'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:
ؠ Disease control, including immunisation services, notifiable disease investigations and public health risk activities;
ؠ Food surveillance;
ؠ Maintenance of appropriate standards for public-use buildings (Place of Assembly);
ؠ Health education and promotion;
ؠ Potable water quality monitoring and remediation; and
ؠ 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.