Safety at home

It’s important that you feel safe, secure and settled in your home.

On this page, you can find advice, information and guidance on how to reduce risks and how we can help.


Asbestos was a popular building material in homes for many years, but damaged asbestos can be harmful. Our asbestos handbook contains:

  • Information about the different types of asbestos.
  • Where you might find asbestos in your home.
  • How we reduce asbestos risks, and what you can do to stay safe.

Download Asbestos in the home handbook


If you have any concerns about asbestos in your home, please email or call us on 0114 2900 200.

Water safety

A clean water supply is vital to our health and wellbeing. However, most water systems contain bacteria and other organisms, and if these are allowed to multiply they can cause people to become ill. You may have heard of the most common and high-risk bacteria called Legionella.

Our handbook contains information about Legionella, and how to prevent outbreaks in your home.