REHIS News

REHIS FELLOWSHIPS AWARDED

Four members of the Institute have had the award of fellowship conferred upon them.The presentation of their Certificate of Fellowship was made at the Annual Awards Ceremony which was kindly hosted by Glasgow City Council on 22 November 2006.
The new fellows are:
Liz Corbett
John Frater
Martin Henry
George Morris
The award of fellowship is made for outstanding and distinguished service to the work of the Institute.
Pictured here are John Frater,Liz Corbett,John Stirling and Martin Henry.

1000th Food and Health Course Certificate

The 1000th REHIS Food and Health Course Certificate has been presented to Ann Sargent of South Ayrshire Council. Ann received her certificate from REHIS President Bernard Forteath with South Ayrshire Councillor Pam Pearson at a presentation ceremony in Ayr.
The course,which is proving to be very popular,is available at REHIS food safety training centres throughout Scotland.
For more information contact Graham Walker on 0131 225 5444 or gw@rehis.com

New safety course launched for young workers

The 18-24 age group of the working population is more at risk of suffering accidents in the workplace than any other. In an attempt to help employers tackle these statistics, REHIS has devised an Introductory Course aimed at young people starting work. Details of the course were revealed at the REHIS Conference in Glasgow by Graham Walker, Director of Training.

Environmental Health 'losing influence'

The President of REHIS, John Stirling (pictured) states in his opening address to this year's Conference that the environmental health profession 'is being relegated to the lower tiers of local government'

He warns that the dramatic reduction in the number of Environmental Health Officers 'should be of concern to the powers-that-be'

See press release

Conference welcome for Cypriot delegation

Five delegates from the Association of Public Health Inspectors of Cyprus will fly in for this week's Conference in Glasgow. The party is visiting as part of the link formed between the two organisations last year.

Introduction to Health and Safety Course

The REHIS Introduction to Health and Safety course is a non examined pre-employment health and safety awareness course intended primarily for persons joining the workforce for the first time. The syllabus aims to raise awareness of key health and safety issues.

Free places for members at Conference 2006

This year's Conference, which is taking place in Glasgow for the first time on 22-24 November, will have free places for members to attend for the final day (Friday). The Annual General Meeting of the Institute will be held in the afternoon.

Bookings are also being accepted for the remainder of the days, which include a civic reception from the City of Glasgow.

For further information, see Events

(Photo - City Chambers, Glasgow)

Elementary Food Hygiene Course - Food Poisoning Data

ELEMENTARY FOOD HYGIENE COURSE PRESENTER'S PACK This attachment updates acetate number 9 in the overhead pack and the PowerPoint presentation.

£2.5 million for handwashing campaign

Health Minister Andy Kerr has pledged £2.5 million towards a campaign on handwashing Mr Kerr said: "Hands can carry a range of bugs, including healthcare associated infections like MRSA, illness such as food poisoning and viruses like flu. Washing hands regularly and thoroughly will dramatically reduce the spread of these bugs. The announcement was made as part of this year's Infection Control Awareness Week. As well as NHS professionals, the minister gave a reminder that the public has a key role to play in helping reduce the spread of infection.

Environmental 'Incivilities' are social stressors

In the newly-published annual report from the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, Dr Harry Burns highlights research that shows that environmental incivilities, such as litter, grafitti and dog fouling have a negative impact on human well-being, particulaly in lower socio-economic groups. The effect leads to greater stress than is felt in less deprived areas. The report raises 'intriguing possibilites' of meeting the challenge of improving health and well-being.

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