|Category:||Non profit organization/association|
|Product/service:||Environmental Health Service|
||CIEH Co., Non profit organization/association, Environmental Health Service, London , UK, UK, United Kingdom, www.cieh.org.uk,|
|London SE1 8DJ|
|Phone:||+44 (0) 171 928 6006|
|Fax:||+44 (0) 171 827 5866|
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|The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the promotion of environmental health and the dissemination of knowledge about environmental health issues for the benefit of the public. It is also responsible for the training and professional development of environmental health officers and provides educational services to the profession. The Chartered Institute was founded in 1883 and was granted a Royal Charter in 1984. It is a registered charity and was a founder member of the International Federation of Environmental Health.
The Chartered Institute currently has over 9,000 members worldwide. Most of its members work in local government in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. An increasing number work in commerce and industry, government departments and the Armed Forces. Others work privately as consultants or are employed overseas. There are several types of membership and a number of membership services are offered. Each member belongs to a branch and each branch belongs to a Centre. There are 17 Centres altogether, each of which elects a number of members to serve on the General Council which is the governing body of the Chartered Institute. The General Council has six standing committees overseeing the day to day work of the CIEH. These committees deal with Food and General Health, Environmental Protection, Occupational Health and Safety, Housing, Education and Membership and Resources.
One of the functions of the Chartered Institute is to campaign for improvements in public health. Through its professional services division it represents the views of the environmental health profession in discussions with central government and with the European Union, as well as other international organisations. It undertakes research into environmental health issues and is a Collaborating Centre of the World Health Organisation. The Chartered Institute's Press and Public Relations division issues press releases on the work of the CIEH and represents the views of Chartered Institute to the world at large. In March 1991 the Chartered Institute adopted a Vision Statement setting out its key objectives and aims.
Through its trading company, Chadwick House Group Limited, the CIEH organises regular seminars and workshops on topics such as pollution, food hygiene, health and safety and housing. Each year it holds an Annual Conference and Exhibition which is attended by approximately 1000 delegates and exhibitors from around the world. The CIEH also produces a number of nationally acclaimed public training courses and training packages in the field of food hygiene and health and safety. It publishes several technical journals and is a leading producer and distributor of environmental health books, reports and videos.