APHA Handbook 2018/19

Extensively revised and updated it provides essential information on Port Health matters and is aimed at anyone who is working in the port environment from Port Health Officers to Importers.

Corporate & Associate members will be sent free copies as part of their membership offer.

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ABOUT US

The Association of Port Health Authorities (APHA)
is the only UK wide organisation representing the
interests of Port Health Authorities and Local
Authorities with responsibilities for public, animal and
environmental health controls at sea and airports.

Airports

Port Health Authorities operate at Airports, providing a range of services to the aerospace industry.

SEAPORTS

Port Health Authorities operate around the coastline, providing a range of services to the shipping industry.

ABOUT APHA

Imported Food

Port Health Authorities are responsible for enforcing European legislation in relation to food stuffs imported from non-EU Countries (third country).

Infectious Disease

Port Health Authorities were constituted with the primary objective of preventing the introduction into the country of dangerous epidemic diseases through shipping activity without creating unnecessary disruptions to world trade.

Civil Contingency

Port Health Authorities have duties under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, and are known as a Category One responders to the Act.

Shellfish

Port Health Authorities are involved in movement of shellfish, the classification of and monitoring of shellfish beds. This is to ensure the health status of live bivalve molluscs, such as oysters, cockles, mussels, clams and razor fish.

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Environmental Protection

The enforcement of legislation relating to pollution on the docks is generally undertaken by Port Health Authorities. This includes the control of dusty cargos, permitted processes, smoke and waste disposal.

Animal Health

In order to ensure that animal and human diseases are not introduced into the United Kingdom via imported animals, a system of controls is enforced by Port Health Authorities (PHAs), Local Authorities (LAs), Animal Health (formerly known as the State Veterinary Service), a part of Defra, UK Border Agency (UKBA) Officers and the Police Service.

Water Quality

Ensuring that drinking water supplies, both at berths and piers and on board ships and aircraft, are safe to drink is the responsibility of the Local or Port Health Authority.

Members Area

Members of the Association of Port Health Authorities have access to this members area for documents including: meeting minutes and agendas, technical guidance documents and APHA updates.

Events

Date/Time Event
16/01/2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Executive Board Meeting
Union Jack Club, London
25/01/2019
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Welsh PLaN meeting
Bell Inn, Llandrindod Wells Powys
12/04/2019
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Northern Ireland PLaN meeting
Public Health Agency, Belfast
09/05/2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Executive Board Meeting
Belfast City Hall, Belfast
11/09/2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Executive Board Meeting
Union Jack Club, London
07/11/2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
AGM and Training Day
Union Jack Club, London

Port Directory

The following port directory is an A-Z of ports in the British Isles. Use the search function to find ports.

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Birkenhead

Authority:Mersey PHA

Contact:

Mercola Douglas, Chief Port Health Officer

Address:

Victoria House, Derby Road, Liverpool, L20 1AB

Postcode:

L20 1AB
United Kingdom
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Our Team

Executive Board