Transfer Hazardous Syllabus [1 June 2016]

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Title

TRANSFER: HAZARDOUS WASTE (TMH)

Syllabus areas

 

Learning Outcomes

The candidate will be able to:

Source

1.    Classifying waste
  • WM3
  • Waste Hierarchy
  • WAC

 

1.1      Know how to determine if a mirror entry in the EWC is to be classified as non-hazardous or hazardous waste

1.2      Know the information sources which may be needed to determine if a waste has any hazard properties

1.3      Know how to apply the waste hierarchy to the management of any hazardous waste to be transferred to another facility

1.4      Know how to comply with the Waste Acceptance Criteria for waste which is to be transferred to a  hazardous waste landfill

GOV.UK Classify different types of waste
GOV.UK  Hazardous Waste Classification Technical Guidance
GOV.UK Waste Acceptance at Landfill
GOV.UK Waste legislation and Regulations
GOV.UK Guidance on applying the waste hierarchy to hazardous waste

 

 

2. Consignment procedures

  • Consignment process
  • Consignment notes
  • Producer and consignee returns
  • Records

 

 

 

2.1.     Know the hazardous waste consignment process (including completion of consignment notes)

2.2.     Know the actions required when hazardous waste is incorrectly consigned

2.3.     Know how to complete producer and consignee returns (including where and when to send them)

2.4.     Know the requirements for keeping records of waste movements (including keeping an up to date site inventory)

GOV.UK hazardous Waste- consignment notes
GOV.UK Hazardous waste - carriers
GOV.UK Hazardous waste: rejected loads – supplementary guidance
GOV.UK hazardous waste consignee returns
GOV.UK Hazardous waste consignees
GOV.UK Hazardous waste – producers and holders
GOV.UK: How to comply with your environmental permit.
3. Waste pre-acceptance
  • Characterising waste

3.1.     Know the requirements for characterising wastes in advance of their receipt and why it is important

3.2.     Know what information is required prior to accepting hazardous waste for transfer as part of the pre-acceptance process

GOV.UK Sector Guidance Note S5.06: recovery and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste    - Section 2.1 .1
GOV.UK Sector Guidance Note S5.06: recovery and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste    - section 2.1.2
GOV.UK Hazardous waste: rejected loads – supplementary guidance
4. Waste acceptance
  • Criteria
  • Audit Trail

4.1.     Know how to manage wastes as they are received on site

4.2.     Know the requirements for managing wastes which fail to meet the acceptance criteria

4.3.     Know the requirements for keeping an audit trail of wastes from pre-acceptance to removal off site and why it is important

GOV.UK Sector Guidance Note S5.06: recovery and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste    - Section 2.1 .1
GOV.UK Sector Guidance Note S5.06: recovery and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste    - section 2.1.2
GOV.UK Hazardous waste: rejected loads – supplementary guidance
5. Site infrastructure requirements
  • Drainage
  • Containers
  • Labelling
  • Segregation
  • Separation
  • Compatibility Testing

5.1.     Know the requirements for infrastructure on a transfer hazardous site

5.2.     Know the requirements for containers used to store hazardous wastes

5.3.     Know the requirements for labelling, waste segregation and separation on a transfer hazardous site

5.4.     Know when compatibility testing would be required

5.5.     Know the potential safeguards for managing the storage of combustible waste in order to prevent fire or to mitigate its effects

5.6.     Know the information required regarding site drainage and its maintenance within a site management system

GOV.UK: How to comply with your environmental permit.[CP1] 
GOV.UK Sector Guidance Note S5.06: recovery and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste    Section 2.1.3
HSE – HSG71 Chemical Warehousing (4th edition, 2009)
CIRIA.org – containment systems for pollution prevention
GOV.UK  Hazardous Waste Classification Technical Guidance
GOV.UK: Hazardous waste segregation and mixing
GOV.UK Fire Prevention Plans
WISH: Reducing Fire Risk at Waste Management Sites
6. Incident and accident management
  • Causes
  • Prevention
  • Plans

6.1.     Know the causes of incidents and accidents on a transfer hazardous site

6.2.     Know how to prevent incidents and accidents on a transfer hazardous site

6.3.     Know what to include in a formal accident management plan

6.4.     Know the actions an operator should take if staff or members of the public identify a potential area of non-compliance

GOV.UK Hazardous waste management facilities: review of incidents
GOV.UK Sector Guidance Note S5.06: recovery and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste     Section 2.8
GOV.UK How to comply with your environmental permit.
 

 

 

7. Health and Safety
  • Training needs
  • Hazardous substances

 

7.1.     Know how risk assessments can be used to identify training needs

7.2.     Know what training waste operatives working on a transfer hazardous site should have

7.3.     Know when health surveillance may be required for employees

7.4.     Know the hazard labels,

7.5.      Know the health and safety implications for hazard label on waste materials

7.6.     Know the Hazard Properties (HP)codes for potentially hazardous wastes and the implications for staff safety

HSE – Health and Safety Training: a brief guide (published 11/12)
HSE – Health and safety training in waste management and recycling (published 11/13)
HSE – Health and hazardous substances in waste and recycling
GOV.UK  Hazardous Waste Classification Technical Guidance

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