Health & Safety

A safe environment right across your development and throughout its lifecycle is non-negotiable: for residents, for visitors, for our people and for our contractors to work in. Our safety and environmental management systems are four-star rated by the British Safety Council and are benchmarked against best-in-class industry standards.

No ifs, no buts. We follow the legislative requirements that apply to all aspects of Health & Safety within residential property management, including:

  • Landlord and Tenant Acts 1985/1987
  • Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
  • Equalities Act 2010
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

“FirstPort provides … excellent, engaged and involved site development and client management teams have good documented work procedures and systems to control identified high-risk areas, processes and activities. The senior management teams provide good leadership, making a positive impact on the safety culture”.
- British Safety Council Audit Report
Our Property Managers, Area Managers and Development Managers ensure that all risk assessments are carried out and that we implement all health and safety recommendations. These typically include: fire risk assessments, Asbestos Register compliance, Legionella risk assessment, five year electrical testing and portable appliance testing (PAT). We also advise leaseholders on issues that might arise from new regulations or legislation – for instance with gas safety.