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List of Topics

Welcome to the library which is fully accessible to members.   Our library has over 50 topics for those holiday homes let out to ‘paying guests’. We have added a few extras outside of Fire and Health and Safety such as Accessibility, Food Provision and EPC certificates.

Accessibility Guidance

ACCESSIBILITY  

  With all of the guests who would like to stay at your property, there may be some who have

RUBBER BATH MATS

  Slips, trips and falls are the number 1 hazard within the home and using the shower or bath contributes

Activities

HOT TUBS 

  Hot tubs offer an amazing way to help your guests enjoy a chilled and relaxing break.  If they are

ALCOHOL AND DRUGS 

  If you decide to leave your guests any alcohol for their consumption, then it is strongly recommended that this

WATER AND LAND ACTIVITIES 

  We are following the advice of ROSPA regarding water and land activities. https://www.rospa.com/leisure-safety/Advice.aspx Any equipment that you provide will

INSURANCE

  Your property will need to be properly insured.   Domestic building and contents insurance is unlikely to cover running

DOGS 

  Allowing owners to bring their dogs to your property if suitable is certainly a way of boosting income. If

SWIMMING POOLS

  Swimming pools offer an amazing way to help your guests enjoy a chilled and relaxing break.  If they are

Building Structures

GLASS AND GLAZING 

  Properties built under the current building regulations are likely to have safety glass in place.  You can normally identify

STAIRS SAFETY

The number 1 reason for injuries in the home is due to slips, trips and falls.  So, using steps, stairs

ASBESTOS 

  Asbestos can be found in properties built or refurbished before 2000.  In good condition, asbestos does not present a

CARAVANS 

  Caravans can provide the perfect setting for your guests.   As it is normally an enclosed space with reliance

CHIMNEY SWEEP

  If you have an open fire in your property, then it will require sweeping dependent on the use.  As

WINDOW RESTRICTORS  

  Properties built within the current building regulations may already have window restrictors fitted within the windows. Older properties may

Children and Babies

BABY LISTENING DEVICES 

  Whilst as an owner in the hospitality industry we want to do everything possible to make our guests as

BABY SITTING 

  Whilst as an owner in the hospitality industry we want to do everything possible to make our guests as

BABY COTS

  We are following the advice from the NCT regarding the provision of a cot.   If your property has

CHILDREN BUNK BEDS   

   We are following the advice from SafeKids regarding the provision of a bunkbed.   If you have a bespoke

CHILDREN HIGH CHAIRS 

  We are following the advice from the NCT regarding the provision of a high chair.   It is recommended

CHILDREN PLAY EQUIPMENT

  If space allows at your property, you may consider having equipment for children to play with.   ROSPA provide

CHILDREN STAIR GATES

  We are following the advice from the NCT regarding the provision of a stairgate.   It is recommended that

Electrical Testing

ELECTRICAL HARD WIRE TESTING 

  The Electricity at Work Regulations gives guidance for the testing of the fixed/hard wire circuits within your property. The

Environmental

POTABLE WATER

  Potable water is classed as drinking water.   For those properties that are connected to a mains water supply,

EPC CERTIFICATES

Energy Performance certificates (EPC) are required for each sale of a property within the UK. Properties that are exempt are:

SMOKING

  A small number of properties will allow smoking or vaping within all or part of the property.  Most properties

Fire Safety

GAS SAFETY 

  It is a legal requirement that all gas appliances used within short term let accommodation within the UK are

CANDLES 

  Candles certainly add to the atmosphere within a property, however you should consider within your Fire Risk Assessment if

FIRE EMERGENCY LIGHTING 

  Within the relevant guidance for your location, it will state the type of emergency lighting to be provided.  

FIREWORKS 

  You should also seek advice from your local authority and fire service to identify whether fireworks are permitted on

BBQ SAFETY

  We are following the advice from the Fire Service regarding BBQ Safety.   If you are going to provide

COAL FIRES

  Coal fires certainly give a property a warm homely feel.  However, it’s important that they are used and serviced

CHIMNEY SWEEP

  If you have an open fire in your property, then it will require sweeping dependent on the use.  As

FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM 

  Legislation  At present, within Wales, there is a requirement for all new and converted properties to fit a fire

FIRE OFFICERS 

  Please make sure that you have read the section headed Fire Risk Assessment. Fire Officers are responsible for the

WOOD BURNERS

  Wood burners certainly give a property a warm homely feel.  However, it’s important that they are installed and serviced

FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT 

A Fire Risk Assessment is a document which the property owner is responsible for. For all properties that accept ‘paying

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS 

  Within the relevant guidance for your location, it may state that fire extinguishers need to be provided.    

CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS 

  Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless, tasteless and poisonous gas which is dangerous and can be produced by

FIRE DETECTORS 

  Within the relevant guidance for your location, it will state the type of fire detection to be provided.  

