Guidelines

Code of Practice on Environmental Health (COPEH)

The Code of Practice on Environmental Health (COPEH) contains information on the essential design criteria which should be met to satisfy environmental health requirements in the design of refuse storage and collection systems, public toilets, food retail outlets, supermarkets, food catering outlets, markets, swimming pools and dormitories.

The COPEH emphasises the objectives to be achieved rather than the means to achieve these objectives. In this way, qualified professionals such as architects, professional engineers and developers, as well as members of the public, can exercise flexibility and creativity in their building designs.

You may refer to the circular here for the frequently asked questions and the lists of change.


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Code of Practice for Environmental Control Officers

The Code of Practice spells out the role of the Environmental Control Officers and contractors, their responsibilities and what is expected from them.

Title: Code of Practice for Environmental Control Officers for Construction Sites
Year of Publication: 2000, 3rd edition (Amended in May 2021)
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Title: Appendix 2 - Site Environmental Control Programme
Year of Publication: 2000, 3rd edition (Amended in May 2021)
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Title: Appendix 3 - Site Environmental Control Report
Year of Publication: 2000, 3rd edition (Amended in May 2021)
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Code of Practice for Licensed General Waste Collectors

The code of practice provides guidelines on what is good practice in the waste collection business. Licensed general waste collectors are expected to adhere to these guidelines so as to improve the standards of their operations and raise the professionalism of the services rendered.

Title : Code of Practice for Licensed General Waste Collectors Year of publication : 1999, 3rd edition (Amended in Mar 2019)

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Code of Practice for the Control of Legionella Bacteria in Cooling Towers

The code of practice is to provide guidelines for the prevention and control of legionella bacteria in cooling towers in order to minimise the occurrence and risk of outbreaks of legionnaires disease.

Title: Code of Practice For The Control Of Legionella Bacteria In Cooling Towers Year of Publication: 2001, Fourth Edition

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Code of Practice for Vector Control Operators, Technician and Worker

The Code of Practice for the Vector Control Operator, Technician and Worker spells out the roles and responsibilities of the Vector Control Operator and its personnel (Vector Control Technician and Worker).

Title: Code of Practice for Vector Control Operator, Technician and Worker
Year of Publication: 2020, 1st edition

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