Site Based Env Awareness: Biowaste Facilities
Site Based Env Awareness: Biowaste Facilities
About this training
This online training course provides a review of key environmental regulations applicable to biowaste facilities in England and Wales and focusses on offering practical guidance to help you identify and minimise the environmental risks associated your waste facility.

Those involved in biowaste treatment have a crucial role in preventing environmental damage through their approach to waste management. This is highlighted in this course by raising awareness of the environmental impacts that can be caused by biowaste treatment facilities and the basic requirements that need to be met to comply with key regulations. This course also describes the practical steps that should be taken at your waste site to prevent pollution and environmental damage and meet these regulatory requirements.

To ensure that information is up-to-date and accurate, this course has been developed with input from the waste industry, consultants with regulatory experience and experienced training professionals.

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What will I learn on the course?
• Know global and local environmental impacts associated with waste facilities
• Know the environmental risks associated with biowaste treatment activities
• Know the basic principles of Environmental Risk Assessment
• Know your key duties under waste legislation
• Know the requirements of an environmental permit
• Know the other environmental regulations in relation to biowastes (e.g., Animal By-product regulations, nuisance regulations)
• Know what to expect during an environmental audit
• Know the components of Environmental Management Systems
• Know how to manage environmental risks (e.g., accidents, odour from anaerobic digestion and composting, bioaerosols, pests, pollution of air, water and land) including the development of management plans.

Who is it for?
• Suitable for all members of staff, however the content is aimed at those in a supervisory level.
• Employees of biowaste treatment facilities across England and Wales
• Site based staff and operatives who want to understand their duties under the regulations and learn how to prevent environmental damage whilst carrying out their day-to-day activities
• Members of the management team who want to understand the regulations that apply to biowaste facilities

What are the entry requirements for this course?
You do not require any prior knowledge of waste regulations and biowaste management to enrol in this course.

How will I benefit from taking the course?
Once you have completed this training, you will be able to identify and minimize environmental risks at your biowaste facility, have a greater understanding of the regulatory requirements you need to meet, and know what to do when things go wrong. Images, interactive elements, links and quizzes are used to help you understand and remember the course content.

You can continue your professional development by enrolling on one of the following:
• Duty of Care
• Environmental Permitting Operators Certificate (EPOC)
• Anaerobic Digestion – Module 1

General Information
Certificate: Yes
Duration: 90-120 minutes
Legislation used: UK
Contributes to CPD: Yes

How will I access the course?
To book this training you must sign in or create an account - please complete this process on the right of this page. Once you have booked you will be emailed with a username, password and a link to access the training.
Discounted member price: 92.40
You could save: 19.8%