Main safety considerations for holiday cottage owners

1 Insurers notified that property will be let to guests and suitable policy in place? Yes/No
2

Fire Risk Assessment carried out, documented and all Significant Findings implemented?

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Yes/No
3

All gas appliances serviced and checked by a Gas Safe Engineer?

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Yes/No
4

All oil or solid fuel heating appliances serviced?

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Yes/No
5

Fixed Wiring Inspected and passed as satisfactory?

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Yes/No
6

Portable Appliance Testing completed?

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Yes/No
7

Carbon Monoxide Risks considered and alarms fitted where required?

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Yes/No
8

All paths and steps in good condition and free from tripping or slipping hazards?

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Yes/No
9

Are there any dangerous drops in the garden that need fencing?

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Yes/No
10

All bleaches and other dangerous chemicals stored out of children's reach?

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Yes/No

 

A printable PDF version of this Checklist is available in the Useful Documents

Please note: this list is not exhaustive but covers the main safety areas for typical self-catering holiday accommodation in England and Wales. If you have a property with, for example, a swimming pool or another hazard not listed above then you must take steps to control the risks.