Funeral Business Inspections
EHOs from the local Council or the PHU conduct audits and inspections of funeral businesses and facilities for handling bodies. Audits include inspection of cleaning procedures, waste disposal, viewing areas, fit out of a premises and storage of bodies.
An EHO from a local Council or the PHU must participate in any exhumation to ensure the exhumation is carried out appropriately and to ensure the deceased is treated with privacy and respect.
EHOs from the PHU provide advice on various funeral industry matters including private burials, transporting bodies, cremations and burials out to sea.
For more information please see the Environmental Health section of the NSW Health website.