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HHSRS Core 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.

 An online version of this course is now available via the Zoom Platform.

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. DASH is widely regarded as a leading specialist in HHSRS training in England

Course Fee

Online - DASH Subscribing Local Authority Members £325 per delegate / non-members £395 per delegate

Face to face in personDASH Subscribing Local Authority Members £425 per delegate / non-members £495 per delegate

This includes the Assessment fee and certification. Course packs with HHSRS guidance manual and worked examples for delegates to retain will be emailed prior to the course.

Sample ONLINE HHSRS Course Programme 

Session 1: 9.30am - 1.00pm

Background and Development of the HHSRS

Inspecting and Identifying Deficiencies

Introduction to the Guidance

Rating Hazards and the Scoring Procedure

Session 2: 9.30am - 1.00pm

The software and the Paper Scoring Form

The Worked Examples

Rating Hazards

Briefing on Practical Exercise 

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 Session 2 and Session 3. 

Session 3: 9.30am - 1.00pm

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 Date: 

24th, 25th April + 29th May

(delegates must attend all 3 sessions to pass the course) 

For more information and to register your interest in this course contact Jack Taylor on 01332 642647 or email jack.taylor@derby.gov.uk


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