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HHSRS Competency

HHSRS was developed as a component of the Housing Act 2004 to replace the Fitness Standard. If you are a private sector housing practitioner it is likely that you will be required to apply HHSRS in your everyday role.


Who Should attend?

People who need to assess properties according to the HHSRS, housing managers who need to learn how the HHSRS may change their property ratings and how to prioritise failings, managers who need to supervise staff who are assessing properties.

The course will help organisations come to terms with the practical application and implications of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS). By the end of this course, participants will understand the principles behind the Housing Health and Safety Rating System and will understand how to link deficiencies, hazards and the likelihood of harms.


Delegates will receive a certificate of Competence in applying the HHSRS from DASH Services. This course provides evidence that a delegate has attended training and has demonstrated an acceptable understanding of HHSRS through their submitted assignment and their participation in course discussions.


Course Fee

members £325 per delegate          non-members £395 per delegate

This includes the Assessment fee and certification, course packs with HHSRS guidance manual and worked examples for delegates to retain, certificates, and all refreshments.

Group rates for a minimum of 8-10 delegates or an in-house course can be negotiated.




HHSRS Course Programme – HHSRS Practitioners Course

Day One

Session 1 – Background and Development of the HHSRS

Session 2 – Inspecting and Identifying Deficiencies

Session 3 – Introduction to the Guidance

Session 4 – Rating Hazards and the Scoring Procedure

Session 5 – The software and the Paper Scoring Form

Session 6 – The Worked Examples

Session 7 – Rating Hazards

Session 8 – Briefing on Practical Exercise

Session 9 – Course Review and Close


As HHSRS adopts a ‘risk based’ approach to property defects, there can be a great deal of variation in hazard ratings from practitioner to practitioner. This course incorporates an assessment that must be completed between day one and two of the course. There is a break of at least 20 days between day one and day two.


Day Two 

The second day of the training concentrates mainly on reports given by delegates on their assessments and provides the opportunity for feedback and discussion.


Next Course Dates:

14th Oct + 18th Nov - Derby

21st Oct + 20th Nov - Derby

For more information and to register your interest ontact Fiona on 01332 641111 or email fiona.england@derby.gov.uk    


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