Environmental health law is a wide-ranging, detailed and complex body of law within the UK. Bassett’s Environmental Health Procedures is an established and essential reference source which provides an accessible entry into enforcement and administrative procedures for environmental health. The main legal procedures used in the environmental health field are presented as flow charts supported by explanatory text.

This ninth edition refines the structure introduced in the eighth edition, with each chapter addressing a single topic. It has introduced the titles of the corresponding legislation in Scotland and Northern Ireland where there is such legislation. The book has been updated throughout to reflect new practices, legislation and statutory guidance. Specifically, the ninth edition contains new content on antisocial behaviour and significant updates to sections on:

  • Enforcement and administration
  • Environmental protection
  • Food safety
  • Housing
  • Public health.

Environmental health officers/practitioners and students will find this book invaluable. It will also be an essential reference for all those whose responsibilities demand they keep abreast of current environmental health practices.

part |79 pages

Current environmental health legal structure, process and policies

chapter |37 pages

Enforcement and compliance framework

chapter |12 pages

Professional practice

chapter |19 pages

Legal proceedings

part |98 pages

Environmental protection

chapter |34 pages

Air quality

chapter |22 pages


chapter |22 pages

Pollution prevention

part |56 pages

Food safety and food standards

part |24 pages

Health and safety

part |162 pages

Housing and health

chapter |67 pages

Enforcement options

chapter |11 pages

Housing licensing

chapter |31 pages

Houses in multiple occupation

chapter |16 pages

Rogue landlords

chapter |14 pages

Temporary accommodation

part |28 pages

Antisocial behaviour

part |202 pages

Public health

chapter |24 pages

Animal welfare

chapter |33 pages

Disease control

chapter |7 pages

Dog and horse control

chapter |3 pages


chapter |6 pages


chapter |4 pages

Removal of unauthorised campers

chapter |3 pages

Pest control

chapter |14 pages

Port health

chapter |3 pages

Public health funerals

chapter |25 pages

Sanitation and drainage

chapter |11 pages

Statutory nuisances

chapter |54 pages


chapter |13 pages

Water supply

part |21 pages

Public safety