About Ask the Experts Podcast
Join us on Ask the Experts, a podcast from Pennington Choices to investigate issues around compliance and safety within buildings. Hosted by a team of in-house experts and featuring industry specialists, each episode delves deep into the issues you face across the UK property landscape.
Legionella: Back to basics | Ask the Experts Podcast | November 2023
We’re back! November’s ‘Ask the Experts: What’s new this month’ podcast episode covers all things water hygiene and legionella. This episode highlights the key factors of Legionnaire’s disease, including where it comes from and how to keep your water safe. Discover how to determine if you need a legionella risk assessment to comply with the BS 8580 standard, how to find the most suitable risk assessor for you, and what actions to take post-risk assessment. Gain expert insight on how to manage water hygiene in commercial properties, offices, communal areas, and domestic properties within social housing.
We’d love to hear from you if you have any feedback or specific topics that you want to ask our experts to cover in next month’s instalment!
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June 2023 | Ask the Experts: What's new this month?
June's 'Ask the Experts: What's new this month?' podcast episode covers both May and June updates, discussing the latest building and fire safety updates in detail, as well as touching on news around consumer regulation and housing standards. From the opening of the registration portal by the BSR and a new fire safety campaign by Salix Homes, to the Housing Ombudsman's new Spotlight report on Knowledge and Information Management, this month's episode is jam-packed with expert insight into the newest industry updates. As always, if you have any feedback or specific topics you’d like us to discuss, we’d love to hear from you.
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April 2023 | Ask the Experts: What's new this month?
On this month's ‘Ask the Experts: What’s new this month?’ episode, our experts discuss the general updates and key news you need to have on your April radar, from Tenant Satisfaction Measures coming into force and the continued wait for the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill, to damp and mould investigations and the government's new ‘Make Things Right’ campaign. Be sure to let us know if you have any feedback or specific topics you’d like us to cover, as always, we’d love to hear from you!
March 2023 | Ask the Experts: What's new this month?
March’s episode of Ask the Experts delves deep into several key updates around building safety, new regulations, and property condition...from the new ‘Be ready’ campaign by the Building Safety Regulator and the amends to the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill, right down to the updated guidance from the Scottish Housing Regulator and why the 2025 analogue phone switch off should be on your radar.
If you have any feedback or specific topics you’d like us to discuss, we’d love to hear from you. Until next time!
February 2023 | Ask the Experts: What's new this month?
January 2023 | Ask the Experts: What's new this month?
Kicking off our first Ask the Experts podcast of 2023, January’s episode covers the most recent updates for property condition and building safety, from the release of ONS census data to the consultation on the Higher Risk Buildings Regulations. Our experts also chat about the upcoming Tenant Satisfaction Measures and the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 coming into force very soon.
If you have any feedback or specific topics you’d like us to discuss, we’d love to hear from you. See you next month!
December 2022 | Ask the Experts: What's new this month?
On this month’s episode of our monthly series, our team of experts cover the main changes you need to be aware of as we enter December. We discuss responding to the Regulator and addressing recent announcements from Michael Gove, to the closure of the Grenfell Tower public inquiry and the management of data, all whilst keeping things brief.
If you have any feedback or specific topics you’d like us to cover, please get in touch. We look forward to chatting again in the new year!
November 2022 | Ask the Experts: What’s new this month?
On this episode of our brand new monthly series, our team of experts share their wealth of knowledge on the Sector Risk Profile, your Annual Data Return, professional competence and regulatory judgements. We also touch on the reappointment of the Secretary of State, and what this means for you.
As always, we’re keeping it brief for your convenience. If you have anything specific you’d like us to cover next month, or wish to give us some feedback, please do get in touch. We look forward to chatting again next month!
Legionella: Myth Busting | Ask the Experts Podcast
Pennington Choices Consultant, Caitlin Stubbs, is joined by Legionella guru Paul Nolan, to bust some myths surrounding the key areas of water hygiene that are often mismanaged. From the basics of water hygiene management to the legal requirements and best practice you need to be aware of, listen on-demand for expert insights.
To find out how to improve and refine your water hygiene approach, get in touch!
October | Ask the Experts: What’s new this month?
Introducing the first episode of our new monthly podcast series. For October, our team of experts discuss the key things that will be of interest to you. These include the updated regulations for carbon monoxide smoke alarms, the statistical data return amendments proposed for 2023, and the Tenant Satisfaction Measures.
Please get in touch if you have any feedback or anything specific you’d like us to cover. In the meantime, chat soon!
For the links mentioned in the podcast, please click 'see agenda' below.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022: guidance for landlords and tenants - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Statistical data return link: - NROSH+ (regulatorofsocialhousing.org.uk)
Housing Ombudsman changes: Scheme changes improve access to Ombudsman - Housing Ombudsman (housing-ombudsman.org.uk)
HSE inspections: HSE launches campaign to combat serious aches, pains and strains in construction | HSE Media Centre
PAS documents on building safety competene: BSI publishes competence requirements for newly regulated roles to support building safety | BSI (bsigroup.com)
Building Safety | Ask the Experts Podcast
Listen to our team of in-house building safety experts who discuss the practical steps housing providers and other building owners should be taking to ensure they are ready and able to comply with the requirements of the new Fire Safety Act 2021; the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022, due to come into law in January 2023 and the new Building Safety Act, due to come into law in April 2023.
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