environmental protection training

Waste Management Training

Course Duration: 50+ minutes

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Waste Management

£35.00 +VAT

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This online training course examines the legal responsibilities of handling waste and required systems for doing so. It covers vital information such as waste classification, waste transfer documentation and methods to reduce waste.

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Environment Act 1995 state that anyone who handles, produces, imports, stores or disposes of waste needs to ensure it is done safely. Anyone involved in helping to meet these legal duties must be provided adequate training to do so.

Course Outline

Waste Management

This online course on waste management comprises two modules and an end test:

Module 1: Waste Management – Roles & Responsibilities

  • The waste hierarchy
  • Duty of care
  • Roles & responsibilities
  • Waste classification
  • Hazardous waste duties
  • Duties for hazardous waste carriers
  • Duties for hazardous waste consignment

Module 2: Waste Management – Putting into Practice

  • Recycling
  • Waste utilisation
  • Segregation
  • Storage
  • Transfer
  • Documentation
  • Audits

End Test

  • End-of-course knowledge test to assess the trainee’s knowledge gained from this course
  • 10 multiple-choice questions
  • Pass mark – 80%

Learning Outcomes

By taking this Waste Management Training, users will have a greater awareness of:

  • Waste hierarchy and how to apply it to all waste that is produced
  • Duty of Care on any organisation that produces or handles waste
  • Roles and responsibilities for waste management and duty of care
  • Duties for hazardous waste consignment
  • How to put waste management into practice
  • How to inspect, audit and document the waste management procedures

Why Waste Management Training is Vital

Organisations have a clear moral and legal duty to manage the waste that they produce. Poor waste management contributes to air and ground pollution and surface water contamination. It also leads to ill health and speeds climate disruption.

In order to control for these negative impacts, the waste hierarchy must be applied to all waste that is produced. Wherever possible, waste should be diverted from landfills, systems of recycling should be in place and waste should be reduced. Any hazardous waste must be controlled, tracked and documented.

A failure to ensure that the waste you have produced is handled safely and within the law will result in significant fines and imprisonment.

Course Benefits

Choosing Human Focus for the environmental waste management course provides the following benefits:

  • IIRSM approved
  • Supports compliance with relevant legislation
  • Protects organisation from breaches of environmental law
  • Demonstrates compliance and social responsibility
  • Provides staff with essential waste management information
  • Concise yet informative content

Course Details

Study length50+ minutes
Approval bodyIIRSM approved
Target AudienceHealth, safety and environmental officers / anyone whose duties involve
handling site waste – intermediate
FormatTwo interactive modules with an end of course test
AssessmentOnline multiple-choice test
CertificationOnline certificate issued immediately on course completion
Certification Validity Duration3 years

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