Pollution Can Be Minor Too
When many people think of environmental pollution, they think of giant oil spills in the ocean or sprawling factories pumping out copious amounts of toxic gases into the atmosphere. Whilst this is obviously a major example of damage to the environment, it does not mean that small polluters can carry on without considering the local environment and how they impact upon it. Whilst they may not be a big polluter in comparison to the examples above, the sum of the many small producers is likely to have much more of an impact on the planet as a single large polluter. For this reason, all businesses, both minor polluters and major ones, need to actively find ways to reduce their emissions and other ways in which they negatively impact the environment.
A number of courses in health and safety now contain elements in the syllabus which cover the environment and environmental awareness, such is the growing importance of this area, both in terms of legislative requirements and the potential damage to reputation and brand image that can come from being portrayed as a company which damages the environment. Construction courses like the SMSTS Site Management course deal with the environment, as a construction site has numerous different ways in which its operations can damage the environment, including the accidental release of chemicals into nearby watercourses, the disposal of waste, and release of dust into the air. There are also pure environmental courses and qualifications like the NEBOSH Environmental Certificate which is designed for those who are responsible for the management of environmental issues within their place of work, including the implementation of environmental management systems and controls. Many of those achieving the Environmental Certificate often go on to do the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma afterwards.
The protection of the environment is the responsibility of all, including both big businesses and small. Through increased awareness from environmental health and safety courses, all businesses can do more to manage their impact upon the environment.
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Along with designing bespoke health and safety training programmes, we also run the accredited NEBOSH, IOSH and ConstructionSkills (CSkills) health and safety courses as open courses at selected venues across the UK, as well as in-house for those companies who have a number of employees requiring the training, as it will be much more cost effective than sending them all onto a scheduled open course.
For more information please call 0115 984 9940 to discuss the options or send us an online contact form. Alternatively, use the "Courses" menu at the top of the page to view the courses and qualifications for the various awarding bodies.
These courses form the basis for our in-house training programmes. They can either be run as they are if the outline is exactly what you want, or can be be modified to suit the individual requirements of your organisation. Two or more can also be combined to tailor a bespoke training session for you.
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