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CIEH Environmental Awareness Certificate

The need for business to address environmental issues has never been greater. Tendering requirements, changing needs of lenders and investors and increasing environmental legislation are forcing businesses to address their environmental performance.

Many large companies use environmental management systems to minimise their environmental impacts and are increasingly asking their suppliers to do so as a key component of tendering and supply procedures.

The finance sector and insurers recognise the benefits of good environmental management. Businesses that can demonstrate their environmental awareness will achieve higher levels of efficiency and may have access to more favourable borrowing and insurance rates.

Environmental legislation affects every business. The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has designed the Environmental Awareness course to provide an appreciation of the significant environmental impacts.

Who is the Course Designed For?

The overall aim for students undertaking this training programme is that they should acquire an appropriate level of knowledge and understanding of the key concepts involved in environmental awareness.

The programme is ideal for:
estimated annual cost to society through accidents and ill health is £11 to £16 billion Managers
25 million working days are lost annually Supervisors
25000 people are forced to give up work through injury Employees
Uninsured losses amount to £315 per employee Any person designated with responsibilities for the environment in their workplace


Successful candidates will be able to:

On-site investigation Identify, define and explain relevant environmental issues:
Taking of witness statements Identify, define and explain the environmental aspects and effects of organisations:
Gathering of evidence, measurements, photographs Understand simple measures that can be implemented to reduce the environmental effects of organisations.
Collation of supporting documentation Understand the business and community benefits of environmental *management:
Collation of supporting documentation Understand the principles and importance of environmental legislation *and the authorities responsible for its enforcement.

Course Duration

1 day 0930 to 1700hrs

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