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I think it would be fair to say that nobody would expect to find a Health and Safety inspection taking place inside their own private house (principal private residence).
Similarly, just as your own private garden is not a building site, I cannot imagine a situation where H&S would ever inspect / advise / impose conditions on you and your private garden environment.
Would folks agree on this basic premise (with an emphasis on the fact it is private space and not a commercial environment)?
I post this question because in the last 3 years, after 15 years of peace and quiet, the managing agent at our London block of flats has started implementing H&S inspections and reports on the communal areas and our garden.
They have advised that our fish ponds should be filled in !
With this and so many more text book H&S cliches being banded around, all of a sudden I find my private home environment being ruled over as if it was a full blow construction site.
What’s next ? Resident being refused entry to the garden unless they wear steel toe capped boots and a high vis ?
Given that we had 15 years where this was never a problem, and all of a sudden it is becoming a problem, I was wondering if any folks here had thoughts on when H&S can move from commercial space to private space and – in a nut shell, how we can carry on as per the last 15 years with a
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