Certificate in Environmental Management

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Last updated Mon, 27-Mar-2023
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Those who hold the NEBOSH Environmental Certificate are able to help their employers demonstrate environmental excellence and social responsibility, as well avoid prosecution, litigation, and loss of reputation. Of international relevance, the qualification provides knowledge and skills to support the introduction and maintenance of the environmental management standard ISO 14001 within your organisation.

 

Course objectives of Environmental Management Certificate

  • Environmental Management Systems and aspect identification

  • Sources and use of energy and energy efficiency 

  • Control of pollution

  • Planning for and dealing with environmental emergencies.

 



Day 1
Environmental Context

  • How humans interact with the environment

  • Definitions: ‘climate change’, ‘air’, ‘water and land pollution’, ‘biodiversity’ and ‘depletion of natural resources’

  • The costs of environmental pollution

  • The hydrological cycle and the carbon cycle

  • Resource Consumption

  • Waste minimization



Day 2
Environmental Legislation & Management

  • Key aspects and requirements of UK legislation

  • Environmental Protection Act, IPPC, PPC

  • European directives and national legislation impact on commercial activities

  • Common Management Systems

  • Environmental Management Systems

  • EMAS, ISO 14001



Day 3
Environmental aspects & Policy

  • Identify how an organisation’s activities can affect the environment

  • Identify and describe an organisation’s environmental aspects

  • Evaluate the significance of environmental effects in order to prioritise an organisation’s environmental activities indirect aspects that might have an influence over supplier performance

  • How to write an environmental policy

  • Appropriate techniques to disseminate the policy



Day 4
Environmental management techniques & Training

  • Practical environmental management techniques in waste minimization

  • Prioritise actions needed to improve performance

  • Changing work activities to improve environmental performance

  • Benefits of environmental awareness and management education

  • Factors to be considered in the development and content of the training programme

  • The necessity for feedback and evaluation



Day 5
Environmental Auditing, Reporting and Emergency Plans
  • Undertake an internal audit to an agreed specification and make recommendations

  • Producing an environmental report adopting good practice features

  • Types of emergency situation that might have an impact on the environment

  • How prior preparation and provision of training and resources can mitigate any effects

  • Course Evaluation and Summary


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