09 Nov

Noise nuisance: law and enforcement

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

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15Hatfields, London

15Hatfields, London

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Local authorities during the Covid lockdown period carried out significantly less site visits investigating noise nuisance. Re-establishing the service has proved challenging, further compounded by shortages of suitably qualified and experienced environmental health officers.


This technical workshop is an intensive introduction and refresher for officers at all levels carrying out noise nuisance investigations in residential settings. The main focus of the course is a role play exercise in which participants act as complainant, or interviewing officer, or alleged perpetrator. Delegates will learn how to conduct a case from gathering evidence, case analysis, and reviewing the next steps with their manager.


• Develop noise nuisance case investigation skills
• Improve your confidence and competence in gathering evidence, analysing a case, and deciding what action needs to be taken in accordance with statutory powers 
• Understanding the use of anti-social behaviour legislation 

Who should attend:

• Noise officers  
• Anti-social behaviour (ASB) officers
• Environmental health practitioners 

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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