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Housing Association slammed by regulator over fire safety

Regulatory notice


Tower Hamlets Community Housing Association (TCHA) has been given a “regulatory notice” by the social housing regulator becuase of a failure to adress fire safety issues.


A THCH spokesperson said it had “immediately put in place a recovery plan around fire assessment”.  In May TCHA admitted to the regulator that it had failed to implement a number of actions resulting from Fire Risk Assessments.


The action of the regulator at the HCA is very damaging to TCHA’s reputation but, of course, the consequences if a fire had taken place could have been tragic. 


Important lessons


There are important lessons, Unite reps and Unite health and safety reps may wish to draw their management’s attention to this case and encourage employers to work positively with us on health and safety.   There is a wealth of material available to support reps on health and safety including this guide


Click on download below to read the HCA regulatory notice.  The associations response is here.



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