APHA Training Day & AGM
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22nd November at the Union Jack Club

Open to anyone with an interest in Port Health


A Training Event will be held in conjunction with the APHA AGM on the 22nd November 2017.

Location: The Gascoigne  Room, Union Jack Club, Sandall Street, Lambeth, London. SE1 8UJ (Opposite Waterloo Station)

Time: Registration, with tea and coffee provided, from 09.30; official opening at 10.00.

Open to both members and non-members, it will provide an ideal opportunity to network and gain some valuable CPD. Kate Hoey MP has kindly agreed to open proceedings and confirmed speakers include:

FSA - Imported Food and Brexit
FSA - Regulating Our Future
PHE - Ships Water Systems and the Interpretation of Results.
PHE - Recent Work of Food Water and Environment Laboratories
Seafish - Work of the Regulation Team including tuna fraud, superchilling, and crystal violet borderline detection,
CIEH - Impact of Brexit on the Environmental Health Profession
Maritime & Coastguard Agency - Changes to the Ships Ballast Water Management Convention

APHA will also be launching the new edition of their extensively revised & updated handbook. All delegates will be provided with a free copy!

A light lunch will be provided.

APHA Corporate members: 1 free place & other delegates £20 + vat

APHA Associate members: 1 free place & other delegates £20 + vat

APHA PLaN members: £40 + vat per delegate

APHA Corporate riparian authorities: £40 + vat per delegate

Non member authorities: £80 + vat per delegate

Student / non salaried : £20 + vat per delegate

If you have any questions, please email: ku.oc1511342909.noit1511342909aicos1511342909sahtl1511342909aehtr1511342909op@ah1511342909pa1511342909


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.


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


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


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.


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.

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