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RLA launches new fire safety course

Sally Walmsley
Written by Sally Walmsley

The RLA has launched a new online fire safety course for landlords and agents.

Since the Grenfell Tower tragedy left the nation reeling, fire safety has never been far from the headlines, with landlords across the board contacting the RLA for more guidance when it comes to keeping tenants safe.

In response to this the association has developed an interactive fire safety course which will cover:

  • The different legislation relating to fire safety including Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) order 2005, HMO Manager regulations and Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) regulations 2015
  • The different building/property types and which pieces of the above legislation apply
  • How to conduct fire risk assessments and protect both your tenants and your property from fire
  • Practical tips on fire safety and with reference to the LACORS fire safety guide.

RLA trainer Carrie Kus said: “The horrific loss of life following the Grenfell Tower disaster has left the whole nation in shock and landlords from all tenures are now asking if they are doing enough.

“The legislation relating to fire safety in the private sector is complex and varies depending on the type of building and how it is leased out.

“This course takes this complex area and breaks it down making it easy for the average landlord and managing agent to disseminate what they need to do to keep their tenants and their properties safe from fire. “

The course is available from £16 for members and £20 for non-members. For more information and to book click here.

For more information about your responsibilities as a landlord the RLA has produced an overview of fire safety in the PRS which can be accessed here.

About the author

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley is the Communications Manager for the RLA and award-winning Editor of RPI magazine. With 16 years’ experience writing for regional and national newspapers and magazines she is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and editorial content for our media partners.

She issues press releases promoting the work of the RLA and its policies and campaigns to the regional and national media and works alongside the marketing team on the association’s social media channels to build support for the RLA and its work.

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