REHIS News

Chief Executive receives Irish Honour

Tom Bell, the Institute’s Chief Executive, was ‘greatly honoured’ to be awarded Honorary Membership by Environmental Health Association of Ireland and he was present at the Association’s Annual Awards Evening in Dublin on 4 December to receive his certificate of Honorary Membership.

Speaking after the presentation Tom offered his sincere thanks to the Association for the award and for the warmth of the reception he and his wife Angela received on the night.

Professor Kofi Aidoo installed as President

Kofi was installed as the Institute’s President at its Annual General Meeting on 20 November 2015.Kofi Aidoo is Professor of Food Safety and Microbiology at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and programme leader of the Food Bioscience programme at the University. He also leads GCU’s Food Research Laboratory that operates to ISO 17025 standards. Kofi is a Fellow of REHIS, of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) and of the Royal Society for Promotion of Health.

REHIS Annual Award Ceremony, Environmental Health Update and Annual General Meeting 2015

Annual Award CeremonyThe Annual Award Ceremony will take place on the evening of Thursday 19 November. On the morning of the following day the annual Environmental Health Update event, a free to members CPD event, will be presented. This will be followed by the Institute’s Annual General Meeting.

Kerri Milne presents her award winning essay

 Kerri Milne, a third year BSc (Hons) Environmental Health degree course student at the University of the West of Scotland, presented her award winning essay at the1st World Academic Congress on Environmental Health in Coimbra, Portugal earlier this week.

Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland’s 2014 Annual Reports

Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland’s 2014 Annual Reports for Private Water Supplies and Local Authority Summary Tables published earlier this month.Click on the link to view the reports - Annual Reports 2014

Health and Safety and Food Safety Update Courses

The Institute’s Health and Safety Update and Food Update courses will be presented on Tuesday 22 September and Wednesday 23 September at the Holiday Inn, Edinburgh respectively. There are still a small number of places available on this course and those who wish to attend are asked to contact the Institute’s office as soon as possible to secure their place.

New service standard to help keep your property free from unwanted pests

This guide to the British Standard for Pest Managers (BS EN 16636) was developed by the European pest management industry and is designed to promote professional standards for pest control organisations across Europe. It sets out requirements for service, processes, staff competences, and for the protection of humans, pets and the environment. REHIS, through Pat Hoey, was a consultee on this standard.

2015 REHIS Update Events

The Institute is pleased to advise that the Health and Safety Update Course will be presented on Tuesday 22 September and that the Food Safety Update Course will be presented on Wednesday 23 September 2015. Both events will be held at the Holiday Inn Edinburgh and programme details and booking information will be posted on the Institute’s website in the near future. The Environmental Health Update Course will be presented on the morning of Friday 20 November at the Apex International Hotel, Edinburgh

Environmental Health Walking Tour of Glasgow

This is an invitation to the membership to try an innovative approach to gaining CPD credits (2hrs) whilst also acquiring historical insight in to Environmental Health related issues that have been played out in Glasgow, with the further added value of it being undertaken as part of a healthy activity.The walking tour has been created for us by a qualified historical tour guide, with exceptional knowledge on Glasgow and its history.

Towards a Generation Free from Tobacco Smoke Conference

Towards a Generation Free from Tobacco Smoke Conference, Edinburgh, 18 and 19 June 2015The programme is available on ASH Scotland’s website www.ashscotland.org.uk/conference along with information on booking your place  

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