SFHA updates health & safety and practical governance advice briefings



The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations has updated its COVID-19 briefings on health & safety and practical governance advice.

The health & safety briefing covers the following topics:

  • General health and safety advice related to COVID-19
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Face coverings
  • Safe access to property – carrying out checks and repairs, including gas safety
  • Essential visits – engaging with tenants
  • Close cleaning
  • When to deep clean a property
  • Tenant safety in communal areas
  • Fire safety
  • Housing support services

Version eight updated yesterday covers:

  • Updates to useful links on (p2)
  • Additional information on face coverings (p4)
  • Safe access to properties updated to reflect Phase 3 guidance (p5)
  • Section on gas safety checks updated (p5)
  • Guidance on accessing void properties updated (p8)
  • Construction and maintenance section updated to reflect Phase 4 guidance (p9)
  • Additional links to CICV Forum resources (p9)
  • Additional information on home visits (p10)

The health & safety briefing is available here.

The practical governance advice briefing covers the following topics:

  • Annual General Meetings (AGMs)
  • Governing Body Meetings
  • Business Continuity
  • Legal/Regulatory Obligations
  • Business Continuity Update Template
  • AGM Frequently Asked Questions

Published yesterday, the latest version contains new information on:

  • Practical guidance for holding a virtual AGM this year
  • COVID-19 considerations relating to existing SFHA governance guidance
  • The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020

The practical governance advice briefing is available here.

  • Read all of our articles relating to COVID-19 here.

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