This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and results in a nationally recognised qualification, providing an awareness of key environmental concepts and an introduction to environmental management systems. Environmental issues impact on every organisation. Rising costs of energy and raw materials, growing awareness of clients, customers and stakeholders and increasing legislation are forcing organisations to address their own environmental performance. Tackling these issues can benefit businesses by reducing waste and utility costs, reducing liabilities and access to new markets and investors.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The course is ideally suited to members of staff whose activities could have a significant impact on the environment. Especially recommended for supervisors or managers who are being introduced to environmental issues for the first time.
To offer delegates an understanding of the following:-
- Environmental impacts and sustainability – definitions, concepts, basic principles;
- Understanding aspects and impacts – identifying key environmental aspects/impacts;
- Principles of environmental law – basic legislation, enforcement, enusring compliance;
- Energy use and carbon management – greenhouse effect/climate change, resource management;
- Resource efficiency and waste minimisation – effective use of resources, waste management;
- Water management – reducing water consumption, control of water pollution;
- Pollution prevention and emergency planning – types of emergencies and responses, how pollution is caused, environmental risk management.
- Environmental management systems – benefits of environmental management systems, key stages of environmental management systems, successful implementation.
Sucessfull completion of the training programme and assessment will enable candidates to understand the:-
- Key terms used in environmental management;
- Primary local and global environmental impacts of their organisation;
- Basic principles, key concepts and importance of environmental law;
- Link between their jobs and a range of environmental impacts;
- Business benefits of adopting an environmental management system;
- Key issues relating to energy use and carbon management, waste minimisation, water use, pollution and emergency planning.