LATEST NEWS at Hull & Goole Port Health Authority




Shippers handling bulk cargo/products -

Check our Pollution Control page for information.

Our foremost objective is the protection of public, animal and environmental health in the Humber, Trent & Ouse
port areas


Attention EHOs! - we have recently announced a rare and exciting opportunity for a newly created full-time post of Port Health Inspector. It is advertised on


Ship Sanitation Certificate Charges from 1 April 2018

UK SSC charges have increased from 1 April 2018 as follows;

Gross tonnage of vessel

up to 1000 £90

1001-3000 £125

3001-10000 £190

10001-20000 £245

20001-30000 £320

Vessels with 50-1000 persons £375

Vessels with over 1000 persons £640

Extension of SSC £60



The Chief Port Health Inspector, Mr Laurence Dettman proudly started work with Hull & Goole Port Health Authority on 3 September 1968 as a Student Environmental Health Inspector at 9 Pier Street, Hull. That's a grand total of FIFTY YEARS completed on 3 September 2018! ....................Tempus fugit!

The next half century will be very interesting..............

Andy Emerson

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our friend and Ex colleague Andy Emerson who left the Authority in 2013. We send our deepest sympathy to Trish & family.

BREXIT - Potential for Change

Following the UK referendum decision of 23 June 2016 to leave the EU we await further clarity on the implications and changes to the UK legal framework under which we work.

For example, the control of imported food is based on EU legislation. It is not yet clear how this may change following UK withdrawal on 29 March 2019.  For the forseeable future the current EU based UK legislation remains in force.


Humber NHS - East Riding Healthtrainers
Providing personal support to adults within the East Riding who seek a healthier lifestyle

To find out more about this local health initiative please clck on the following weblink or contact the project co-ordinator, Natalie Belt -


Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

The Authority launched the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme to food businesses within our area on 1 April 2017. This will include certain passenger ships.

For further details please see our 'Food Hygiene Rating Scheme' page.

Hull & Goole Port Health Authority Joint Board Meetings
Calendar of 2017/18 Board meetings


Tuesday 11 December 2018 - 2pm

Tuesday 12 March 2019 - 10am

Tuesday 11June 2019 - 2pm

To be held at The Guildhall, Kingston upon Hull

Annual Governance & Accountability Return for Year Ended 31 March 2018

Please see the Public Notice on the "OUR SERVICE" webpage.