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Environmental Health / Trading Standards / General Enforcement Policy

Environmental Health and Trading Standards are required to make enforcement decisions in accordance with the enforcement policy to ensure consistency. They are also required to effectively use the range of enforcement tools available to them in order to ensure a proportionate response.

In reviewing the existing enforcement policies the opportunity was taken to form a single general policy incorporating the requirements of both the food, and health and safety services, and using their principles.  Other regulatory enforcement activities, such as licensing, were also incorporated into this policy. This document underwent consultation and all comments have been incorporated into the Policy which was approved by Committee in December 2023 and is available from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page. 

Environmental Health / Trading Standards, Council Offices, School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1NY.


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