A Physiological Requirements
1. Damp and mould growth
Exposure to house dust mites, damp, mould or fungal growths
2. Excess cold
Exposure to low temperatures
3. Excess heat
Exposure to high temperatures.
4. Asbestos (and manufactured mineral fibres)
Exposure to asbestos fibres or manufactured mineral fibres.
Exposure to chemicals used to treat timber and mould growth
6. Carbon monoxide and fuel combustion products
(a) carbon monoxide;
(b) nitrogen dioxide;
(c) sulphur dioxide and smoke.
The ingestion of lead.
Exposure to radiation.
9. Uncombusted fuel gas
Exposure to uncombusted fuel gas.
10. Volatile Organic Compounds
Exposure to volatile organic compounds such as paints, glues and solvents
B Psychological Requirements
11. Crowding & space
A lack of adequate space for living and sleeping.
12. Entry by intruders
Difficulties in keeping the dwelling secure against unauthorised entry.
A lack of adequate lighting.
Exposure to noise.
C Protection Against Infection
15. Domestic hygiene, Pests and Refuse
- Poor design, layout or construction which means that the dwelling cannot be easily cleaned.
- Exposure to pests
- An inadequate provision for the hygienic storage and disposal of household waste.
16. Food Safety
An inadequate provision of facilities for the storage, preparation and cooking of food.
17. Personal hygiene, Sanitation and Drainage
An inadequate provision of facilities for maintaining good personal hygiene; and/or sanitation and drainage.
18. Water supply
An inadequate supply of water free from contamination, for drinking and other domestic purposes.
D Protection against Accidents
19. Falls associated with toilets, baths, showers or other washing facilities.
20. Falling on level surfaces
Falling on any level surface or falling between surfaces where the change in level is less than 300 millimetres.
21. Falling on stairs
Falling on stairs, steps or ramps where the change in level is 300 millimetres or more
22. Falling between levels
Falling between levels where the difference in levels is 300 millimetres or more.
23. Electrical hazards
Shock and burns as a result of exposure to electricity
Exposure to uncontrolled fire and associated smoke
25. Flames, Hot surfaces
Contact with controlled fire or flames; and or hot objects, liquid or vapours
26. Collision and entrapment
Collision with, or entrapment of body parts in doors, windows or other architectural features.
An explosion at the dwelling
28. Position and operability of amenities etc.
The position, location and operability of amenities, fittings and equipment.
29. Structural collapse and falling elements
The collapse of the whole or part of the dwelling.