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 section 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.