Housing Health and Safety Rating System

The housing health and safety rating system (HHSRS) is a risk-based evaluation tool to help local authorities identify and protect against potential risks and hazards to health and safety from any deficiencies identified in dwellings. It was introduced under the Housing Act 2004 and applies to residential properties in England and Wales.

This assessment method focuses on the hazards that are present in housing. Tackling these hazards will make housing healthier and safer to live in.

This guidance is aimed at non-specialists, to help them understand the requirements under the Housing Act 2004 in relation to the HHSRS and help them identify the type of work that is needed to conform with the HHSRS.
 HHSRS Guidance

Foundations run training courses on the HHSRS. These courses are run by an industry expert who talks through how to assess properties against the HHSRS.
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