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RIAMS Updates April 2013 – Housing Health

April 26, 2013
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In May we are launching a completely new service: the Housing Health International Research Bulletin with Professor Ormandy at Warwick University and Dr Steve Battersby, an expert in housing and health. This will be an essential reference tool for all practitioners, academics and professionals dealing with poor housing. It will provide a unique service, summarising and referencing research into the impact of poor housing on health. It will be the only tool of its kind that will enable practitioners to stay up to date with UK and international research. It is an essential resource for practitioners maintaining their competence to apply HHSRS. This new service also enables users to comment, contribute articles and share documents and images.

The Housing Health International Research Bulletin will be available from 20th May.

Below is a complete update of new procedures, documents and guidance that have been added to RIAMS for April 2013. It also includes any reviews that have taken place on our existing content. 

New Procedures/Guidance
Environmental Protection – Guidance Note: Composting 
Health and Safety – Sunbeds Regulation

Reviewed Procedures/Guidance
Administration – Environmental Information and Public Registers 
Administration – Environmental Information – Handling Information Requests
Public Health – Private Water Supplies Source Guidance: Boreholes
Public Health – Private Water Supplies Source Guidance: Rainwater Collection 
Public Health – Risk Assessments for Private Water Supplies
Public Health – Setting up a Monitoring Programme

New Documents 
Health and Safety – Health and Safety Policy and Risk Assessment Template 

New National Policy and Guidance
Health and Safety – Working Together on Fireworks Displays A Guide to Safety for Firework Display Organisers and Operators HSE 2006
Housing – Effective Strategies and Interventions (CIEH) 
Licensing – Selling Alcohol Responsibly The New Mandatory Licensing Conditions Home Office 2010
Licensing – Application for a Premises Licence Notes Home Office 2012
Pest Control – National Sewer Baiting Protocol Best Practice and Guidance Document

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