Construction Industry Environmental Management Training

CIF Training. 27/02/2018 Latest News

Construction Industry Environmental Management Training

Construction activity in the 21st Century is subject to environmental legislation as EU Directives drive significant changes to Irish legislation. The construction sector needs to play their part in collaborating to protect our environments in a rapidly changing world.  Businesses in Ireland must comply with specific European and Irish legislation to lessen their environmental footprint and this includes construction companies.

As the construction industry here in Ireland enjoys a resurgence in capital investment spending, there is increasing the demand for raw materials, labour, water, energy, and plant and equipment.  This brings with it an increase in activity which affects our environment, such as emissions, waste generation and a higher demand for treatment and disposal services.

This means that business owners and managers who have responsibility for waste management and pollution prevention on construction sites need to comply fully with legislation and implement best practice when it comes to environmental management.  Environmental Management Training is essential so that the person responsible has the knowledge necessary to ensure compliance on site.

Changes in environmental legislation are designed to reduce the impact of human activity on the environment, leading to a healthier future for all.  One of the industries that has a severe impact on the environment is construction – affecting not just the site where building is taking place, but the wider environment too.  The supply of materials and personnel involves transportation activity, while the construction activity itself results in waste that will need to be disposed of.

All construction activity nowadays needs to comply with stringent legislation which has been developed in recent years which means that those who are currently working within the construction sector have to be knowledgeable with regard to current EU and Irish requirements.  This means that there are managers and workers already enjoying successful careers within our sector who will need to update their training to ensure you company is compliant.

However, undergoing any type of training takes up valuable time for those who are working, leaving them facing the dilemma of how to find the necessary time to gain the qualifications and knowledge necessary to stay up to date in a rapidly changing jobs market.

Here at CIF Learning & Development, we’ve condensed the relevant training into a comprehensive one-day course which offers a rapid and convenient way for business owners and managers to ensure that they are fully up to date with current legislation and that they have the knowledge and qualifications necessary to ensure compliance.  The course will ensure that those who participate will be receive current information to:

  • Recognise the predominant environmental issues that currently face the construction industry.
  • Know how to carry out a pre-construction environmental site assessment which determines base line levels.
  • Identify any constraints likely to be present for development works
  • Know all the practical measures which must be taken to manage stone and soil, waste, air quality, water and waste water on a construction site in order to prevent pollution and comply with legislation.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the environmental legislation that is relevant for construction activities.
  • Possess the tools necessary to manage environmental consideration on a construction site in an effective manner.

Our comprehensive training covers all the topics necessary to ensure that participants understand the environmental issues that need to be considered during construction processes and activities.  This includes land management, energy management, pollution prevention and waste disposal.  Sustainable construction activity is essential, and non-compliance brings with it serious repercussions which include heavy fines and, in some cases, EPA prosecutions.

Don’t let your career in construction falter in this rapidly changing work environment – invest just one day of your time on training for a better, more environmentally-conscious future.