Environmental health law is a wide-ranging, detailed and complex body of law within the UK. Environmental Health Procedures is an established and essential reference source which provides an accessible entry into enforcement and administrative procedures for environmental health. The main legal procedures used in the environmental health field are presented as flow charts supported by explanatory text.

The structure of this eighth edition has been revised for ease of use, with each chapter now addressing a single topic instead of a piece of legislation. It also introduces legal guidance for environmental health practitioners to prepare them for the court prosecutions that are an essential part of their work. The book has been updated throughout to reflect new practices, legislation and statutory guidance including:

  • Primary Authorities
  • Authorisations for public water supplies
  • Infectious disease control
  • Port Health
  • Environmental permitting
  • Environmental damage
  • Imported food
  • Empty homes
  • Licensing of housing
  • Licensing of gambling activities

Environmental Health Officers/Practitioners and students will find this book invaluable. It will also be an essential reference for all those whose responsibilities demand they keep abreast of current environmental health practices.