Course: Introduction to Sustainable Waste Management and Pollution Control

Icando-Environmental-management-trainingDates: 30 September – 11 October 2013
Organisation: ICANDO
Venue: TBA
City: Kwazulu Natal
Country: South Africa
Register/website: Course: Introduction to Sustainable Waste Management and Pollution Control 

SAQA US ID 119553: Take action to address impacts on the environment.
NQF Level 2. 10 Credits
SAQA US ID 119554: Apply environmental management tools to assess impacts.
NQF Level 2. 5 Credits
SAQA US ID 119555: Separate, handle, store, treat and transport waste.
NQF Level 2: 9 Credits
SAQA US ID 119557: Operate waste disposal facilities.
NQF Level 2: 6 Credits
SAQA US ID 119558: Work with, use and care for materials and resources which can impact on health and the environment.
NQF Level 2. 10 Credits

Purpose of the course
This course forms part of the qualification, Level 2 National Certificate in Environmental Practice, which aims to teach learners about protecting and managing our natural resources, while also using them in a sustainable way to promote social and economic development. This includes managing our waste or refuse (rubbish) in a responsible way to minimise any negative effects on people and the environment.

At the completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Classify, separate, handle, treat and store waste correctly, safely, responsibly and in compliance with legislation
  • Transport waste correctly on and off site
  • Control access and monitor the flow of incoming materials to a waste facility
  • Recognise and report threats or damage to health, safety or the environment.
  • Apply the appropriate disposal method for each category of waste
  • Control and direct movement of vehicles on the waste disposal site
  • Compile relevant records to waste disposal.
  • Develop an action plan.

You will also know and understand:

  • Principles and concepts related to waste management and their application in practice
  • Methods of waste disposal

Course outline

  1. How to classify waste
  2. Waste minimisation: waste avoidance, re‐use and recycling
  3. Solid waste management systems and solid waste storage, collection and transport systems
  4. Common waste treatment and disposal methods
  5. Occupational health and safety requirements that relate to hazardous waste in the work environment
  6. Environmental pollution
  7. Pollution prevention
  8. Waste classification and steps in managing waste
  9. Waste management laws in South Africa
  10. Waste treatment and disposal
  11. Waste facility types and staffing
  12. Operating a waste facility safely
  13. Monitoring a waste facility, reporting and remedial action
  14. Completing records and document control
  15. Waste transport systems and what the law requires
  16. Control of access and monitoring the flow of incoming materials to a waste facility
  17. Visit to a waste facility and evaluation of how well it is operating