The client

Rooftop Housing Group is a provider of affordable homes and services in towns and villages throughout Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. It specialises in family homes but also provides extra care housing, supported housing, accommodation for Key Workers. It also has homes for sale through shared ownership or outright sale.

The work

Eton Environmental Group has been carrying out asbestos surveying work on behalf og Rooftop Housing Group since 2007. With over 6,000 properties, some of which were built in the early 1900s, the housing association assessed the risk from asbestos by undertaking regular surveys of its stock to determine if any asbestos containing materials may be present and if action was needed to manage the asbestos.
Over the last eight years Eton Environmental Group surveyors have carried out thousands of management and refurbishment asbestos surveys to properties owned by Rooftop.

We have also provided the organisation with several asbestos awareness training sessions to ensure staff who may come across asbestos in their day to day work are aware of the different types of asbestos, where it can commonly be found and what steps they need to take to manage any risk to their customers.

The client’s view:

Jean Robinson, Programme Delivery Officer at Rooftop Housing Group, said:

“As a social landlord we have a duty of responsibility to our customers and this includes ensuring we know everything about the properties they live in.

“With many older properties in our stock we needed an experienced company who could conduct asbestos surveys and recommend/oversee any action that needed to be taken to manage or remove any asbestos containing materials.

“This is particularly important when we carry out maintenance/refurbishment work on our properties to ensure they continue to meet the national Decent Homes Standard.

“We chose Eton Environmental because of their track record of working with other social housing providers and their service has been exceptional.

“Through their work, and the asbestos awareness training they have provided to staff, we now have a much better understanding of asbestos and how it should be managed.”