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Waste Industry (1): Legislation and Licencing

Gain an understanding of the statutory framework for health, safety and environmental, while developing a range of personal and professional skills required to succeed in the ever-changing waste and resource industry.

Description

Gain an understanding of the statutory framework for health, safety and environmental, while developing a range of personal and professional skills required to succeed in the ever-changing waste and resource industry. 

The Scottish Waste Industry Training, Competency, and Health & Safety (SWITCH) identified a need for training courses for operatives in the waste and resource sector.  

This course was designed to give operatives the knowledge and skills required to manage health, safety, and the environment in the workplace.

The course starts with the principles of the legal framework, this includes the influence of the European Union and its effect on UK legislation.  The judicial systems within Scotland and the UK are discussed and the relationship between statute law and common law clarified, criminal liability will also be explored.

In addition, the course will introduce the student to The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).  The course also enables the student to develop an in-depth understanding of the legal framework surrounding the waste industry, by identifying the key health, safety and environmental legislation used within the workplace including waste management licencing. 

By the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Gain a detailed understanding of the legislation in the UK and the EU, as it pertains to health, safety, and environmental law.
  • Identify, analyse, and apply management principles to waste management and advise on good management practice relating to waste, including special wastes.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the waste management licencing application process.

 

This is an SCQF Level 8 course and upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 20 credits and will also receive a certificate highlighting their participation in this module.

 

Target audience 

This course is aimed at anyone who is working as an operative at a supervisory level, in the resource and waste sector. 

There are no pre-requisites for the course but it is recommended that individuals demonstrate an interest in waste management.

 

Delivery and assessment 

This course will be delivered face-to-face at our Lanarkshire campus.  The course will be delivered biweekly over 12 weeks, 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm.  Exact timetable to be confirmed. 

By way of assessment, participants will be continuously assessed, and are required to complete two written reports and deliver one oral presentation.  Further detail on assessment methods will be made available to participants when the course begins.

 

Funding 

This course may be available on a part funded basis to some individuals through the Upskilling Fund.  If you are eligible for part-funding, a fee of £75 is payable, instead of the full course fee of £305.  Further details, including regarding eligibility, are available under Funding Support.

 

Contact us

Any questions relating to course content should be directed to Jan Miller (jan.miller@uws.ac.uk).  All general inquiries should be directed to cpd@uws.ac.uk.

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