Four local authorities have turned to Propeller Powered to overhaul their housing safety compliance processes.
In partnership with specialist consultancy, Manifest, Propeller is providing its Compliance Rescue Service to help the councils meet regulatory standards, including more rigorous rules outlined in the Social Housing Regulation Act.
After receiving Royal Assent on 20 July 2023, the Act will see the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) carry out regular and stringent inspections of social landlords. Safety and transparency will be brought into sharp focus and the RSH given stronger powers to hold landlords to account.
Combining cloud-based software and strategic advice, the Compliance Rescue Service assesses and improves processes across all compliance areas, including damp and mould, and fire doors. Existing data, including latest inspection schedules and associated documentation, is assimilated for each property.
Using Propeller’s software, this information is fed into an interactive compliance dashboard, which digitally analyses data and instantly identifies any gaps such as overdue or missing safety checks. Details of future safety checks can also be automatically fed into the dashboard and compliance recorded.
Following training provided by Propeller, housing providers can quickly and easily update the dashboard and use this data for reporting to the Regulator. The number of checks being carried out, and the level of compliance across each area, can be viewed and monitored using this tool.
The impact of the Compliance Rescue Service can be seen within as little as six months and is currently benefiting local authorities located across the UK.
About Propeller Powered
Propeller provides cloud-based workforce management and compliance solutions to both contractors and landlords empowering them to drive key performance, maintain safer homes and achieve peace of mind on property compliance. Propeller is also the first software company in the UK to be certified carbon-neutral by ClimatePartner.
Established in 2012, Manifest is a specialist housing and IT consultancy, focused on supporting housing associations and local authorities.
We’re a small team of dedicated specialists who pride ourselves on providing real benefits to the organisations we work with. We develop lasting relationships with our clients because we take the time to get to know you, so we can provide honest and expert advice.
Everyone at Manifest is passionate about what we do. We all have extensive in-house experience and choose to work in social housing because we firmly believe in the real difference that the sector makes to residents’ lives.