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Social Housing Health and Safety

Recent research by The Independent has revealed that more than half a million social homes in England fail to meet the most basic health and safety standards. Almost a quarter of a million of those properties were regarded as containing a category one safety hazard, which refers to incredibly dangerous safety issues such as inadequate security, vermin infestations, dangerous boilers, exposed wiring and overloaded electricity sockets. These statistics are particularly worrying in the face of the recent Grenfell Tower Fire tragedy, in which it is believed around 80 people died due to disastrous health and safety failures. 

Bad health and safety issues are not only confined to social housing either, as it is believed that millions more are suffering the same fate in privately rented properties across the UK. This is why it is important to ensure your tenant's housing meets the required health and safety standards at all times. Increased pressure will be placed upon government ministers, local councils and housing associations to improve social housing, which is why you should be ahead of the game when it comes to improving health and safety within your own letting properties. 

Something as simple as safety signs can make a big difference to the outcome of a dangerous situation. Here's a look at some of the necessary safety signs to ensure the safety of your tenants at all times.

Access and Emergency Safety Signs 

Health and Safety Signs

Acess and Emergency Safety signs play an essential part in ensuring tenants know what steps to take in the occasion of a fire. Signs that state things as simple as 'This area to be kept clear at all times' or 'Fire door keep shut' can make the difference between life and death in those situations.

Fire action safety signs are crucial to ensuring tenants know the safest routes out of the building. On the fire action safety signs that we stock here at Label Source we also include a blank area to write precisely where the fire assembly point in your building is. To browse our full collection of Access and Emergency Safety Signs, just click here

We also have a range of other safety signs that fit health and safety requirements in all buildings. These include: 

Plus many more categories, which you can browse at your leisure here

If you have any custom requirements for your health and safety signs, feel free to get in touch with us on 0800 3761 693 or contact us here