SMS Training offers a wide range of training opportunities, specialising in professional development for New Zealand's environmental health and occupational health workforce.
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Border Health Protection
The Biosecurity Act including measures to respond and plan for biosecurity breaches. Specific courses on ship sanitation and border health protection and integrated pest management and vectors of public health significance surveillance for Ministry of Health warranted officers and related agencies. Preference should be given to staff who are actively involved in border health protection activities and who need to attend to maintain competency.
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Compliance and Enforcement
Designed to train designated officers from Public Health Services to undertake compliance and enforcement functions of health sector legislation.
The General Legislation and Compliance course focuses on collection of evidence and investigation and enforcement processes.
Specialised Legislation and Advanced Compliance and Enforcement covers court processes, preparation of a brief of evidence, and presentation of evidence in a court setting applicable to specialised legislation such as the Smoke Free Environments Act and the Pyschoactive Substances Act.
Drinking Water Legislation specifically focuses on Drinking Water Assessor and designated officer roles and responsibility under the Health (Drinking Water) Amendment Act 2007.
Specifically designed for Enforcement Officers. The training covers the HSNO Act and Regulations; responsibilities under the Act and Regulations including Group Standards, process and procedures of enforcement and responsibilities of approved handlers and test certifiers.
Noise Measurement and Control
Noise measurement and assessment, interpreting noise data and calculation of the various noise metrics e.g. Leq, L10, desktop review and evaluation of noise projects, developing skills and best practice in checking acoustical information, formulating noise control for plans, consents and enforcement options.
Topical issues relevant to Environmental Health and Public Health personnel, as well as exploring environmental and public health best practice and innovative methods of implementation.
Sewage Treatment and Disposal
A two day workshop covering public health and environmental health issues associated with sewage treatment and disposal, including sewered and unsewered communities, review of the Ministry of Health's Sanitary Works Subsidy Scheme, treatment methodologies and technologies.
This is a 3 day residential course to assist Health Protection and Environmental Health Officers, and Medical Officers of Health in understanding their roles and responsibilities, and those of other agencies, under the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Health Act 1956.
This is a three day residential course. The aim of the course is to train Ministry of Health designated officers in aspects of civil defence and emergency management to enable them to be well prepared for any civil defence or emergency management situation where there is a risk to public health, to act with other agencies and fulfil their roles in accordance with the Public Health Emergency Response Guide and the Emergency Management Section of the Environmental Health Protection Manual.
Health Impact Assessment
Training in the concept and practice of Health Impact Assessment using PHAC policy guidelines, MoH guidelines for Resource Consents, and policy and project levels HIAs. Not currently offered.