HHSRS - ABBE certificate in Housing Health & Safety Rating Systems - Full award


The Housing Health & Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is a Government published risk based evaluation tool. It is designed to assist housing associations and local authorities in identifying potential health and safety hazards from deficiencies in their residential properties, as well as offering protection against them.


All social landlords are expected to adhere to the HHSRS when carrying out inspections their housing stock. As such it is fundamentally important that their staff are familiar with the HHSRS and are up to date with their knowledge of it. 


The HHSRS qualification that Upkeep offer is accredited by ABBE (Award Body of the Built Environment). The course takes place over two days and at the end of it you will have a qualification that is recognised nationally. This confirms that you have demonstrated that you are competent in carrying out the assessment of housing stock using the HHSRS. 



What the course covers

Day 1

  • Introducing the Housing Health & Safety Rating System

  • Main points of the HHSRS

  • Why properties fail the HHSRS

  • Inspecting properties using the HHSRS

  • Practical work – identifying deficiencies

  • Linking deficiencies to hazards

  • Assessing the likelihood of harm

  • Calculating the hazard score

  • Case studies and examples.


Between Day 1 and Day 2 of the course practical work - Identifying Deficiencies - is carried out by participants, demonstrating their understanding of Day 1’s programme. This is submitted for marking ahead of Day 2. We recommend that you allow oe moth in between attending Day 1 and Day 2.  


Day 2

  •  Linking deficiencies to hazards

  •  Assessing the likelihood of harm

  • Calculating the hazard score 

  • Case studies and examples


Who should attend

Our course is for anyone who assesses properties using the HHSRS. It is ideal for housing officers or managers, estate managers, environmental health officers or private building managers. It is also for managers who need to supervise staff who are assessing properties.


Length of course

2 days - 9.30am to 4.30pm



In house at your premises or see our calendar for public courses



£630 for the full qualification (2 days), or for groups of 8 or more, please enquire about an in-house course



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HHSRS - ABBE certificate in Housing Health & Safety Rating Systems - Full award

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Upkeep’s courses have been developed by, and with industry experts.


All of our tutors have current or recent professional industry experience which means that you are learning from professionals with a great level of experience and skills.


We currently hold all of our scheduled courses in London, but are planning to start delivery in the midlands.


If you can’t make it to London, we can come to you with a bespoke training package tailored to meet your needs and those of your organisation. Get in touch at or give us a call on 0208 123 0804.

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