‘Environmental Health’ considers the inter-relationships between people’s health and their environment (the place in which they live). The Environmental Health Officer is the principal practitioner in this field.
The main functions in environmental health are:
- Disease control, including immunisation services, notifiable disease investigations and public health risk activities;
- Food Safety and Registration of Food Businesses
- Place of Assembly for Outdoor Public Events
- Health Education and Promotion;
- Water Quality
- Maintenance of acceptable public health standards for public and private cemeteries, including single burial ground.
The principle statutes are the Public Health Act 1997 and the Food Act 2003.