Health and safety - public health

Environmental Health Services - out of hours emergencies

If you wish to contact us to report an urgent environmental health issue out-with office hours, please call us on 0845 277 7000.

Cooling tower notification

If you have a cooling tower, or evaporative condenser, you are required to notify us.  If you are installing a new system, please inform us by using our notification form.

Legionnaires' Disease

Legionnaires' Disease is a potentially fatal pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. Infection is caused by the inhalation of fine droplets of water contaminated by the bacteria.

Legionella bacteria are commonly found in sources of natural water such as rivers and ponds. They may contaminate other water systems such as cooling towers and hot and cold water systems. They survive low temperatures and thrive at temperatures between 20 - 45°C. They are killed by high temperatures.

Infectious diseases

For further information about infectious diseases, please contact your General Practitioner, or visit Health Protection Scotland.

Pandemic influenza/swine flu

Influenza pandemics are explosive global events in which most, if not all persons worldwide are at risk of infection and illness.

The main purpose of the plan is to ensure that the Council can continue to deliver essential services during a pandemic and to outline the specific procedures and organizational structures required to achieve this taking into account potentially high levels of employees absence.

This plan should be considered as an addition to the Council’s generic arrangements that are contained within our Major Emergency Management Procedures.