REHIS News

Roadshows underway

The inaugural REHIS Roadshow was hosted by South Ayrshire Council at the impressive County Buildings, Ayr on Wednesday 26 April.

Delegates heard presentations from Tom Bell, Chief Executive; Val Cameron, Director of Professional Development; and Graham Walker, Director of Training.

Smoke-Free first month 'Outstanding Success'

Although no official nationwide statistics are yet available, it appears to have been well received by owners of premises, their staff and their customers.

Initial reports from EHOs suggest that, both in the commercial sector and among the public, there has been overwhelming compliance, with only a handful of minor issues.

EHO wins trip to World Congress

Martin Keeley (pictured), a Chartered Environmental Health Officer working for East Dunbartonshire Council, has won the competition open to all members to be nominated for a delegate's place at the 9th World Congress in Environmental Health being held in Dublin in June of this year. Martin will accompany the two official delegates travelling, namely the President, John Stirling and the Senior Vice President, Bernard Forteath.

New Joint Award on Conflict Management

A new elementary training course, organised jointly by REHIS and a company called Tactics Management, has been launched. It is designed for employers who have their workers' safety in mind.

For further details, please see the Training News
page.

New Joint Award - Conflict Management by Tactics Management

Conflict Management for employers who value their workers'personal safety. Contact details:- www.tactics management.co.uk Email info@tacticsmanagement.co.uk Phone Thomas at TM - 07977 113506 Dot at TM - 07717 241468 or phone Graham Walker,Director of Training - 0131 225 5444.

Elementary Food Hygiene Examination in Slovakian

The Elementary Food Hygiene Exam is now available in Slovakian. If you require papers for your Course please indicate the number you require on the Course Registration Form.For more information please contact the Training Section on 0131 225 5444.

Elementary Food Hygiene Examination in Russian

The Elementary Food Hygiene Exam is now available in Russian. If you require papers for your Course please indicate the number you require on the Course Registration Form.For more information please contact the Training Section on 0131 225 5444.

New Control of Noise at Work Regulations

Over 1 million employees in Great Britain are exposed to levels of noise which put their hearing at risk. Employers must:- Assess the risks to employees from noise at work; Take action to reduce the noise exposure that produces those risks; Provide employees with hearing protection if you cannot reduce the noise exposure enough by using other methods; Make sure the legal limits on noise exposure are not exceeded; Provide employees with information, instruction and training; Carry out health surveillance where there is a risk to health.

REHIS Qualifications Booklet

A wide range of REHIS certified courses are available on the subjects of food and health and safety.This booklet gives a brief outline of the qualifications available.

REHIS echoes 'softly softly' call on Smoking Ban

The President of REHIS, John Stirling, echoed the call from the First Minister, Jack McConnell for a 'softly, softly' approach towards the ban in its early days. John Stirling, the President of the Institute issued a statement agreeing that a fair and reasonable approach would be the order of the day, but that persistent offenders could expect to be punished. (See full press release)

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