Environmental Hazards

Waste Management Awareness

In this course we will look at the importance of waste management, how waste is classified, stored and transported, and through the ‘waste hierarchy’ we will identify the different methods of reuse, recycling or recovery that must be considered before disposal.

What's included?

Course Description 

We all generate waste which, if not contained and handled appropriately, could become a major source of pollution.

Waste management encompasses the different methods for dealing with all solid, liquid, gaseous and radioactive wastes. In this course we will look at the importance of waste management, how waste is classified, stored and transported, and through the ‘waste hierarchy’ we will identify the different methods of reuse, recycling or recovery that must be considered before disposal.

Finally, we will look at the unique challenges of waste management in the oil and gas industry.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the legal and environmental importance of waste management 
  • Use the waste hierarchy to control waste and minimise its environmental impact 
  • Define the different classifications of waste
  • Describe how different classifications of waste should be stored and transported 
  • Define the different methods of waste disposal 
  • Explain how waste is managed across different industries 
  • Describe the unique challenges of waste management within the oil and gas industry