Council’s Environment and Services section ensures compliance with relevant health standards and legislation and maintains the amenity of public spaces so that everyone in Mosman can enjoy a healthy environment.
Contacts, websites and newsletters regarding public health. Council aim to present up-to-date information on changes to health and safety laws, and to publicise its services.
- Hair & Beauty
During hairdressing procedures, infection may occur when items such as razors, scissors, combs, and clippers accidentally penetrate the skin.
- Cooling Systems
Legionnaires’ disease breeds abundantly in cooling systems which are inadequately treated. Under the Public Health Act, proper installation, maintenance and cleaning of cooling systems is required.
With increasing community interest in water conservation, the disposal and reuse of greywater is an important public health issue. Caution is required in its use, as it may also contain high levels of pathogenic micro-organisms.
- Smoke Free Zones
Mosman Council has made its beaches, children’s playgrounds, playing fields and some public space areas smoke free.
- Tobacco Control
In NSW, there are several pieces of legislation relating to tobacco control. Challenging the acceptability of smoking as a social norm, these complement other tobacco control activities such as education campaigns and cessation programs.
- Cleansing Public Areas
Cleansing public areas prevent pollution, maintain public amenity of public spaces and reduces risks to public health.
- Pesticide Use
The Notification Plan aims to ensure that the community are made aware of pesticide applications that are made to outdoor public places . Notification allows members of the community to take action to avoid or minimise contact with such pesticide if they so choose.
Practical measures to help in the prevention of illness which these native insects may carry.