Notice of Intent to Operate, Modify, or Relocate a Business
Anyone planning to open or move a recreational camp must complete
the Notice of Intent to Operate, Modify,
or Relocate a Personal Service Setting form and submit it to the
Northwestern Health Unit. The NWHU
can provide a new PSS with a package of information to assist them in meeting
the Regulations and notification requirements, or you can download the
documents below. Contact the
Northwestern Health Unit and speak to a public health inspector if you have
questions regarding the application process.
Additional permits and licenses may be required from other provincial and municipal departments and agencies.
Use the Accidental Exposure Recording Form to record the details of an accidental exposure to hazardous or infectious substances. It must be kept by the owner/operator of the premises for 5 years, with the most recent 12 months onsite.
Use the blank High Level Disinfection Record Sheet to record details of disinfectants and expiration dates. For how to properly fill it out, view this Sample Sheet.
Use the blank Sterilization Log Sheet to keep track of spore tests and sterilization loads.
Depending on your business, other records are required to be kept including client records and skin invasive procedures records. Contact your local public health inspector to confirm which records you must keep and for how long.
Public Health Inspections: Disclosure
The Northwestern Health Unit is implementing an evidence-based, on-site disclosure system for operators of recreational camps, recreational water facilities, food premises, and personal service settings. Previously, the results of health inspections were posted online and available through a Freedom of Information request. Now, in addition to online disclosure, establishments must publicly display signs that indicate how well they adhere to the laws that protect consumers from infections and food-borne illnesses.
For a detailed explanation of the program, download this package: Personal Service Setting On-Site Disclosure Operator’s Package.
To view the past two years of public health inspection results, visit the ChooseWise website.
Passing Your Inspection: Online IPAC Course
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit offers an online-only infection prevention and control course for
owners, operators and staff of personal service settings. It covers the
Registration details and more information can be found here.
This course is not required by law, but is highly recommended as it includes essential information for understanding infection control practices and passing health inspections.
Regulations and Set Fines