This one-day course is intended for Enforcement Officers looking for an update to refresh their skills, and will be of particular interest to decision makers responsible for policy formulation and those who manage front-line officers. The emphasis is on building confidence and developing skills to enable officers to be competent in carrying out noise complaint investigations and enforcement. This practical workshop draws upon a number of small group exercises based around key themes as set out below.
- The inter-relationship between environmental health and legal services
- Domestic noise cases falling outside the scope of statutory nuisance
- The perils of relying exclusively on the incidence of complaints to gauge the likely true impacts of noise cases upon the community at large
- The Noise Act 1996: time to reconsider these powers?