APHA/UKHSA Legionella sampling – ships

The Association and UKHSA have teamed up to bring members a comprehensive legionella water sampling course specific to ships.

Ambassador Cruise Line have kindly agreed to host the training course on their vessel Ambience. There will be presentations from subject experts and a ships Engineer. There will be a practical element to the course whilst on the vessel and lunch is included.

When: 17th June 2024, 10:30–15:30
Where: Onboard the Ambience cruise ship, London Cruise Terminal, Port of Tilbury, Essex RM18 7ND
Nearest station: Tilbury Town (20 minute walk)

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to complete some excellent CPD training in a practical setting.

Cost of attendance:
APHA Corporate and PLaN member: First Delegate – £ FREE, Second Delegate – £45 plus VAT
Non-member – £100.00 plus VAT

Please register your interest at events@porthealthassociation.co.uk

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Target Operating Model

The final Border Target Operating Model sets out a new approach to security controls (applying to all imports), and sanitary and phytosanitary controls (applying to imports of live animals, animal products, plants and plants products) at the border. It sets out how controls will be simplified and digitised, and our ambition for the UK’s new Single Trade Window.

It incorporates and responds to feedback from stakeholders on the earlier draft Border Target Operating Model wherever possible. It has been developed with further collaboration across the UK, Scottish and Welsh Governments, and engagement with officials from the devolved administration in Northern Ireland.

If you import food products, live animals, animal products, plants or plant products into Great Britain, you can check the Border Target Operating Model risk-level of your commodity now, to be ready for upcoming changes to border processes.


APHA Handbook 2022/23

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.

PLaN Members - £3.00 + £2.00 p&p per individual copy. Postage rates for more than 1 copy on application.

Non-members - £5.00 + £2.00 p&p per individual copy. Postage rates for more than 1 copy on application.

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