A big thank you to all the delegates, speakers, session chairmen, guests and staff for making this year’s Annual Conference such a success. We heard twenty excellent papers, were honoured to have Michael Matheson MSP Minister of Public Health with us to deliver his Ministerial Address, raised £500.00 for the Famine Relief for Orphans in Malawi charity and celebrated 30 years of partnership with Highfield.co.uk Limited.
REHIS is seeking a part time (21 hour) Training Adviser to provide support to its prospective and Approved Training Centres and to monitor, review and evaluate the provision of training and examinations by REHIS Centres.See the attached documents for more information on how to apply and an outline of duties or go to the Latest vacancies column on the Home page.Tom Bell, REHIS Chief Executive
REHIS Conference 2014 This year’s Annual Conference will be presented at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh on 7 and 8 May 2014. Delegates are encouraged to book without delay. A programme and registration form are attached.
Northern Centre News Twenty-five delegates from seven local authorities attended the Northern Centre’s Wind Turbine Training Course on 13 February in Woodhill House, the Aberdeenshire Council headquarters. The course was jointly arranged by Aberdeenshire Council and REHIS Northern Centre. Delivered by consultants from Hoare Lea Acoustics, the course covered a range of topics including recent research on the amplitude modulated (AM), component of the aerodynamic noise produced by the rotating wind turbine blades in wind turbines.
The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland is once again sponsoring one of the country’s top environmental awards campaigns.The Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice began in 1994 and winners can also represent Scotland in the European Business Awards for the Environment, as the Green Apple Awards is one of the few accredited feeder schemes into this Brussels-led initiative. There is no entry fee and the top prize is a trip for two to the world’s greenest resort – AquaCity in Slovakia.
New online resource efficiency tool to help Scottish organisations unlock savings worth millionsA new online planning tool launched this month by Resource Efficient Scotland can help Scottish businesses and public sector organisations to unlock savings worth millions of pounds. The new tool called ‘The Savings Finder’ enables organisations to understand the opportunities that exist to make more efficient use of resources in their organisation while providing practical advice to help them make savings.
REHIS Conference 2014 The Council of the Institute has agreed that this year’s annual conference will be held at the Royal College of Surgeons’ Edinburgh in Edinburgh on 7 and 8 May. The Annual Conference is the principal Environmental Health event to take place in Scotland and provides an opportunity to reflect on current and future approaches to protecting and improving the health and well-being of the Scottish people and to renew friendships and make new ones. See the attached flyer for more information.
ROY EMERSON AWARD - INAUGURAL ESSAY COMPETITIONStudents who are affiliated with IFEH Member Countries or our Academic Association members are invited to submit a 2000-2500 Word Essay and accompanying power-point presentation.ESSAY TITLE: “The Climate Change Challenge”... engaging the Environmental HealthPractitionerSee attached document for more information and visit the IFEH website for full details – www.ifeh.org
The deadline for 2013 CPD submissions is 31 January 2014. Please note: The CPD Regulations require the submission of corroborating evidence of participation in all CPD activitiesMembers can keep an electronic record of their CPD activities on the website.This can be achieved by clicking on "My account" and then on "My CPD Entries" and by following the relevant links.Information entered here will be transferred onto a REHIS CPD form which can be downloaded as a pdf file and then printed.
The President, members of Council and members of staff at REHIS wish everyone in the Scottish and International environmental health community a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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