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The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (Wales) Regulations 2006

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Regulation 3(1)

SCHEDULE 1Matters and Circumstances

Damp and mould growth

1.  Exposure to house dust mites, damp, mould or fungal growths.

Excess cold

2.  Exposure to low temperatures.

Excess heat

3.  Exposure to high temperatures.

Asbestos and MMF

4.  Exposure to asbestos fibres or manufactured mineral fibres.

Biocides

5.  Exposure to chemicals used to treat timber and mould growth.

Carbon monoxide and fuel combustion products

6.  Exposure to—

(a)carbon monoxide;

(b)nitrogen dioxide;

(c)sulphur dioxide and smoke.

Lead

7.  The ingestion of lead.

Radiation

8.  Exposure to radiation.

Uncombusted fuel gas

9.  Exposure to uncombusted fuel gas.

Volatile organic compounds

10.  Exposure to volatile organic compounds.

Crowding and space

11.  A lack of adequate space for living and sleeping.

Entry by intruders

12.  Difficulties in keeping the dwelling or HMO secure against unauthorised entry.

Lighting

13.  A lack of adequate lighting.

Noise

14.  Exposure to noise.

Domestic hygiene, pests and refuse

15.—(1) Poor design, layout or construction such that the dwelling or HMO cannot readily be kept clean.

(2) Exposure to pests.

(3) An inadequate provision for the hygienic storage and disposal of household waste.

Food safety

16.  An inadequate provision of facilities for the storage, preparation and cooking of food.

Personal hygiene, sanitation and drainage

17.  An inadequate provision of—

(a)facilities for maintaining good personal hygiene;

(b)sanitation and drainage.

Water supply

18.  An inadequate supply of water free from contamination, for drinking and other domestic purposes.

Falls associated with baths etc

19.  Falls associated with toilets, baths, showers or other washing facilities.

Falling on level surfaces etc

20.  Falling on any level surface or falling between surfaces where the change in level is less than 300 millimetres.

Falling on stairs etc

21.  Falling on stairs, steps or ramps where the change in level is 300 millimetres or more.

Falling between levels

22.  Falling between levels where the difference in levels is 300 millimetres or more.

Electrical hazards

23.  Exposure to electricity.

Fire

24.  Exposure to uncontrolled fire and associated smoke.

Flames, hot surfaces etc

25.  Contact with—

(a)controlled fire or flames;

(b)hot objects, liquid or vapours.

Collision and entrapment

26.  Collision with, or entrapment of body parts in, doors, windows or other architectural features.

Explosions

27.  An explosion at the dwelling or HMO.

Position and operability of amenities etc

28.  The position, location and operability of amenities, fittings and equipment.

Structural collapse and falling elements

29.  The collapse of the whole or part of the dwelling or HMO.

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