Landlord association launches fire safety course

Landlord association launches fire safety course

THE RESIDENTIAL Landlords Association (RLA) has launched the course for members and non members to improve fire safety.

In its announcement, the RLA stated that the new online course is for landlords and agents, adding that ‘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’.

Its response was to launch the ‘interactive’ fire safety course, which will cover a range of different areas. These consist of: different fire safety legislation, such as the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, HMO manager regulations and carbon monoxide alarm regulations; different property or building types and how the legislation applies to them; how to ‘conduct’ fire risk assessments and protect tenants and properties from fire; and ‘practical tips on fire safety’.

Carrie Kus, trainer for the RLA, stated: ‘he 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.’