07 Dec

Noise case investigations deconstructed

CIEH Member: £200
Affiliate member: £300
Non-member: £300

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15Hatfields, London

15Hatfields, London

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Increases in the volume of complaints about noise nuisance have been compounded by the time it takes to bring a resolution. Many local authorities have problems in investigating complaints adequately, due to shortages of suitably qualified and experienced environmental health officers.


The difficult regulatory climate facing local authorities means that skills in investigating complaints are in short supply. Using the various powers in different pieces of legislation more effectively will be a key theme of this interactive workshop. Examples of good practice in dealing with noisy parties, neighbour noise, public nuisance and commercial nuisance will be considered.


• Develop and broaden your skills in regulating noise nuisances 
• Improve your knowledge of good practice and the use of statutory provisions relevant to noise, particularly statutory nuisance and anti-social behaviour legislation 

Who should attend:

• Experienced environmental health officers dealing with noise nuisances  
• Manager and specialist noise officers looking to develop and refresh their skills in dealing with noise nuisances

CPD: 6 hours

John Pointing

John Pointing is a barrister, specialising in environmental health law, and the Legal Partner of Statutory Nuisance Solutions. He has for many years provided training for the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and local authorities. His publications include: Statutory Nuisance Law & Practice, 2011, OUP, Food Safety Enforcement, 2005, Chadwick House (both co-authored with Rosalind Malcolm) and Statutory Nuisance and Residential Property, 2019, Routledge (co-author Stephen Battersby).

David Harrocks is a chartered environmental health practitioner and holds the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health’s Diploma in Environmental Health, a Degree from the Open University in Social Science with Technology and post graduate qualifications in air pollution control, acoustics and noise control, and in management studies.  He is a Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and a Corporate Member of the Institute of Acoustics (IOA). He has worked in consultancy since February 1992 and has been Technical Partner with the consultancy Statutory Nuisance Solutions since 2010 - see company website: www.statutorynuisancesolutions.co.uk

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