New process to show waste competency

A new scheme for operators of waste management facilities to show technical competence has been approved by the Environment Department (DEFRA) and the Welsh Assembly Government.

Waste plant operators need to show technical competency to obtain an environmental permit and manage waste operations.

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management and the Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board designed the system to cater for different risk levels and encourage quicker and wider take-up.1 High-risk facilities will still need a full NVQ, or certificate of technical competency. But medium-ris

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