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Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Housing

What we do

The Environmental Health Team undertakes a wide range of statutory functions including the inspection of food outlets and food sampling, the team also carries out inspections of non-industrial workplaces, infectious disease cases, public health risks, emissions of air pollutants and the control of noise, both domestic and industrial.

Business Regulations

Gain experience in:-

  • Food hygiene inspections
  • Food complaint investigations
  • Supporting new businesses
  • Infectious disease investigations
  • Occupational health and safety inspections
  • Accident investigations
  • Food and health and safety project work

Environmental protection

Gain experience in:-

  • Fly tipping investigations
  • Statutory nuisance investigations
  • Pest control
  • Permitted process inspections
  • Air quality review and assessment
  • Contaminated land investigation
  • Requests for environmental information
  • Domestic noise investigation
  • Smoke pollution investigation
  • Using monitoring equipment
  • Animal health and welfare

Trading Standards

You can learn how to:-

  • Test/Calibrate weighing and measuring equipment
  • Provide consumer advice to local residents
  • Conduct food standards inspections of relevant businesses
  • Investigate criminal complaints made by consumers/businesses
  • Provide business advice to local companies as part of the Primary Authority Scheme
  • Deal with the provision/maintenance of licences to certain businesses within the borough

Housing

Gain experience in:-

  • Undertaking property inspections
  • Statutory nuisance investigations
  • Fire safety within properties
  • Housing enforcement legislation
  • Advising on planning applications
  • Dealing with empty properties
  • Inspecting houses in multiple occupation
  • Offering advice and guidance in relation to damp and mould growth issues
  • Operating a triage system