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Covered in this course
The Environmental Awareness Training course is broken down into 3 sections.
1) Global change
In this section, we look at what the environment actually is, what’s happening to it and why.
We cover climate change, biodiversity, human impact and finding the right balance.
2) How workplaces are affecting the environment
Workplaces are one of the biggest contributors to UK waste and carbon emissions. In this section, we look at local regulators, Duty of Care, Environmental policies and projects and incentives you can implement in your workplace.
This 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.
3) How individuals can improve their carbon footprint
In the final section, we focus on individuals and how everyone can make a conscious effort to reduce waste and their carbon footprint.
We look at simple ways of reducing waste - small changes can make a BIG difference.
Environmental Awareness Certificate
Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This Environmental Awareness Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a 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 reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
What does my certificate include?
Your Environmental Awareness Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Real user reviews
Based on 523 real user reviews.
Very informative course...thought provoking...
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Excellent module, best of the three. It reminded me what i already knew. But very good that all staff are being educated and reminded about their environmental responsibilities.
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Really good training. All the little things help.
Excellent course, makes you think about the environment and how we all can help to save it.
Progressed my knowledge of all work related training required for my job,making me more aware of the dangers
I have now learned new ways of reducing my Carbon footprint and also helping my organisation to save money and reduce on a bigger scale
Legislations relating to Environmental Awareness
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.
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.