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swebster  
#1 Posted : 23 May 2017 11:20:28(UTC)
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swebster

Hi,

My (fairly!) new role is as a Health, Safety & Environmental Manager. I have all my relevant H&S qualifications and a PGDip in OHS&E (but it was a while ago) but I now have specific responsibility for environmental issues and feel I need some more knowledge in this area. As I will be practically managing environmental matters as part of my role,  I don't think the new IOSH course is suitable.

We have an in-house environmental team who have overall responsibility in the company as a whole but I have the daily responsibility for E as well as H&S in my own business unit. Any suggestions on a good course to do?

I would like a general overview of environmental issues and the management of them but don't feel I need a full blown diploma for example (and I suspect work wouldn't pay!!). I'm sure many of you have E as part of your roles, so any advice greatly appreciated. My company/BU is a subsidary of a large construction equipment manufacturer, but I am on the property and construction side and not anything to do with the manufacturing of the equipment. I did ask the environmental team, but they weren't really sure what type of training would be best for me. Thanks in anticipation!

UncleFester  
#2 Posted : 23 May 2017 12:53:49(UTC)
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UncleFester

The IEMA website may be a good place to start https://www.iema.net/home/learn-home

You could look at taking the Foundation certificate as a good introduction. There's no requirement to join IEMA as there are providers offering the course without any condition to subscribe to IEMA.

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swebster on 23/05/2017(UTC)
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