Inquests: safety & learning for the housing sector

Last year the Grenfell Tower tragedy put safety in social housing back in the news. Whilst attending an inquest will be a rare occurrence for a housing manager, some deaths in private or social housing may lead to an inquest, not only those relating to house fires. Inquests have been held in respect of deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning from faulty boilers; a child trapping its head in a faulty lift and suicide following harassment by a neighbour.