health and safety. From gas appliances to lone working practices, these issues affect those working in the estate agency and property management sector and measures should be taken to protect both employees and tenants.
Good health and safety management is about applying appropriate and proportionate controls for risk and injury in a way that complements business and ensures legal compliance.
For this to work requirements must be clear, well communicated and correctly implemented. It is an employer’s duty to make sure this happens.
This is generic guidance and may not be appropriate for your specific circumstances. No responsibility for loss or damage caused to any person acting or refraining from action as a result of the material included in this publication can be accepted by the authors or RICS.
This section is maintained by Adam Gilbert of Knight Frank LLP. Adam is also one of the authors of the RICS guidance note Health and safety for residential property managers.
RICS standards and guidance
- RICS property measurement
- UK commercial real estate agency
- New rules of measurement
- QS and construction standards
- Residential property standards
- Valuation standards
- List of RICS standards and guidance
- RICS standards and guidance archive
- Health and safety legislative framework
Health and safety duties for employers and landlords
- Fire safety: property and tenant safety
- Fire safety: employees and employer’s premises
- Gas safety
- Electrical safety
- Lone working and personal safety
- Home working
- Manual handling
- Hazardous substances
- First aid
- Driver safety
- Falls from height
- Furniture and furnishings
- Powered perimeter gates
- Slips, trips and falls
- Welfare and hygiene
- Managing the risks from contractors
- Repair/maintenance requirements: CDM Regs 2015
- Health and safety training
- Accident reporting and investigation