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Partnership promotes health and safety excellence


Published by Craig Downs for Cestria Community Housing in Housing and also in Communities, Health

Two North East housing associations have joined forces to provide a first class health and safety service to its staff and tenants.

Through the partnership, homes and communities organisation, livin, based in Spennymoor will provide health and safety services to Cestria Community Housing, in Chester-le-Street.

The partnership is already improving health and safety services at Cestria who are benefitting from the expertise of livin’s health and safety team, whilst offering value for money to both organisations.

Andrew Traynor, head of governance and legal services, for livin, said: “We have worked hard to establish a first class health and safety service in-house and we are delighted to be working with Cestria to extend this service to their organisation.

“Across the sector, organisations are looking for ways to provide value for money whilst ensuring the services provided to tenants are of a high standard.”

livin is providing Cestria with a robust health and safety advisory service from routine inspections to major incident support and advice.

Cestria’s head of corporate service Christine Scott said: “Health and safety is already very much embedded in our culture, with our managers taking ownership of health and safety with their service areas.

“However, we felt that by accessing additional support, we could provide an even better service to our tenants.

“We knew that livin had an excellent health and safety team and this new partnership means we now have access to their expertise and advice and can share best practice.

“We see this kind of partnership working as a really effective way of providing an excellent service while at the same time strengthening our links with other local housing associations.”


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