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Environment & Health

Environmental health officers protect people from environmental hazards in places where they live and work.  Their activity covers four main areas: food control, health and safety at work, housing, and protection from pollution. 

Health and safety advisers are responsible for creating, maintaining and improving health and safety standards in workplaces. 

Health and safety inspectors ensure that, within a legal framework, employees’ health and safety risks are properly controlled.  


For further information please see:


Chartered Institute of Environmental Health 

(Head Office)  Chadwick Court   15 Hatfields   London   SE1 8DJ
Tel:  020 7928 6006    Fax: 020 7827 5862    Email: info@cieh.org
(Northern Ireland Office)  123 York Street   Belfast   BT15 1AB
Tel: 028 9024 3884     Fax: 028 9023 3328     Email: g.mcfarlane@cieh.org
Website: www.cieh.org - Choose careers and development

General information on Northern Ireland based careers can be found on www.careersserviceni.com - Choose explore careers

Courses in environmental health and associated areas are available at a number of higher education institutions.  Please see the UCAS site www.ucas.ac.uk for more information - Choose students then courses

For information on modern apprenticeships, see the Engineering Training Council (Northern Ireland) site www.etcni.org.uk - Choose careers then modern apprenticeships.


Other Useful Websites:

Chartered Institute of Housingwww.cih.org - Choose education 
Chartered Institution of Wastes Management www.iwm.co.uk - Choose education and training
Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Managementwww.ciwem.org - Choose education / training
Glass and Glazing Federationwww.ggf.co.uk - Choose learn about glass then schools, careers and training
Greenmount College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprisewww.cafre.ac.uk - Choose courses
Health Protection Agencywww.hpa.org.uk - Choose careers
Industry Council for Packaging and the Environmentwww.incpen.org - Choose education
Landscape Institutewww.l-i.org.uk - Choose be a landscape architect
Local Government Careerswww.lgcareers.com - Key in environment or health to career description search
National Health Servicewww.nhscareers.nhs.uk - Choose NHS careers 
Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotlandwww.rehis.org - Choose careers
Royal Town Planning Institutewww.rtpi.org.uk - Choose careers and membership