Introduction to Environmental Awareness on a Waste Facility
Introduction to Environmental Awareness on a Waste Facility
About this training
This online training course provides a high-level summary of key environmental regulations applicable to waste facilities (e.g. waste transfer station, materials recovery facilities, skip hire, household waste sites and similar waste) in England and Wales. It focusses on offering practical guidance to help you identify and minimise the environmental risks associated your waste facility.

Those in the waste industry 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 the waste industry 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.

a) All candidates taking this e-learning course, MUST have an individual email address.
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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 specific to activities at waste facilities
• Know the basic principles of Environmental Risk Assessment
• Know your key duties under waste legislation
• Know the requirements of an environmental permit
• Know the components of Environmental Management Systems
• Know how environmental risks can be managed (e.g., noise, pests, odour, accidents, pollution of air, water, and land)

Who is it for?
• Suitable for all members of staff
• Employees of waste transfer stations (and similar facilities) England and Wales
• Site based staff and operatives who want to learn, or be reminded of how they can prevent environmental damage whilst carrying out their day-to-day activities
• Members of the management team who want an introduction to broad range of environmental topics
What are the entry requirements for this course?
You do not require any prior knowledge of waste regulations or waste 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 waste site, understand the basic requirements you need to meet to comply with key regulations, 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
• Hazardous Waste Regulations
• Environmental Permitting Operators Certificate (EPOC)

General Information
Certificate: Yes
Duration: 60-90 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: 68.40
You could save: 20.3%