Warrington Housing Association (the Association) is committed to managing health and safety in all aspects of its work and to implementing reasonably practicable measures to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of employees and any other persons that may be affected by its work. We ask that our customers co-operate with us by allowing access for safety checks and reporting any repairs or issues promptly. Please click below for our customer guides.
We have an duty as your landlord to make sure all gas appliances, fittings and flues that we own are safe. It is a legal requirement under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, to carry out a gas service every 12 months. Gas Servicing is carried out by our approved Gas Safe registered Contractors.
If you smell gas at any time:
- Do not switch on the lights or any electrical appliances
- Turn of all gas appliances immediately
- Open the windows
- Put out any naked flames
- Turn off the gas supply by closing the handle next to you gas meter
- Ring National Grid. It doesn’t matter who your gas supplier is, always ring the National Grid in emergencies: tel: 0800 111 999 or visit the website: https://www.nationalgrid.com/uk/safety-and-emergencies/gas-emergencies-and-safety-advice
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral. It was widely used in buildings until 1999. Because asbestos had such a variety of uses, asbestos materials can be found in most homes built before 2000. Asbestos materials pose no significant risk to you if they are left alone. If the material is intact and in a safe place, you are unlikely to be at risk. Asbestos can become dangerous if it is broken and fibres are released into the air. We carry out surveys of our properties to check if there is any asbestos present.
The health and safety of our customers is a priority, we work with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Services and our Fire Risk Assessor to make sure we are keeping you and your family safe in the event of a fire. We inform customers what they should do in the event of a fire. We have compiled information of ways you can reduce the risk of a fire in your home.
Online Home Safety Checker and free home safety visit for over 65s
Electricity is one of the biggest causes of accidental fire here in the UK. As your Landlord we will ensure that the electrical wiring in your home, including plug sockets & switches is properly installed and maintained through a programme of electrical testing. All our electrical work and testing is carried out by NICEIC approved Electrical Contractors. We ask that customers ensure their appliances are regularly checked and to comply with manufacturers safety guidelines.