This programme explores the policies and guidelines regarding environmental protection in industry and effective ways to implement them. It explores the importance of environmental awareness, the contents of an environmental policy, and actions that every industrial organisation should implement.
The impact of the industrial sector on the environment is massive. At the same time, issues such as climate disruption and the loss of habitats and ecology are growing in importance on a societal, moral, and legal scale.
The responsibility falls on industrial managers to maintain accountability and take steps to minimise waste and prioritise sustainable operations. Managers who fail to follow the right environmental management guidelines may face hefty fines and irreparable damage to their organisation’s reputation.
The negative effect of industrial production on the environment has been well documented over the past century. A business’ impact on the environment will depend on the industry it is in and the technology it uses. Modern, high technology industries will have a lower impact, whereas older, less advanced industries will have much higher.
Industrialistion is important for economic growth and development in society, but it can be harmful to the environment. We have to consider:
Industry is a major cause of air pollution and the operation of factories results in emissions of various pollutants, which all harm the environment.
Industries use and produce a lot of water, and the water waste is called effluent, and this can come from industrial outlets, treatment plants and sewers. Water waste pollutes underground reservoirs which in turn damages wildlife and ruins potential drinking water.
Some fish have disappeared for years due to water waste in the UK.
Heavy industries often use a lot of land whilst dealing with hazardous chemicals, dumping these on industrial sites, or suffering leakages in the past.
Examples of soil pollution sources are oil refineries and pipelines transporting gas, oil depots, petrol stations, garages, metal treatment and coating factories.
All the sources of pollution above can cause serious damage to the environment and managers have a legal responsibility to protect the environment from their operations.
The Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974 places responsibility on employers to protect their employees, their organisations, and their surroundings from everything that causes damage to the environment. Recently, new environmental control has been added to the rising list of regulations from the Pollution Prevent and Control Act 1999, which builds on the current Integrated Pollution Control.
The Environmental Protection Act 1990 puts a legal duty of care to prevent the environment on any person who imports, produces, carries, keeps, or disposes of controlled waste, or anyone who has control over such wastes.
This training programme gives individuals a clear knowledge of environmental awareness and protection in their industry. This course will educate managers to learn about environmental issues while performing industrial work and practical ways to minimise this risk at work.
When you successfully complete this course, you’ll be able to implement effective methods of environmental management in your industry and advance environmental performance actions.
The main objective of this training course is to teach participants how to minimise the effects of harmful industrial activities on the environment.
The environmental management course for managers requires:
- No prior subject knowledge
- No prior certification
This e-learning course explores:
- Benefits of implementing environmental policies
- Consequences of failing to plan for environmental protection
- Aspects of environmental policies and methods of implementation
- Health and safety standards, and current codes of practice for effective improvements in the surroundings
- Roles and duties of managers to protect the environment
This health and safety course on environmental protection in industry is for anyone who needs to know how to improve environmental standards in industry. It is specifically designed for:
Upon completing the course successfully, the participants will be able to:
- Understand the legal requirements regarding environmental protection in the industry
- Learn practical ways to reduce the impact of industrial operations on the environment
- Explore legislative, financial, and moral duties of protecting the environment
- Understand your role as a manager and reap the benefits of protecting the environment
- Learn about the organisational policies to actively improve the environment
Choosing Human Focus provides the following benefits to the trainees:
- RoSPA-approved course content and certificate
- Helps maintain compliance
- High-quality video content with clear voiceover
- Informative and interactive course content
- Short quizzes at the end of each section to support comprehension
- Round the clock access to the Learning Management System (LMS)
- Provides ease of learning, anytime and anywhere
Format: 100% online
Course Duration: 21+ minutes
- Single module
- Interactive quizzes at the end of each section to support comprehension
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be taken to the end-of-course assessment. This is a pass or a fail multiple-choice theory test. The required pass mark is 80% and users are allowed two attempts.
After passing the evaluation test, participants will receive a RoSPA-approved certificate via email to download.
The responsibility to protect the environment in the UK falls to the relevant Government Ministries. They are advised and supported by statutory bodies, such as Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, Scottish Natural Heritage, and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.
The Environment Agency is the main organisation responsible for enforcing legislation and issuing permits. In Wales, this is governed by Natural Resources Wales.
Local authorities are also responsible for the prevention of the environment against industrial activities and actions.
In England, the main body responsible for environmental protection, and the development of the laws and regulations is the UK government.
The environmental protection act 1990, is an act of parliament that as of 2008 defines the fundamental structure and authority of waste management, within England, Wales, and Scotland.
The act provides protection, conservation, rehabilitation, and improvement for the environment. The aim is for better control of pollution rising from certain industries and other methods.
All businesses and companies are obliged to follow the laws and regulations for the prevention of environmental issues. Managers and supervisors need to be aware of these environmental duties to determine which law applies to their role.
The primary purpose of the Environment Agency is to ‘protect’ or enhance the environment. They also promote the aim of achieving sustainable developments and are accountable for ensuring the health of humans and the atmosphere.
Along with this, it provides technical assistance to support the recovery of an individual’s health. This protection includes dangers such as pollution and flooding or other risks.