Environmental health performance indicators

The performance of the Environmental Health Service is monitored and reviewed through a number of performance indicators. Corporate indicators require us to set targets and report on the percentage of the number of premises that are broadly compliant and better than broadly compliant in terms of food safety as set against the number of premises subject to intervention in the 6 or 12 months category.

Administrative area Broadly compliant High risk premises Percentage of broadly compliant premises
Banff and Buchan 42 51 82.4%
Buchan 38 53 71.7%
Formartine 28 33 84.8%
Garioch 34 45 75.6%
Marr 23 31 74.2%
Kincardine & Mearns 23 31 69.7%
Aberdeenshire 188 246 76.4%

The percentage of broadly compliant premises has remained at the same level as in 2017/18, with performance remaining 11% above the target. Premises which are found not to be broadly compliant are subject to a mandatory re-visit and the food business operator is encouraged to rectify the noted contraventions of food law. Failure to informally address recorded breaches of food law promptly will result in formal action being taken.

We also set targets and report on the number of hours taken to attend onsite for domestic noise complaints. A complaint is an expression of concern to the council about domestic noise in the expectation that we will address the matter.

Administrative area Domestic noise complaints Number requiring attendance Hours to attend
Banff and Buchan 31 8 27
Buchan 26 7 45
Formartine 47 12 108
Garioch 59 20 76
Marr 28 6 103
Kincardine & Mearns 33 15 59
Aberdeenshire 224 68 66

The number and type of complaints lodged is outwith our control, and the fluctuation of numbers depend on a variety of factors, for example, the environment and the person logging the complaint.

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