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Environmental Health Professionals

Environmental health professionals use specialist technical skills and knowledge to protect people from health risks associated with the environment in which they live and work. They maintain and safeguard standards, including taking legal action to enforce relevant legislation with regard to public health policy.

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About this Career

£33,516

Average salary

New workers start around £21,870.99. Normal pay is £33,516 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £57,508.29.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Initiates legal proceedings and gives evidence in court.
  • Gives talks at public enquiries and meetings, ensures compliance through education, advice and enforcement.
  • Ensures animal welfare for compliance with legislation, issues licences for premises such as pet shops, zoos and abattoirs.
  • Monitors radiation activity, levels of noise, air, land and water pollution and takes appropriate action when safety levels are exceeded.
  • Investigates outbreaks of food poisoning, infectious diseases or pests.
  • Follows up complaints of unsafe workplaces, investigating accidents.
  • Inspects businesses for compliance with legislation on health and safety, food hygiene and food standards and takes appropriate action in the event of non-compliance.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

The number of unique job postings in your area that have listed this skill in the last year.

Skills

Job postings

Reading Comprehension
76
Active Listening
72
Writing
71
Critical Thinking
67
Speaking
65
Active Learning
63
Monitoring
62
Mathematics
59
Learning Strategies
54
Science
52

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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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