Health & Safety – What are the main H&S issues with an empty property?
Those at risk around a void property are the public, visitors to the site and the installation contractor themselves. Ensuring the site is safe from illegal activities such as drug dealing or storing stolen goods as well as avoiding pest infestations is essential. Visitors can be protected by highlighting any drops, trips or fall hazards as well as clearance of rubbish and ‘sharps’. The installation contractor should be accredited with the relevant H&S certification and when installing heavy doors and screens use ladder hoists as required.Back to Resources