Environmental legislation

Environmental legislation – overview

A thorough account of the UK and European legal framework and its requirements as regards
managing environmental performance.

Full details below or download course outline.

Learning objectives

This course will help staff to understand:

  • The framework of UK and European legislation and its enforcement
  • The principal features of the legislation as they apply to your organisation’s activity/product/
    service
  • The benefit of having an Environmental Management System such as ISO 14001
  • How their own actions and decisions can either expose or protect the organisation in relation to its
    legal obligations
Who should attend?

This course is intended for personnel within an organisation who are responsible for, or are involved
in, activities that could have an impact on the environment. There is no restriction on who should
attend as the subjects covered are of interest to all levels of personnel within an organisation.
Course format

An inter-active one-day course employing a mixture of formal presentations, video, workshop
exercises and assessment. The exercises require that the group size be limited to no more than 16
participants, although the course can be re-structured for larger groups if necessary.
Special feature

This course is best tailored specifically to the needs of your organisation, to ensure the relevance of
all parts of the course to your particular operating environment.
Expert trainer

Subash is a Past President and current (2015) vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

A Chartered Fellow of IOSH, Subash has a wealth of experience in risk management, having worked across a range of sectors and disciplines in a truly diverse 25-year career to date.

Having qualified originally as an Occupational Hygienist, Subash started his professional career in local government before moving on to the brewing industry, working for Grand Metropolitan and Courage Brewing as their regional SHE Manager. His next career move led him to Rentokil Initial, where he spent eight years, the last two as a board director within Initial Catering Services.

In 2002, Subash founded a successful risk management and loss control consultancy that provides services to blue chip companies, as well as to a large number of SMEs, around the world.

Subash is an experienced health and safety trainer and public speaker. He contributes regularly to a number of health and safety publications as well as writing the successful ‘common sense guide to…’ series of books published by Routledge. He has been involved in the production of several health and safety documents for trade associations and for the Health and Safety Executive.

Outside the world of work, Subash was a public member of Network Rail (2008-11), is a serving Magistrate and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

An experienced trainer, he has a unique ability to captivate his audiences, as the following comments show:
‘Fantastic trainer who totally engaged and motivated the group.’
‘Subash again performed with knowledge, information and humour.’
‘Very well presented. I think the subject was demonstrated in a manner that meant all attendees were able to absorb and understand all items covered.’
‘I actually quite enjoyed the course!!’
‘A good course, excellent content and very well paced.’
‘Subash was extremely knowledgeable – a H&S encyclopaedia.’
‘A lot more interesting and engaging than expected!’
‘The speaker clearly had a significant breadth and depth of understanding and experience of the subject.’
‘Excellent use of case studies and ‘real life’ examples. A real professional.’

Environmental legislation – course outline

1 Introduction and objectives

2 Introduction to environmental law and enforcement

  • Sources of law (European and UK)
  • Structure and enforcement
  • Key legislation

3 Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) and Local Air Pollution and Control
(LAPC)

  • Pollution and Prevention Control Act 1999
  • EC Directives on PPC
  • The meaning of BAT
  • Transitional provisions
  • Fit and proper persons
  • Control of emissions to air
  • National Air Quality Strategy

4 Packaging and producer responsibilities

  • Who, what and how
  • The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations
  • Obligations and exemptions
  • Registration
  • Recycling and recovery obligations
  • Records
  • Duties of the Environment Agency
  • Offences
  • Developments

5 Waste management

  • National Waste Strategy
  • Waste minimisation (re-use/recycling)
  • Waste definition
  • Disposal and recovery
  • Controlled waste management
  • Hazardous waste management

6 Proposed Legislation and EC Directives

  • EU Commission’s waste and resources strategies
  • Implementation of ELV (End of Life Vehicles) Directive
  • WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive transposition into UK legislation
  • Other producer responsibility initiatives
  • Other proposals from the EU

7 Conclusion

  • Open forum
  • Summary
  • Close