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Directorate: Health and Public Safety

Functions:

Functions of MHS (Environmental Health Services):
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Food safety and hygiene monitorin
  • Waste management monitoring
  • Health surveillance of premises
  • Communicable & environmental related disease control & monitoring
  • Vector (pests) control & monitoring
  • Environmental pollution control
  • Control & monitoring of the disposal of the dead
Services Provided to the Public:
  • Inspecting food establishments on a regular basis for compliance in terms of health & safety standards and issuing compliance certificates if establishments are compliant
  • Inspecting accommodation establishments on a regular basis for compliance in terms of health & safety standards and issuing compliance certificates if establishments are compliant
  • Inspecting funeral parlours on a regular basis for compliance in terms of health & safety standards and issuing compliance certificates if establishments are compliant
  • Inspecting day care centres on a regular basis for compliance in terms of health & safety standards and issuing compliance certificates if establishments are compliant
  • Training of day care personnel