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Environmental Health Officer (United Kingdom)

  • Generic name of profession

    Environmental health officer
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Environmental Health Officer
    United Kingdom
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :


    National legislation:

    The European Communities (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2007

    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Protected title (without reserves of activities)


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - secondary application
    Qualification level:
    PSM - Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years) , Art. 11 e
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Environmental Health is that area of public health activity which strives to improve, protect and maintain health and well being through action on the physical environment and life circumstances. The seven principal subjects within Environmental Health are : food safety, food standards, occupational health and safety, public health, waste management, built environment and pollution control.

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