Food safety 

ALCOHOL AND DRUGS 

  If you decide to leave your guests any alcohol for their consumption, then it is strongly recommended that this

PROVISION OF FOOD 

  Within your property you may leave week to week food items for your guests to use. Food items are

Furniture and furnishings

WINDOW BLINDS SAFETY 

  We are following the advice from ROSPA regarding window blind safety.     The best course of action for

FURNITURE

  The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988 (amended 1989 and 1993) states that for fire safety reasons furniture

CHILDREN PLAY EQUIPMENT

  If space allows at your property, you may consider having equipment for children to play with.   ROSPA provide

RUGS

  Within your property, rugs can add to the homely feel to a property, but they can easily cause a

RUBBER BATH MATS

  Slips, trips and falls are the number 1 hazard within the home and using the shower or bath contributes

BED BUGS

  Bed bugs if present are small insects that can cause bites and itching and can live in bedroom furniture,

Heating and cooking

CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS 

  Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless, tasteless and poisonous gas which is dangerous and can be produced by

WOOD BURNERS

  Wood burners certainly give a property a warm homely feel.  However, it’s important that they are installed and serviced

CHIMNEY SWEEP

  If you have an open fire in your property, then it will require sweeping dependent on the use.  As

BBQ SAFETY

  We are following the advice from the Fire Service regarding BBQ Safety.   If you are going to provide

Housekeeping and maintenance

FIRST AID 

  Within your property you will need to have a first aid pack available.  The size of the pack will

Corona-virus and FOGGING

Any holiday home owner or business offering FOGGING as a service to eliminate the Covid-19 virus must follow the guidance

DOGS 

  Allowing owners to bring their dogs to your property if suitable is certainly a way of boosting income. If

ACCIDENTS 

  On occasions, guests may have accidents within your property.  A first aid kit should be available which should be

CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS 

  Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless, tasteless and poisonous gas which is dangerous and can be produced by

CLEANING AND HOUSEKEEPING

  Excellent housekeeping is a must within your property.  If it’s not clean then expect lots of complaints.  Work with

CONTRACTORS 

  Maintenance of a property is vital to ensure that you are giving your guests a perfect stay.  Guests have

GLASS AND GLAZING 

  Properties built under the current building regulations are likely to have safety glass in place.  You can normally identify

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS 

  Within the relevant guidance for your location, it may state that fire extinguishers need to be provided.    

Legislation

Corona-virus and FOGGING

Any holiday home owner or business offering FOGGING as a service to eliminate the Covid-19 virus must follow the guidance

GLASS AND GLAZING 

  Properties built under the current building regulations are likely to have safety glass in place.  You can normally identify

COAL FIRES

  Coal fires certainly give a property a warm homely feel.  However, it’s important that they are used and serviced

FIRST AID 

  Within your property you will need to have a first aid pack available.  The size of the pack will

FIRE OFFICERS 

  Please make sure that you have read the section headed Fire Risk Assessment. Fire Officers are responsible for the

GAS SAFETY 

  It is a legal requirement that all gas appliances used within short term let accommodation within the UK are

INSURANCE

  Your property will need to be properly insured.   Domestic building and contents insurance is unlikely to cover running

SMOKING

  A small number of properties will allow smoking or vaping within all or part of the property.  Most properties

HOT TUBS (SCANDINAVIAN STYLE)

Wood fired (Scandinavian style) hot tubs could be very popular for your property especially as they photograph well and look

EPC CERTIFICATES

Energy Performance certificates (EPC) are required for each sale of a property within the UK. Properties that are exempt are:

FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM 

  Legislation  At present, within Wales, there is a requirement for all new and converted properties to fit a fire

RISK ASSESSMENT

Within your property, there may be occasions when you need to carry out a risk assessment. Risk assessments can be

FIREWORKS 

  You should also seek advice from your local authority and fire service to identify whether fireworks are permitted on

ACCIDENTS 

  On occasions, guests may have accidents within your property.  A first aid kit should be available which should be

ASBESTOS 

  Asbestos can be found in properties built or refurbished before 2000.  In good condition, asbestos does not present a

Leisure

FIREWORKS 

  You should also seek advice from your local authority and fire service to identify whether fireworks are permitted on

HOT TUBS (SCANDINAVIAN STYLE)

Wood fired (Scandinavian style) hot tubs could be very popular for your property especially as they photograph well and look

HOT TUBS 

  Hot tubs offer an amazing way to help your guests enjoy a chilled and relaxing break.  If they are

CARAVANS 

  Caravans can provide the perfect setting for your guests.   As it is normally an enclosed space with reliance

SAUNA AND STEAM ROOMS

Saunas and steam rooms will certainly add value to your property and guests will love the opportunity to relax and

SWIMMING POOLS

  Swimming pools offer an amazing way to help your guests enjoy a chilled and relaxing break.  If they are

Slips, trips and falls 

RUBBER BATH MATS

  Slips, trips and falls are the number 1 hazard within the home and using the shower or bath contributes

RUGS

  Within your property, rugs can add to the homely feel to a property, but they can easily cause a

STAIRS SAFETY

The number 1 reason for injuries in the home is due to slips, trips and falls.  So, using steps, stairs

ACCIDENTS 

  On occasions, guests may have accidents within your property.  A first aid kit should be available which should be

Water supply

SAUNA AND STEAM ROOMS

Saunas and steam rooms will certainly add value to your property and guests will love the opportunity to relax and

HOT TUBS (SCANDINAVIAN STYLE)

Wood fired (Scandinavian style) hot tubs could be very popular for your property especially as they photograph well and look

POTABLE WATER

  Potable water is classed as drinking water.   For those properties that are connected to a mains water supply,

PRIVATE WATER SUPPLIES 

  For those properties that are not connected to a mains water supply, there is legislation that covers private water