Housing Training

Training Group ORS now offers a wide range of training to local authority and RSL clients, with courses including the Housing Health and Rating System (HHSRS), Decent Homes, RdSAP, Excess Cold Hazards and Energy Efficiency measures.

For your convenience, courses are normally delivered at your offices for a fixed fee, without any additional delegate costs or travel expenses.


Standard Courses

Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS): Inspections and Assessments
This course can be provided either as a 1-day course for officers and staff who need an introduction and basic understanding of the HHSRS methodology, or as a 2-day course with assessment for officers and staff who need to use the HHSRS in conducting dwelling inspections for enforcement purposes or scheduling maintenance and repairs. This course is also offered for individual delegates at our modern offices in Swansea - please contact us for details of forthcoming dates.

Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS): Enforcement
This 1-day course aimed at local authority enforcement officers provides a detailed summary of best practice and enforcement options, with reference to previous case studies and decisions from the Residential Property Tribunal.

Decent Homes
This course provides a detailed guide to assessing properties under the four criteria of the Decent Homes Standard, the inter-relationship between Decent Homes and HHSRS and RdSAP, and best practice for remedying non-decent stock. This is a 1-day course, individually tailored to local requirements for LA Private Sector Housing officers and RSL surveyors and staff.

RdSAP, Excess Cold Hazards and Energy Efficiency measures
This 1-day course aims to equip delegates to collect the necessary data to produce an RdSAP assessment of a dwelling, to relate this to the HHSRS Excess Cold Hazard, and to understand best practice and options in improving energy efficiency in housing.


Qualified and Experienced Trainers

Ian Woodward
Ian Woodward Ian regularly undertakes training on many aspects of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) including inspections, assessments and enforcement; the Decent Homes Standard; and the Welsh Housing Quality Standard. He is also a qualified Domestic and Commercial Energy Assessor and his training highlights best practice and options for improving energy efficiency in housing, including training to collect the data necessary for RdSAP dwelling assessments.

John Easey
John Easey John is a nationally recognised Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) trainer, having developed and delivered courses for CLG, IdEA and Warwick University. He led the design, authorship and delivery of the highly successful IDeA sponsored HHSRS training programmes which were delivered to around 2,500 local authority officers and were well received across the country.


Further Details

For further details and to make a course booking, please email housing@ors.org.uk or call 01792 535300.