The CIEH has collaborated in the production of a variety of guidance which will be of assistance to its members and others. These include the following:
Bovine tuberculosis: guidance on the management of public health consequences of tuberculosis in cattle and other animals (England)
This updated guidance, produced in consultation with CIEH and others, provides guidance on the approach to be taken by local public health authorities in England when assessing the risk to people who have been in close contact with M. bovis-infected animals. Similar guidance is already in place in Wales and Northern Ireland. Scotland is officially TB free and therefore manages incidents on an individual case by case basis.
Communicable Disease Outbreak Management: Operational Guidance
Published by Public Health England with contributions from CIEH, this document provides a framework for the management of outbreaks of communicable disease in England
Public Health Operational Guidelines for Typhoid and Paratyphoid (Enteric Fever)
A joint policy from the Health Protection Agency and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.
These guidelines, produced by a multi-disciplinary working group, are designed to provide a systematic approach to the public health management of enteric fever, based on expert consensus and available evidence from other non-endemic countries.
Preventing or controlling ill health from animal contact at visitor attractions - Industry Code of Practice
The purpose of this Code of Practice is to help ensure health and safety at visitor attractions by providing sensible, practical and proportionate guidance on preventing or controlling ill health. It provides guidance, including pictures and real-life case studies, of practical measures that premises can apply to help them comply with the law and keep visitors safe. It includes an endorsement by CIEH.
The UK Recovery Handbook for Biological Incidents (UKRHBI)
The CIEH is participating in a project (led by the former HPA) to create a UK Recovery Handbook for Biological Incidents which will provide a decision-making framework for recovery and remediation strategies, after an incident involving a biological agent. The Handbook is being developed as part of a three year project (2012 – 2015), as a guidance document to assist with recovery strategies following an outbreak.
Similar handbooks have been developed for chemical and radiation incidents.
UK Recovery Handbook for Chemical Incidents (2012)
UK Recovery Handbook for Radiation Incidents (2009)