Environmental Health Officer

For well over 100 years in Scotland, Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) and their predecessors have been employed to look after the health of the public.

In the early days poor and overcrowded housing, polluted water supplies, and adulterated or contaminated food were the source of much disease and ill health. In 1897, the passing of the Public Health (Scotland) Act gave wide powers to the then Sanitary Inspector to take action to improve conditions for the people of Scotland.

The work of the EHO has evolved from these days and the information available through clicking on the menu buttons will tell you about the work EHOs do and how to join the Profession.

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