Course: Separate, Handle, Store, Treat and Transport Waste

Icando Environmental management trainingDates: 22 – 26 April 2013
Organisation: ICANDO
Venue: TBA
City: Gauteng
Country: South Africa
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Description: SAQA US ID 119555: Separate, handle, store, treat and transport waste
NQF Level 2: 9 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.

“Separate, handle, store, treat and transport waste” is an elective module, which means that you have chosen this module because it relates to the type of work that you do. You can be assessed against this unit standard in the context of any waste handling activity.

This module is based on the Unit Standard Number 119555, entitled “Separate, handle, store, treat and transport waste”, Level 2, and worth 9 credits on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

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.
  • Compile relevant record

You will also know and understand:

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

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. Waste transport systems and what the law requires
  7. Control of access and monitoring the flow of incoming materials to a waste facility
  8. Visit to a waste facility and evaluation of how well it is operating