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Course Summary


This one day interactive course has been developed for site supervisors/managers with the aim of providing candidates with an introduction to environmental issues on construction sites.


It is designed to meet the basic environmental knowledge that the sub-contract chain is required to prove to major contractors, and covers the environmental aspects of the new Health, Safety & Environmental touch screen test. The course will bring you environmental and sustainability knowledge up to date by giving a thorough overview of the subject, relevant legislation and industry best practice.


It will enable you to identify, control and minimise the environmental impacts of your work and where possible identify environmental improvement opportunities.




You will gain knowledge and understanding in:

•   What is meant by the term ‘environment’
•   How to deal with archaeology and heritage on a construction project
•   Effective waste management
•   Pollution controls, and why the environment should be protected
•   The use of environmental management systems
•   Why it is important to be a good neighbour and responsible contractor




At the end of the day you will be able to:

•   Understand the need to protect the environment
•   Implement environmental management systems into the management of the site
•   Have an understanding of the impact archaeology and heritage can have on a site
•   Identify the principles of the good neighbour initiative
•   Appreciate the need to be a responsible contractor


Units/topics covered


The qualification covers the following topics:


•          Source – pathway – receptor

•          Pollution prevention
•          Ecology •          Statutory nuisance
•          Contaminated land •          Archaeology and heritage
•          Waste management

•          Responsible contractor




There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it was developed for construction supervisors and this should therefore be considered before enrolling delegates on to this course.


Validity of Course


Valid for 5 years – to remain certified in this area, you will need to retake the course before the expiry date.




1 Day




Assessment will be by multiple choice questions at the end of the course. It is also expected that delegates interact during the course. The examination demonstrates to external bodies that the certificate is only awarded to successful delegates following both an assessment and examination.

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