All of the publications that we share are freely available on the web – we’ve just collated those that are relevant to the sector.
Scottish Borders Housing Association’s Health and Safety Handbook for Tenants has been designed to give their tenants information about the actions SBHA will take to ensure their homes are safe places to live and how they can help in that process.
The handbook includes lots of hints and advice on general home safety and covers topics including:
- Electrical safety
- Water safety
- Safety in communal areas
- Radon gas
- Pests and vermin.
Dacorum Borough Council’s leaflet: ‘Asbestos in the Home: Information for Council tenants’ explains why most asbestos is not a cause for concern and explains how to avoid possible danger to the health of tenants.
The leaflet tells you:
- What asbestos is
- Where you might find it
- What the risks are
- How we manage asbestos
- What you should do.
Glasgow Housing Association’s leaflet: ‘Your guide to keeping safe and sound in your home and the community’ is about some of the steps tenants can take to make sure they don’t put themselves and others at risk. It includes information about:
- Fire hazards and fire safety
- Anti-social behaviour
- Gas safety
- Bogus callers
- Keeping warm.
Orbit have put together this document: ‘What you should do if you think you might have asbestos in your home’. It covers areas such as:
- What asbestos is
- Where asbestos is most likely to be found
- What is wrong with asbestos
- What Orbit’s responsibilities are
- What tenants should do if they want to carry out DIY work on their homes.
This leaflet titled ‘Asbestos – Information and advice for residents’ has been created by Peabody.
As well as explaining what asbestos is and why it’s dangerous, the leaflet also provides information about:
- Where asbestos can be found
- What Peabody are doing about asbestos
- ‘Dos and don’ts’ when it comes to asbestos.