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Keeping you safe
Keeping you safe within your home is a key priority for North Star.
We have a dedicated Compliance Team who work closely with our specialist contractors to ensure all necessary services, inspections and repairs to your home are completed in line legislation and best practice.
Emma Speight (Executive Director of Assets and Growth) has overall responsibility for ensuring North Star comply with all our Health and Safety requirements.
We must complete a gas safety check once a year for all homes with a gas meter or gas supply. This ensure that we are able to keep you and those that live with you safe from gas or carbon monoxide leaks.
We check all electrical wiring before you move into your home. We will test the electrical installation in your home every five years to make sure it is safe.
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There is a risk of bacteria, such as legionella, growing in your water system but there are things you can do to reduce the risk.
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All our buildings with communal spaces will have Fire Risk Assessments completed on an annual basis.
All buildings will have fire detection systems installed within the communal areas and where appropriate emergency lighting.
Each flat which is accessed by a communal entrance will also have smoke and heat detectors within the property.
All of our buildings will have heat detectors in the kitchen and smoke detectors with the entrance hallway and each landing.
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Asbestos can be dangerous if moved or damaged. You must contact your Housing Officer before you do any DIY in your home.
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We service lifts within our communal spaces every three months and lifts within a persons home at least every 12 months.
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