Introduction to Environmental good practice on site (IEMA approved Level 1)
Environmental impacts will arise at any construction project, irrespective of the location, size or nature of the development, and have the potential to affect the immediate neighbour, and also the natural and built environment. Impacts can take many forms, such as noise or pollution, and can affect surrounding flora and fauna. Good environmental practice enables these issues to be managed positively.
The task of preventing impacts or minimising the risk of potential impacts is becoming increasingly the responsibility of site-based staff. This greater accountability at site level demands higher standards of environmental awareness and education by all site staff. Through training and using experienced staff, environmental issues can be effectively managed with the speed and urgency that is often required.
Who should attend
Site managers, environmental managers and anyone concerned with the environmental performance of a site.
Why should you attend?
- You will receive an overview of good environmental practice on construction sites
- You will be provided with practical guidance about managing construction sites to control environmental impacts
- Obtain CPD accreditation.
Course content outline
The aim of this training course based on the fourth edition of
CIRIA's Environmental good practice on site guide
(C741) is to provide practical guidance about managing
construction sites to control environmental impacts.
The CIRIA IEMA Approved one day training course includes:
Setting the scene
Overview of sustainable development, Construction 2025 – Industrial Strategy, emerging issues – building information modelling (BIM), sustainable procurement, Fairness, inclusion and respect (FIR), biodiversity/ ecosystem services, biodiversity offsetting.
Environmental benefits and obligations
Relationship between environmental, social & economic, legislation and contract conditions.
Overview of potential effects on the environment at pre-construction, construction and post-construction phase of projects
General project management
Explaining how the overall establishment and management of the site from initial set-up through to completion and demobilisation forms the basis of environmental good practice.
Advice on how to manage impacts for a range of environmental issues that includes an overview highlighting its importance:
- Resource management
- Energy efficiency
- Water efficiency
Source-pathway-receptor linkages, management responsibilities, managing known and unexpected contamination, remediation options, unexploded ordnance.
- Dust, emissions & odours:
- Noise & vibration
- Traffic management and vehicle use
- Traffic management plans and reducing nuisance
- The historic environment and dealing with archaeological remains
Abstraction & discharging, avoiding spillages, emergency preparedness & response, managing effluent from vehicles & boot washing, managing run-off and sediment.
Ecology, protected species and habitat
Potential impacts, protected animal species and habitats, wildlife surveys, managing wildlife, invasive animal species, invasive plant species and their management.
Delegates attending the open course will receive a free copy of
Environmental good practice on site (fourth edition) (C741)*.
*Publications are not included as standard in our in-house training courses,
and these will need to be purchased separately.