Environmental Permitting Operators Certificate

Become a ‘technically competent person’ to manage a waste site.


Operators are required to ensure they have appropriate technically competent managers on site in accordance with an ‘approved scheme’. The EPOC course will enable you to gain an Environmental Permitting Operators Certificate. This proves that you are technically competent and know how to comply with your waste facilities’ environmental permit and waste regulations.

What’s in it for me?

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • identify potential environmental impacts from wastes and resource facilities and have an awareness of mitigation and how you can avoid or reduce the risk
  • understand key environmental legislation relevant to operating wastes and resource management facilities
  • identify your responsibilities and appropriate actions in a range of potential scenarios to comply with the environmental permitting regulations
  • identify hazardous waste and the basic requirements of consignment.

Who should attend?

This course may be suitable if you are setting up a waste facility and need to demonstrate technical competence in England or Wales. Attendees are usually applying for an environmental permit from the Environment Agency or Natural Resources Wales to set up a new site. It is also relevant for anyone who wants a better understanding of how to comply with environmental permits and waste regulations. Those who pass the assessment on this course can use the certificate as their initial qualification for competence at a ‘low risk tier’ site. It can also be used to show competence for 12 months for those applying for a ‘medium’ (non-landfill) permit whilst they work towards the appropriate qualification from CIWM/WAMITAB Operator Competence Scheme.

Book a scheduled course

Scheduled courses are ideal for individuals interested in training. Please click your preferred date and location below and book online.

Arrange in company team training at your location

To explore our in company offering for groups of people, please contact the training team on 01604 620426 or email training@ciwm.co.uk.

Explore e-learning options

Currently we don’t have e-learning options for this course, view our current e-learning courses here. Alternatively, you can contact the Training Team on 01604 823342 or email training@ciwm.co.uk to discuss your needs.

Contact the Training Team: T: +44 (0)1604 823342   E: training@ciwm.co.uk
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