London Borough Legionellosis Incident Protocol

On 16th November 2018 Alehm’s All Borough Health and Safety Group published the London Boroughs Legionellosis Incident Protocol 

It will provide guidance to local authorities on how to deal with incidents of Legionella infection in their areas.

Alehm Publishes its Annual Report for 2017-18

The annual report has been published and can be found at the link below. It summarises the activity undertaken by the charity over last year and provides information on the financial accounts. Members will be asked to accept the report at the AGM on 11th December.

Alehm annual report 2017/18

Low cost training courses for local authorities

Alehm is developing a range of low cost training courses for local authorities. If you have a specific training need in your authority that we can assist with, please let us know so we can source trainers and assess wider demand. Register details with admin@alehm.org.uk

Approved Premises Training for food officers on 14th December at Wandsworth Council.

We have Madeleine Smith from the University of Birmingham to provide an update training course for enforcement officers on 14th December. Cost £130 for members and £165 for non-members. See attached information . If you would like to reserve a place, please contact Kath Lewis, email: admin@alehm.org.uk.

Next Alehm Meeting on 11th December 2018

Alehm meeting on strategic management has been rescheduled and is now to be held on 11th December at Walbrook Wharf. See attached draft Agenda Alehm 11th December 2018

The Annual General Meeting will also be held on this date, immediately after the main meeting.

Future Training Courses and meetings in 2019. 

18th January 2019: The Future of Environmental Health in Local Government, meeting at Walbrook Wharf to consider a national group to support local authority based environmental health. The agenda will be available in December but please provide background information for this meeting by completing the form, ‘What I cover at work’’ and send to Jeff Duffield.  Jeff.Duffield@durham.gov.uk

14th January: Legal training for housing enforcement officers, training postponed due to Coroner requiring the training room. A rescheduled  date in February will be announced shortly. . £90 for Alehm members. Location Walbrook Wharf. Bookings made by emailing Kath Lewis at admin@alehm.org.uk

25th January: FSA Food Supplements Training Workshop training day at City of London. Bookings made by emailing the FSA. 1 place is available per local authority. Contact FoodSupplements@food.gov.uk . flyer

21st February 2019: Practical Cooling Tower Training.  Location Walbrook Wharf and on site. Bookings made by emailing Kath Lewis at admin@alehm.org.uk

29th April: Challenge Testing in food production. The course will be run by Public Health England, and held at Greenwich Council Offices in Woolwich. See attached for the draft programme

29th January: Alehm update day on air quality: City of London offices at Walbrook Wharf. Further information will be available in December.

The Future of Environmental Health in Local Authorities

On 18th January, there will be a meeting of national environmental health representatives to discuss how we can better support the future of environmental health services.

Peter Wright from Gateshead is leading the meeting and has asked for some background information from local authorities to help steer the meeting and the future work of the group.

The background information form  ‘What I cover at work’   should be sent to  Jeff.Duffield@durham.gov.uk