The 2-day CIF Environmental Management for Construction Programme is accredited with City & Guilds Assured and has been designed to focus on four key thematic areas of land, waste, water and pollution prevention. The programme incorporates workshops to provide practical tools and advice for construction site management.
The workshops will enable participants to develop a Resource and Waste Management Plan (RWMP), a Land Management Plan and a Water Management Plan tailored for the construction sector. Furthermore, the outcomes from the workshops will be transposed into an overall Project Environmental Management Plan for utilisation by course graduates.
The course 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.
In December 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency published the ‘Best Practice Guidelines for the Preparation of Resource & Waste Management Plans (RWMP) for C&D Projects’. The Guidelines include a recommendation that “planning authorities stipulate that an RWMP shall be submitted for all construction and demolition projects as best practice to inform the planning consent process”. All participants on the CIF/City & Guilds Assured’ Environmental Management in Construction programme receive template RWMPs for Tier 1 and Tier 2 developments.