Treatment and Transfer Non-Hazardous Waste Syllabus [1 June 2016]

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Title

TREATMENT AND TRANSFER: NON-HAZARDOUS WASTE (TMNH)

Syllabus areas

 

Learning Outcomes

The candidate will be able to:

Source

1. Classifying Waste
  • Non-hazardous mirror entries
  • Waste Acceptance criteria
  • Waste Hierarchy

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 how to apply the waste hierarchy to the management of any residues created from any waste treatment or any waste to be transferred to another facility

1.3 Know how to comply with the Waste Acceptance Criteria for waste generated by treatment processes which is to be transferred to 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
DEFRA:  Waste Hierarchy Guidance
GOV.UK SR2008 No3
GOV.UK SR2015 No 6

 

 

2. Waste acceptance
  • Checks required on Waste Transfer Notes (WTN)
  • Non-compliant waste

 

2.1 Know how to manage wastes as they are received on site

2.2 Know the checks required before wastes can be accepted on site

2.3 Know how to handle waste streams which contain non-compliant waste and are to be rejected

2.4 Know who is responsible for describing and classifying the waste

2.5 Know requirements for keeping an audit trail of wastes from pre-acceptance to treatment and/or removal off site

2.6 Know when additional requirements for pre-acceptance checks should be applied

GOV.UK – How to comply with your environmental permit.
GOV.UK Business and commercial waste – Duty of Care
GOV.UK Sector Guidance Note S5.06: recovery and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste
GOV.UK SR2008 No3
GOV.UK SR2015 No 6

 

3. Site infrastructure
  • Drainage
  • Containers
  • Secondary containment systems

 

3.1 Know the requirements for infrastructure in areas used to store non-hazardous wastes

3.2 Know the requirements for infrastructure in areas where treatment of non-hazardous wastes takes place

3.3 Know the requirements for containers used to store non-hazardous wastes

3.4 Know the storage requirements for liquids in secondary containment systems

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

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

GOV.UK How to comply with your environmental permit
Understanding permeable and impermeable surfaces: Technical report on surfacing options and cost benefit analysis
Above Ground Oil Storage Tanks: PPG 2 – August 2011 – Environment Agency
GOV.UK SR2008 No3
GOV.UK SR2015 No 6
WISH: Reducing Fire Risk at Waste Management Sites
GOV.UK Sector Guidance Note S5.06: recovery and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste

 

4. Incident and Accident Management

  • Causes
  • Prevention
  • Plans

4.1 Know the causes of incidents and accidents on a non-hazardous treatment and transfer site

4.2 Know how to prevent incidents and accidents on a non-hazardous treatment and transfer site

4.3 Know what to include in a formal accident management plan

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

GOV.UK How to comply with your environmental permit

5. Health and safety

  • Training needs

 

5.1 Know how risk assessments can be used to identify training needs

5.2 Know what training waste operatives working on non-hazardous treatment and transfer sites should have

5.3 Know when health surveillance may be required for employees

HSE – Health and Safety Training: a brief guide (published 11/12)
HSE – Health and safety training in waste management and recycling (published 11/13)

 

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