Work Premises and Meeting Venues

The Environment Office supervises the health conditions of work premises and meeting venues. A notification has to be made of the commissioning of work premises or meeting venues prior to taking them into use. Guidelines for planning venues are available at the Environment Office.

The aim is to prevent health risks caused by issues such as ventilation, surface materials, or sound-proofing. The notification duty concerns activities, institutions and venues whose influence extends to large groups of people or special interest groups such as children or the elderly. Work premises and meeting venues subject to notification include

  • Work premises the use of which may cause health damage
  • Public entertainment or meeting venues
  • Premises used as hairdressing salons or barbershops, beauty parlours, or the like
  • Gyms or other sports venues
  • Other comparable institutions or premises

Valvira Health Protection

Environment Office of the Oulu Region

Visiting address
Solistinkatu 2
90140 Oulu

Postal address
Environment Office of the Oulu Region
PO Box 34
90015 City of Oulu

Telephone number
(08) 558 410 (switchboard)
044 703 6700 (environmental health care helpline)
044 703 6790 (environmental protection helpline and supervision number)

E-mail address

(08) 557 1490

Hailuoto, Kempele, Liminka, Lumijoki, Muhos, Oulu, Tyrnävä