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RIAMS Weekly Update

October 29, 2013
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A weekly update of changes and enhancements. This week including new guidance in the Public Health and Licensing modules and a new procedure for dangerous excavations.

Dangerous Excavations Procedure
A new procedure has been added to the abandoned mines sub-section of the Public Health module. It covers the potential use of powers contained in the Local Government Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1976 to address collapsed mine workings and problems resulting from other types of excavation.?

RIAMS users subscribed to Public Health can view the new procedure here.

Memorandum of Understanding between Public Health England (PHE) and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)
Published on the 17th October the Memorandum of Understanding between the CIEH and PHE is a commitment for the two organisations to work together to ensure that the environmental health profession and its professional body, CIEH, are able to contribute fully and freely to the work of PHE. It is recognised by both parties that the public health system needs the contribution of an effective environmental health workforce at both national and local level. To further this aim PHE will use CIEH as a conduit for engagement with the environmental health profession. A copy of the document which will be reviewed in October 2014 is located in the National Policy and Guidance section of the Public Health module, Health and Wellbeing sub-section.

RIAMS users subscribed to Public Health can view the guidance here.

Scrap Metal Dealers Guidance Added
The RIAMS procedure on the licensing of Scrap Metal Dealers has been updated to include guidance regarding the assessment of suitability of applicants recently issued by the Secretary of State. The detailed guidance has been added to the National Policy and Guidance section.

RIAMS users subscribed to Licensing can view the guidance here.

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