Fitness for Human Habitation: A guide for landlords

Fitness for Human Habitation (FFHH) act guide for landlords

Making the properties safe, healthy, and comfortable for living should be the goal of every good landlord.

In the UK, the process is also covered legally by the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) act. It came into force in 2019, and besides giving more rights to tenants, it was also highly supported by landlords’ associations, too.

So, what criteria do landlords have to meet? What is defined as uninhabitable living conditions? What are the penalties if a property doesn’t comply? And how to effectively inspect flats and houses to make them ready for tenants?

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Support your field technicians more flexibly as Houston is now available on new devices in Resco Autumn Update

Resco Houston visualization on desktop device

In the field of Innovations, Resco’s Autumn Update 2020 brings several improvements in the remote assistance tool Resco Houston. Now, guiding your field workers, remote collaboration of teams, or onboarding of new employees become even more accessible and flexible.

The latest Houston update extends support to different devices, increases accuracy, simplifies the set up in Woodford, and provides further options for collecting valuable data. So you can speed up the repair process by sharing the company knowledge effectively. Let’s look into these innovations in more detail

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How to work with forms in Woodford [Guide]

To take full advantage of customization in Woodford, admins and project managers need to fully understand the possibilities of forms. This component creates a base for all other customization options and is often one of the most essential parts of the app.

Let’s have a closer look at how to work with forms in Resco’s customization tool Woodford. We will showcase an example on one of the Resco apps – City Smart Services – and provide you with practical tips and tricks on how to take full advantage of the form component.

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What is 6S in manufacturing? The meaning, benefits, and recommendations

A manufacturer overview the process of 6S implementation in manufacturing factory

The 6S lean management originates from methodology created by Toyota Production System between the years of 1948 and 1975. This procedure enabled the Japanese company to produce higher quality products faster with less waste and inventory than the competitors.

While the fundamentals of 6S management were created decades ago, the benefits of the methodology persist even in today’s conditions. So, what are the core principles of the 6S in manufacturing?

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Customizing your Resco app with iFrames: How to do it? [Guide]

Mockup of resco city smart services app

iFrames are important user interface components in Resco’s mobile software. With them, developers can design even more user-friendly, intuitive, and visually pleasing apps. If you’re building your solution on Resco technology, you can see how to leverage iFrames in this guide. We’ve taken a closer look at one of our own apps – City Smart Services – and picked practical tips on how to approach some of the various UI and UX challenges.

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Lockout/tagout (LOTO) procedure: 10 straightforward steps to begin with

Lockout-tagout (LOTO) or lock and tag is a safety procedure which is used in industry and research settings to ensure that dangerous machines are properly shut off and not able to be started up again prior to the completion of maintenance or servicing work.

Lockout/tagout procedure (often labeled as “LOTO procedure” or “lockout/tagout”) is one of the top ten most frequently cited standards by the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). That means, LOTO standards compliance is often inspected and controlled by OSHA and eventually may result in hefty fines for companies that do not meet the policy.

And it’s not a surprise. Properly implemented lockout/tagout programs can prevent many injuries, illnesses, and even deaths occurring in workplaces. So, what does the lockout/tagout program include and how to start with its implementation? We looked at the official materials from OSHA and CDC to bring a detailed overview to everyone interested in the topic.

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The Tenant Move-in & Out checklist [Free and ready-to-use template]

Move-in-&-move-out-checklist in Resco Inspections blog Title image

If you are a home inspection professional, landlord, or property manager, you know that proper facility inspections are necessary for a smooth rental, property sale, or law compliance. It provides verified data for all participants of the contract and ensures all parties are aware of the pre-rental or pre-sale condition of the property.

In this blog, you can learn about how to download, customize, and start utilizing the ready-to-use move-in move-out form in Resco Inspections. By making the whole process digital, on-site professionals can complete inspections quicker, managers get real-time field information, and customers can immediately view standardized reports, helping them to resolve possible future disputes.

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The Preventive Equipment Maintenance checklist [Free and ready-to-use template]

Equipment maintenance checklist - Resco Inspections

Machines and equipment malfunctions are scary and expensive issues. The consequences often lead to unexpected machine downtimes, prolonged repairs, higher service costs, interrupted production runs, or elevated expenses for spare parts. So, what is the way to fight them?

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Fix issues faster and work more effectively with the new advanced AR video calls

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Did you ever find yourself in a situation where you didn’t know how to deal with a problem? In a situation where you looked for a solution ‘for hours’ and you just couldn’t find any? And then one call to the right person solved everything in a minute. That’s the advantage that calls and video calls bring to our work lives – we can find solutions easier with experts available remotely. And that’s why Resco is making video calls even more advanced now.

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How to make an app with Resco MxDP platform – City Smart Services example

How to build an app - Resco MxDP and City Smart Services App

In 2018, our team came up with an idea to help municipalities with providing better services and enabling them to further connect with citizens. We aimed to find a way how to deliver people more information about what their municipality does and what its plans are – increasing the transparency, availability, and comfort of public services.

That’s where the idea of the City Smart Services app was born. To turn it into an actual product, we established a dedicated team focused on creating a mobile solution on the Resco MxDP platform. Let’s see how this process evolved and how you can design an app with our development platform.

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