Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- Complete this course online in just 40 minutes
- CPD approved
- CIEH assured
- Show commitment to the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Environment Act 1995 and many other legislations
- Suitable for all levels of staff and management
- End of course test and printable certificate
- Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available
- Contact us to find out more about condensed versions and different languages
Environmental Awareness Training Course Contents
1. The Environment and how it's changing
In this section we look at what the environment actually is, what’s happening to it and why.
This section highlights global warming, climate change, renewable and non-renewable energy sources, pollution and waste.
SUSTAINABILITY means making sure resources are available both now AND in the future.
This section concentrates on environmental law and at what can be done at a GLOBAL, NATIONAL and LOCAL level to help the environment.
3. The Environment and the Workplace
Businesses can effect the environment in many negative ways, some even go unnoticed, but a few of the biggest effects from businesses are:
- Visual blight
This final section is very much focused on the WORKPLACE and how organisations can make a real difference through the better use of resources and through good handling of waste and recycling. It looks at Environmental Management Systems and carbon offsetting.
This section includes well-designed interactive pages – one concentrating on things employers can do, and one looking at what employees can do, to help the environment. The pages are very visual. Simply by highlighting an area of the typical workplace you can view ideas and suggestions for possible improvement in that area.
Test & Certificate
This Environmental Awareness Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
The Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Environment Act 1995
The Environmental Protection Act 1990 (as amended in 2008) and the Environment Act 1995 say that anyone who produces, handles or disposes of waste must make sure it’s done properly and safely. Businesses and households that don’t comply can be given fines or even prison sentences. The Control of Pollution Act 1974 and its 1989 Amendment regulate waste transportation and disposal, water pollution, air pollution and noise pollution, with fines for non-compliance. The EU Emissions Trading Scheme covers 31 countries. It limits the total amount of certain greenhouse gases that factories, power plants and airlines are allowed to emit, and lets companies buy, sell or trade their emission allowances.
It shall be a defence for a person charged under this act to prove: a) that he took all reasonable precautions and exercised all due diligence to to avoid the commission of the offence; or b) that he acted under instructions from his employer and neither knew nor had reason to suppose that the acts done by him constituted a contravention of [the Environmental Protection Act].
Other legislations relating to environmental awareness in the UK
The Clean Air Act 1993 places legal limits and prohibitions on smoke, fumes, dust and grit coming from fireplaces or furnaces in homes or business properties. It also regulates the composition of fuels used in cars and other engines.
The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and the Natural Environment and Communities Act 2006 cover the protection of native wildlife, management of non-native species, and the conservation of nature reserves, sites of specific scientific interest, and other natural environments.
The Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment Regulations 2006 (amended in 2009) covers the environmental performance of businesses that manufacture, supply, use, recycle and recover electrical equipment.
The Kyoto Protocol is an international treaty - an agreement between countries to help reduce our GLOBAL carbon footprint.