Managing Health and Safety
Initial Management Inspection's
Whereas not strictly Party Wall, in light of the recent tragic events at Grenfell Tower, TK Surveying Group have decided to compile a list of points that surveyors and other practitioners might need to check during an initial management inspection.
Legal responsibilities for health and safety may arise for a surveyor who is providing health and safety advice and/or who is considered to be in control of a building or workplace. Advice in most instances are provided to the occupier or tenant or to the landlord.
For the occupants it will cover the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, asbestos and fire risks, Occupiers' Liability Acts and penalties for non-compliance. The nature of advice a surveyor may provide to a landlord is likely to reflect such things as the type, condition and age of the building and the purpose for which the building is to be put.
REMEMBER: 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.
The following is generic guidance, distributed in good faith and may not be appropriate for your specific circumstances. Feel free to share and adapt, however 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 TK Surveying Group.