Albertans can now view public health inspection reports for public pools online.
Alberta Health Services made the announcement Wednesday and noted the publicly available reports will also include personal services and childcare facilities
Albertans have had access to food facility inspection reports online since 2008. While pool, personal service and childcare facilities have always been inspected and reports available upon request, AHS has not previously posted the reports online.
New pool facility inspection reports will be posted and accessible online starting Wednesday, while personal services facility inspection reports will start being available on April 3 and childcare facility inspection reports on May 1.
“AHS works with all restaurant, pool, personal service and childcare operators to ensure the facilities are safe and support the health of Albertans,” says Mark Fehr, Executive Director for Safe Healthy Environments with Alberta Health Services (AHS). “By enhancing online access to a broader range of public health inspection reports, this initiative will help Albertans make additional informed choices for themselves and their families.”
Posting of the reports is happening in stages to align with capacity to conduct internal audits of information system and to respond to questions that might come from industry representatives.
“AHS has been working with these businesses to ensure they have the resources and information they need before we start posting reports publicly online,” says Dr. Kathryn Koliaska, Medical Officer of Health, Safe and Health Environments, AHS. “This includes online engagement sessions with impacted businesses and associations, as well as educational resources and access to inspectors for discussions.”
To view the reports, head to ahs.ca/inspections.