New Waste Duty of Care Consultancy Services Launched!
Duty of care legislation applies to every organisation in the UK which produces, handles or controls waste. Organisations have a duty to ensure that any waste it produces is collected by an authorised waste carrier and sent to an authorised site. The Compliance People are here to help you meet these obligations and can provide a range of services to support your business with this.
We offer the following services:
WASTE DUTY OF CARE VIRTUAL TRAINING
If your organisation produces, moves or recovers/disposes of waste then, you have legal waste duty of care obligations which you and your employees must understand and comply with. This course will support you to clearly understand and manage these responsibilities.
Over 2 training modules conducted over Microsoft Teams, one of our experienced consultants will provide a comprehensive overview of the waste duty of care and other key waste legislation that is applicable in England, to give you the skills required to comply.
This course is aimed at all organisations and individuals who generate, handle or treat waste within England. It will be particularly useful for those producing waste as part of their business activities, in addition to employees who handle waste and complete waste transfer paperwork.
What will I learn?
Using a mixture of presentations, activities and group discussions, by the end of the course you will be able to:
- understand the legal requirements so you can comply with your waste duty of care;
- understand waste controls, environmental permits and exemptions;
- complete waste transfer notes and hazardous waste consignment notes;
- undertake duty of care checks on waste contractors and track your compliance with duty of care requirements; and
- understand how to correctly classify the waste you produce;
You will leave the course with the tools, templates, and knowledge required to ensure that your organisation is managing its waste correctly, safely and in accordance with the law.
You can read more about our online course here.
WASTE DUTY OF CARE CHECKS
One of our experienced consultants can act as the competent person for your organisation and help to ensure you are compliant with your duty of care. Depending on your requirements, we can check on your behalf that:
- All waste contractors collecting waste from your premises are registered with the Environment Agency as an authorised waste carrier.
- The recovery or disposal sites each waste stream is being taken to holds an appropriate waste permit or exemption authorising the acceptance of that waste type.
- There are no ongoing compliance issues, or outstanding enforcement actions being taken by environmental regulators against the waste contractors being used.
WASTE DUTY OF CARE WASTE COACHING
An experienced consultant will work with your organisation to ensure that you are confident in meeting your duty of care obligations. We will support you to understand what the requirements look like in a business scenario and how to ensure compliance. This will involve coaching with staff on how to check waste contractors are authorised to transport waste and accept it at site, and how to record such checks have been conducted. We can also support with writing waste procedures or offer other bespoke support services dependant on your requirements.
WASTE DUTY OF CARE WASTE CONTRACTOR AUDITS
We are able to offer onsite duty of care audits at waste contractor sites to ensure that where your organisation is sending its waste is compliant with waste legislation. We will ensure that the waste streams you are sending to each facility are authorised to be accepted there, that the operator is compliant with the environmental permit in place and that the site is managing your waste in an environmentally responsible manner. The audits can also be tailored to your bespoke business needs and consider other factors such as onsite health and safety, if required. The consultant auditing each site will provide a full audit report of the findings.
If you are interested in any of the services above or would like to register your interest for one of our training courses, please get in touch via [email protected] to arrange an informal chat with one of our consultants about how we can support your organisation.