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Get up to speed on gas safety at our popular masterclass. The session will cover gas safety, inspections and the legal aspects around gas related compliance, enforcement and penalties for non-compliance.

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    Get up to speed on gas safety at our popular masterclass. The session will cover gas safety, inspections and the legal aspects around gas related compliance, enforcement and penalties for non-compliance.

    We’re pleased to announce the date of our ever-popular masterclass on gas safety. Gas safety remains a key priority for landlords. Whilst not much has changed by way of legislation the challenges remain:

    • Getting the basics right – staying compliant
    • Data and record keeping
    • Gaining access to tenants’ homes.

    And there’s a constant need to stay on top of changes and emerging good practice:

    • Covid-19 requirements
    • Technological developments
    • Carbon Zero agenda.

    We’ll also take a look at the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead including the government’s plans for hydrogen systems and the implications for landlords (development and maintenance issues).

    It’s essential for everyone involved in gas and gas safety either as a refresher or new in post.

    What will be covered:

    • An update on the latest legislation – guidance on how to remain compliant and the latest case law affecting you, including information on the issue of access
    • Effective working with your contractor/DLO – making the relationship deliver what you need
    • Are your maintenance systems up to date? The main issues and a checklist of what you should be doing
    • Key performance indicators, monitoring and reporting arrangements – what, where and when?
    • Best practice – take stock of current best practice including the benefits of SMART technology
    • Managing and mitigating your risks and disaster recovery – effective planning for the future
    • A look ahead at the implications of Carbon Zero and the new era of hydrogen boilers.

    Confirmed speakers:

    • Kevin Bentley, HQN associate
    • Baljit Basra, Partner in the housing litigation and management team, Anthony Collins Solicitors

    Who should attend:

    • Repairs and maintenance operatives
    • Gas managers
    • Health and safety managers
    • Officers and operatives
    • Voids and housing managers
    • Surveyors and multi-skilled operatives
    • Operations management
    • Those responsible for contracting with, assessing and managing gas safety.
  • Our speakers

    Kevin Bentley, HQN associate

    Kevin has worked in social housing in both the local government and housing association sectors for over 25 years, specialising in housing maintenance and stock investment issues. Kevin has been a HQN Associate for over 14 years, providing advice and support to many housing organisations. He has in-depth knowledge of all aspects of operational delivery and strategic asset management in the sector. He regularly carries out reviews of gas servicing and maintenance for organisations. He has in-depth knowledge of service delivery and best practice in the sector delivered by in-house/DLO contractors and out-sourced arrangements. Kevin is also one of HQN’s key accreditation assessors specialising in HQN: DLO and HQN: gas repairs and asset management accreditations. He is also one of HQN’s trainers responsible for contract management and procurement. Kevin has carried out upwards of 120 service reviews and similar in-depth assessments of repairs and maintenance services for HQN clients, including a large number of gas servicing and maintenance reviews for organisations with both in-house contractors or outsourced and hybrid arrangements.

    Baljit Basra, Partner in the housing litigation and management team, Anthony Collins Solicitors

    Baljit is a leading Partner within the housing litigation team with extensive experience in advising on and generally managing complex pre and post court actions on behalf of Registered Providers (RPs) and local authorities. She leads on bespoke training to RPs on all housing related subjects, including providing advice and managing Section 11 disrepair compensation claims, gas safety issues, statutory nuisance prosecutions, complex possession and ASB claims involving issues surrounding mental health, capacity, Fraud, Human Rights and proportionality defences. Baljit also provides specialist advice and assistance in relation to housing management issues and reviews policies and procedures affecting RPs and local authorities.

    Tony Cunny, Gas and Heating Manager, Wythenshawe Community Housing

    Tony has over 25 years’ experience working in gas and the last 15 years in various gas management and compliance roles.

    In his current role he oversees the domestic gas safety compliance for circa 13’500 properties along with the renewable and solid fuel compliance.

    He has implanted a MOT gas servicing schedule internally without the need for additional IT infrastructure and currently is running at 100% compliance across all 3 compliance streams.

    As part of his gas safety role Tony has introduced an added value role within the gas safety inspection where engineers carry out fire door safety checks to domestic properties within high rise blocks and also collect data with a Group wide value, such as pro-active repairs to aid with disrepair cases, property condition reports and various other data collection.

  • Price and booking

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    * Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. Byte Size members do not qualify for member discounts. Please call 01904 557150 for more information.

    Ticket Type Price Spaces
    Members of any HQN network - 1 delegate £175.00
    Members of any HQN network - 2 delegates £150.00
    Members of any HQN network - 3+ delegates £125.00
    Non-members - 1 delegate £200.00
    Non-members - 2 delegates £175.00
    Non-members - 3+ delegates £150.00


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  • Cancellations and substitutions

    If you are unable to attend an event or public training course, please let us know in writing (email is fine) at least 48 hours before. Please email [email protected]

    Otherwise, a cancellation fee of £60 plus VAT will be chargeable.

    If you are using a package place to attend and do not inform us within the agreed time frame, then a place will be taken to cover your non-attendance.

    Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited.

Dates and prices



09 August 2022
10:30am - 1:00pm
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