2-day Environmental Management for Construction (Focused on Land, Waste, Water & Pollution Prevention)

Training Course Information

This 2-day CIF programme has been developed in conjunction with the 1-day course offering in Environmental Management for Construction. The 2-day programme is designed to focus on four key thematic areas (land, waste, water and pollution prevention) in detail, incorporating four workshops to provide practical tools and advice for construction site management. The workshops will enable participants to develop a Waste Management Plan, a Land Management plan, a Water Management Plan and a Pollution Prevention Plan tailored for the construction sector.

Target Participants

It is intended to meet the needs of personnel with responsibility for pollution prevention and effective waste management on construction sites.  The course should assist construction site management to understand and comply with legal obligations and implement best practice with respect to environmental management.

Course Objectives

Having completed the programme, each participant should:

  1. Recognise the most prevalent environmental issues facing the construction sector;
  2. Possess the tools necessary to effectively manage environmental considerations onsite;
  3. Understand the most pertinent environmental legislation for construction;
  4. Be able to classify waste and ensure proper segregation and handling;
  5. Know how to develop a site waste management plan;
  6. Understand the requirements for waste collection and for record-keeping;
  7. Know how to undertake a pre-construction environmental site assessment to determine baseline levels, and to identify any constraints for development works;
  8. Be able to develop a land management plan;
  9. Understand the requirements for handling excess soil and stone;
  10. Understand the limitations and licensing arrangements for use and disposal of waters;
  11. Be able to develop a water management plan;
  12. Understand the welfare requirements for provision of a safe and reliable water supply;
  13. Utilise the general hierarchy of controls to prevent pollution;
  14. Know the requirements for correct storage and handling of hazardous materials;
  15. Be able to manage and adequately clean-up spills;
  16. Recognise best practice with regards to control of noise and dust generation.

Course Content

Module 1: Waste Management Module 2: Land Management
  • Legal Requirements
  • Waste Policy
  • Waste Avoidance
  • Classification of Waste
  • Site Waste Management Plans
  • Waste Collection and Transportation
  • Tracking of Waste Movements
  • Waste Treatment and Disposal / Recovery
  • Workshop: Develop a Waste Management Plan
  • Legal Requirements
  • Derelict Sites
  • Soil Categories
  • Land Stripping
  • Site Restoration & Reinstatement
  • Use of Soil & Stone
  • Article 27
  • Pre-Construction Site Assessments
  • Contaminated Land
  • Workshop: Develop a Land Management Plan
Module 3: Water Management Module 4: Pollution Prevention
  • Legal Requirements & Government Policy
  • Surface Water & Groundwater
  • Waste Water & Trade Effluent
  • Licensed Discharges
  • Water Management at Construction Sites
  • Potable Water
  • Water Conservation & Reuse
  • Workshop: Develop a Water Management Plan
  • Legal Requirements
  • Pollution Linkage & Hierarchy of Control
  • Storage & Handling of Hazardous Materials
  • Good Housekeeping Measures
  • Substitution of Hazardous Materials
  • Management & Reporting of Spills
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Control of Noise
  • Workshop: Develop a Pollution Prevention Plan

Course Fee

The fee for the programme is €550.00 for CIF members and €650.00 for non-CIF members per attendee.

Duration

This course is held over two consecutive days. Daily start time is 08:45am to 17:00pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided each day.

Timetable

Day 1 Day 2
08:45 – 09:00 Registration, introductions & course overview
09:00 – 09:15 Legal requirements & waste policy
09:15 – 09:45 Waste avoidance
09:45 – 10:00 Classification of waste
10:00 – 10:30 Workshop (waste management plan)
10:30 – 10:45 Break (15 minutes)
10:45 – 11:15 Waste collection & transportation
11:45 – 12:00 Tracking of waste movements
12:00 – 12:30 Waste treatment & disposal / recovery
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (60 minutes)
13:30 – 13:45 Introduction to land management
13:45 – 14:00 Legal requirements pertaining to land management
14:00 – 14:30 Pre-construction environmental site assessment
14:30 – 15:00 Soil stripping & reinstatement
15:00 – 15:30 Use of excess soil & stone (including article 27)
15:30 – 15:45 Break (15 minutes)
15:45 – 16:15 Workshop (land management plan)
16:15 – 16:45 Contaminated land
16:45 – 17:00 Review of learning outcomes
08:45 – 09:00 Registration, introductions & course overview
09:00 – 09:15 Legal requirements & government policy
09:15 – 09:45 Surface & ground waters
09:45 – 10:15 Waste water
10:15 – 10:30 Licensed discharges
10:30 – 11:00 Workshop (water management plan)
11:00 – 11:15 Break (15 minutes)
11:15 – 11:45 Potable water
11:45 – 12:15 Water conservation & reuse
12:15 – 12:30 Trade effluent
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (60 minutes)
13:30 – 13:45 Registration, introductions & course overview
13:45 – 14:00 Legal requirements
14:00 – 14:30 Pollution linkage & general hierarchy of control
14:30 – 15:00 Storage, handling & transportation of hazardous materials
15:00 – 15:30 Substitution of hazardous materials
15:30 – 15:45 Break (15 minutes)
15:45 – 16:15 Workshop (pollution prevention plan)
16:15 – 16:30 Management & reporting of spills
16:30 – 16:45 Emergency preparedness
16:45 – 17:00 Control of noise

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