The Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014 creates a new, simplified statutory framework for tribunals in Scotland, bringing existing tribunal jurisdictions together and providing a structure for new jurisdictions. The Act creates two new tribunals, the First-Tier Tribunal for Scotland and the Upper Tribunal for Scotland, known collectively as the Scottish Tribunals. The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland invites applications from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointment to the First-Tier Tribunal for Scotland, Housing and Property Chamber.
On 24 January 2017, Jackie McCabe, Director of Training was invited to Cornton Vale Prison to meet with some inmates who had recently completed the REHIS Elementary Cooking Skills certificate.
The REHIS Elementary Cooking Skills course was launched back in 2013 and is now delivered in an ever-growing number of centres throughout Scotland. The course aims to provide participants with basic cooking skills with the aim of increasing their confidence, skills and knowledge.
REHIS is delighted to announce the signing of a new joint award between the Institute and Clyde Valley Learning and Development Group.
The Clyde Valley Learning and Development Group comprises of eight local authorities located in West Central Scotland. This Group share economies of scale to gain best practice in the field of learning and development by identifying opportunities to share learning and achieve best value for all member councils.
The REHIS Annual Presenters Update Seminar for Food and Health & Cooking Skills Presenters - Thursday 11 May 2017 - morning only.
A full programme will become available prior to the event. Registration opens in March 2017 - Venue to be confirmed.
The REHIS Annual Presenters Update Seminar for Food Hygiene and Health and Safety Presenters - Wednesday 4 October 2017 - all day.
A full programme will become available prior to the event. Registration opens in July 2017 - Venue to be confirmed.
The Institute is delighted to announce a new Joint Award in Hoarding Practice for professionals who could encounter hoarding disorder or chronic disorganisation in the course of their work. Hoarding disorder was recently classified as a distinct mental health condition and until now there has been no accredited training provision in the UK for professionals who are supporting individuals affected by this condition. Approximately 4-6% of the population are affected by hoarding issues.
The REHIS website has been revamped and re-launched. It has a fresh new look, contains additional features and provides an enhanced service to REHIS Approved Training Centres. A big thank you to Jackie McCabe, Director of Training, for her input throughout the process and to Richard Carter and his colleagues at Peacock Carter Ltd for their professionalism and active support throughout the revamp process.
Photo caption: Primary 6 pupils from Blacklands Primary School celebrate their success World Environmental Health Day 2016 In support of the Federation’s World Environmental Health Day 2016 celebrations The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland launched a competition for Scottish primary schools and invited Primary 6 pupils at these schools to demonstrate what 10 years of a smoke-free Scotland means to them as 10 year olds. The winning entry, a short video, was submitted by Blacklands Primary School, Kilwinning.
REHIS is pleased to announce a new Joint Award with WasteSwitch Ltd, a Waste Management Training and Consultancy firm based in Livingston, West Lothian. WasteSwitch was established by its directors, Mr Steven Kiakowski and Mr Colin Grieve in order to provide an accredited training solution in response to the substantial increased focus and enforcement of the Waste Disposal regulation and legislation on all businesses within Scotland.
The annual liaison meeting with the Environmental Health Association of Ireland was hosted in Edinburgh in August. Professor Kofi Aidoo, REHIS President, chaired the meeting. Discussions covered a wide range of topics of mutual interest including organisational developments and updates, educational and training developments both professional and community, public health alcohol legislation in Ireland and the Irish EHO contribution, smoking areas in licensed premises, and the use of lobbying and media/social media in effective public health advocacy.
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