End of Life Vehicle Syllabus [1 June 2016]

(Please note: Environment Agency source documents in support of continuing competence may have been withdrawn from circulation  as a result of  policy change   although the content is  current. We provide the information in good faith for the purposes of the Continuing Competence test but it cannot be considered a substitute for obtaining detailed advice or guidance from the regulatory body in terms of site operational requirements. If a link is broken the resources may be available in the waste resource section or searching the source title using a search engine.)

Title

END-OF-LIFE VEHICLES (ELV)

Syllabus areas

 

Learning Outcomes

The candidate will be able to:

Source

1. Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013
  • Applying for a licence
  • Register of Licences
  • Revoking licences
  • Displaying licences
  • Verifying suppliers identity
  • Forms of payment
  • Keeping records
  • Offences

 

1.1  Know who is responsible for issuing scrap metal licences

1.2  Know the difference between a site licence and a collectors licence

1.3  Know the definition of a ‘suitable person’ in terms of applying for a site licence

1.4  Know how long a licence is valid for

1.5  Know the circumstances under which a licence can be revoked or conditions imposed

1.6  Know the conditions that may be imposed on a licence

1.7  Know the information required for the Register of Licences

1.8  Know who to notify when a licence is no longer required, and by when

1.9  Know where site licences and collectors licences must be displayed

1.10 Know what information is required to verify a supplier’s identity

1.11 Know what forms of payment are acceptable when paying for end of life vehicles

1.12 Know what records must be kept when receiving and disposing of end of life vehicles

1.13 Know how long records for receipt/disposal of end of life vehicles should be kept for

1.14 Know the offences under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013
Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 – Explanatory Notes
Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 supplementary guidance
Scrap Metal Dealers Register

 

 

2. Certificates of Destruction
  • Information required
  • Record keeping

2.1 Know what information is required about the holder/owner of the vehicle when completing a Certificate of Destruction

2.2 Know what information is required about the vehicle when completing a Certificate of Destruction

The End of Life Vehicles Regulations 2003
The End of Life Vehicles Regulations 2003 – schedule 3 minimum requirements for destruction
GOV.UK End of Life Vehicles: guidance for waste sites
3. Handling Petrol
  • Depollution
  • Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR)

 

3.1 Know the procedure for removing fuel from a fuel tank

3.2 Know why the battery is removed before the fuel tank is depolluted

3.3 Know the health and safety requirements for assessing the risk of fire and explosion when storing or handling petrol

3.4 Know how to ensure safe working in areas designated as ‘hazard areas’ in accordance with DSEAR

3.5 Know how to exclude ignition sources from a hazard area

GOV.UK - Depolluting End of Life Vehicles (Cars and Light Goods Vehicles): Guidance for Authorised Treatment Facilities (March 2011)

HSE – The safe recovery of petrol from end of life vehicle (published 07/15)

 4. Depollution

  • Best Practice guidelines

 

4.1 Know the depollution sequence outlined in the Depollution Guidance for Authorised Treatment Facilities  

4.2 Know the time delays, procedures and safety measures for airbag detonation

4.3 Know the procedures for:
–    Draining and removal of engine oil,
–    Draining gearbox transmission oil,
–    Removing brake and screen waste fluid,
–    Removing antifreeze and air conditioning refrigerants

4.4 Know where transmission and hydraulic oils are located

4.5 Know how to deal with shock absorbers and catalytic converters

4.6 Know the procedures  an ATF should follow when removing LPG tanks

4.7 Know the requirements for dealing with F Gas when disposing of air conditioning units from vehicles

GOV.UK - Depolluting End of Life Vehicles (Cars and Light Goods Vehicles): Guidance for Authorised Treatment Facilities (March 2011)
GOV.UK End of Life Vehicles: guidance for waste sites
GOV.UK F Gas requirements for air conditioners in cars and other vehicles 
BIS – Removal of LPG Tanks: Guidance(April 2011)

 

 

 

 5. Site infrastructure

  • Specific requirements for different waste types
  • Requirements for storage areas

 

5.1 Know the surface and drainage  requirements for storing:
–    Liquids
–    Contaminated materials
–    Hazardous waste

5.2 Know the storage conditions for lead-acid batteries

5.3 Know the storage conditions for un-depolluted   vehicles

5.4 Know the minimum requirements for the separate storage of fluids removed from end of life vehicles

5.5 Know the minimum requirements for the storage of uncontaminated:
–    Plastics
–    Glass
–    Ferrous
–    Non-ferrous metal waste

5.6 Know the minimum requirements for checking, storing and maintaining containers of polluting liquids

Environment Agency – Standard Rules Permit SR2008No20_75kte: Vehicle Storage, Depollution and dismantling (authorised treatment) facility(June 2012, V5.0)
Environment Agency – Standard Rules Permit SR2011No3: Vehicle Storage, Depollution and dismantling (authorised treatment) facility( June 2013 V3.0)
Environment Agency – Standard Rules Permit SR2012 No14 Metal recycling, vehicle storage depollution and dismantling facility.
Environmental Permitting Regulations – Schedule 11 Waste Motor Vehicles
GOV.UK - Depolluting End of Life Vehicles (Cars and Light Goods Vehicles): Guidance for Authorised Treatment Facilities(March 2011)
How to Comply with your Environmental Permit

 

6. Hazardous Waste

  • Types of hazardous waste,
  • Recognition of hazardous waste using EWC
  • Hazardous waste consignment

 

6.1 Know the wastes classified as hazardous from end of life vehicle treatment

6.2 Know how to identify a hazardous wastes from the correct List of Wastes (EWC) codes

6.3 Know how  to use guidance to identify the  hazardous properties of waste

6.4 Know how long to keep hazardous wastes consignment notes

6.5 Know the paperwork needed for the disposal of hazardous waste

6.6 Know the frequency of returns to the Regulator made by a consignee of hazardous waste

 

Environment Agency – Technical Guidance WM3: Hazardous Waste(1st edition, 2015)
Environment Agency – Move hazardous waste
Environment Agency – Hazardous Waste – Producers and Holders
Environment Agency – Technical Guidance WM3: Hazardous Waste(1st edition, 2015)

 7. Export of Waste

7.1    Know the restrictions and controls relating to export of end of life vehicle waste outside of the UK

 Gov.UK Waste: Import and Export

Additional Sources of information:

(Please note: all information is accurate at the time of publishing. It is the learner's responsibility to refer back to the author's website for latest information.)