This hazard covers hazards associated with lack of space within the dwelling for living, sleeping and normal family/household life.
Deficiencies with space and crowding can increase the risks associated with a number of other hazards. The risk of domestic accidents is greater where there is insufficient space for the occupants. Small kitchens also increase the risk of accidents. Where people and their belongings and furniture are crowded together, it may not be possible to keep circulation space or functional space around appliances clear.
Vulnerable Group: All ages
Defects & Justifications
Living area - lack of living area of an adequate size for the household or potential household.
Kitchen area - lack of a separate kitchen area of adequate size.
Personal washing area - lack of a separate, or an appropriately sited, or sized personal washing area.
Washing area door - no door to the personal washing area or lock on door or glazed door.
Sanitary accommodation - lack of separate, or an appropriately sited or sized, sanitary accommodation compartment.
Sanitary accommodation door - no door to the sanitary accommodation compartment.
Number of bedrooms - inadequate number of bedrooms for the household or potential household.