Environment Agency - Waste management

Following changes in legislation, the Environment Agency needed to update their e-learning covering fly tipping and illegal waste management.

The new e-learning is aimed at new starters joining the organisation as Environment Officers who deal with illegal waste issues on a daily basis. The e-learning provides basic awareness training so that employees understand their role in illegal waste management and the role of other authorities they will be working with.

After completing the e-learning, employees are able to:

  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of the Environment Agency and Local Authorities when dealing with illegal waste management
  • Describe the legislation used to combat associated crimes
  • Classify fly tipping and illegal waste incidents
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the fly tipping protocol and appendices
  • Define the terminology used in the Environment Agency when tackling illegal waste management
  • Explain the key relevant powers of the Environment Agency and Local Authorities
  • Describe the main considerations when carrying out an  investigation
  • List the basic legislation that covers fly-tipping and illegal waste activities
  • Decide on an appropriate enforcement and sanctioning response

A scenario-based approach is adopted with one key case study running through the whole module so that the learner can see the journey of one illegal waste issue, how it is classified, which party deals with it and what actions need to be taken. 

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E-learning aimed at new starters joining the organisation as Environment Officers