Waste Management & Environmental Legislation

(2 day programme with test paper)

This intensive two day course is designed to equip Learners with a knowledge and understanding of the EU and UK legislative structure, current environmental and safety legislative requirements, and the methods of enforcement within the waste and resource management industries.


No company or organisation can afford to neglect the law, but many companies still do not realise the full extent of their obligations under environmental and safety legislation. Lack of knowledge is no protection for either a company or an individual.  This course aims to cover the key legislative requirements that are required.

This course seeks to address the need for business and the regulators, in order to gain an appreciation of applicable environmental and safety legislation and the principle actions they should typically take to ensure they are legally compliant.

Who Should Attend?

This course is for individuals with environmental and safety management responsibilities and for regulators.

The AIM of this course is to understand……

• The legislative principles of waste management.
• The Planning and Permitting requirements for waste facilities.
• The Duty of Care requirements for each part of the chain of responsibility.
• The Hazardous Waste Consignment Note process.
• The Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974 and the duties of the responsible person.

Understand the general legislative principles of waste management:

The Structure of Legislation
Acts and regulations
Role of Parliament
The Executive
The Agencies
Role of the Courts
EU legislation
Interaction with the UK
Role of ECJ
Judicial review
Cause or Knowingly Permit
Prosecution policies

The Legal Terms:

Legal definitions
Practical definitions inert / household / commercial / industrial etc.
List of Wastes Regulations
What is not a waste- quality protocols/ EA position statements
EPA 1990 sections 33 and 34

The Planning and Permitting responsibilities for waste facilities:

Environmental Permitting Regulations including the types of permits
Planning Legislation-overview
Permit Applications
Permit modifications, variations etc.
Environmental Impact Statements
Planning Guidance
Fit & Proper Person tests
IPPC overview
Exemptions and low risk activities

The Duty of Care requirements for each part of the chain of responsibility:

Duty of Care principles
Storage Responsibilities
Litter Act and Clean Neighbourhoods Act - overview
Packaging Obligations- overview
Carrier and Disposer responsibilities

Treatment of Biodegradable Waste:

Composting and Anaerobic Digestion overview

Treatment of WEEE:

WEEE overview

The Hazardous Waste Consignment Note process:

The Regulations
Premises Registration
Consignment Note Procedures
Carrier Rounds
Disposer returns
List of Wastes-determination of hazardous wastes
ADR and Legal packaging

The responsibilities of the Carrier:

Duty of Care responsibilities and documentation
Secure loads
Registration of carriers

The responsibilities of the Waste Facility:

Landfill Tax
National Waste Strategy- landfill trading
Permit surrender-landfill
Oil Storage Regulations
Waste Acceptance

The Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974 and the duties of the responsible person:

Health and Safety at Work Act overview and main duties
Management of the Act -risk assessments
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations(PUWER)
Manual handling
PPE Regulations
Safety Signs
Working at height

Please click here to see our course dates and availability.

Please call us on 0844 800 8828 or e-mail us at enquiries@serac.co.uk to reserve a place.


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