Environmental Training

The Environment has become an important factor in the overall business strategy of companies in Ireland, as environmental issues become increasingly complex. Traditional ways of addressing environmental issues - in a reactive ad-hoc manner - are proving to be highly unsatisfactory. The need for qualified people with environmental training has grown as a result of the requirement to implement an ever-increasing amount of environmental legislation.

The Office of Environmental Enforcement is a relatively recent addition within the EPA and is dedicated to the implementation and enforcement of environmental legislation in Ireland.

The core objectives of the Office of Environmental Enforcement are to bring about improved compliance with environmental legislation in Ireland and to ensure that those who flout environmental law and cause environmental pollution as a result of their actions are held to account.

An organisation has a number of options to provide the necessary expertise to guide them through the maze of legislation -

Engage consultants
Re-train existing staff
Employ staff with the relevant training.

Often, a combination of these is required, depending on the size of the organisation and their potential to impact on the environment.

SQT Training Ltd, established in 1989 - in conjunction with TMS Consultancy - provides a wide range of environmental training courses.

Founded in 1994, TMS Consultancy has become one of Ireland's leading Management Consultancy service providers. They offer a wide range of products and services to their clients - spanning the broad areas of Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety, Food Safety, Information Security and Software (Click Here).

Some of the courses provided by the SQT/TMS partnership include -

  • Energy Management / Auditing
    This one-day training course introduces the concept of energy management in buildings. This issue is an increasingly important one for companies - from both a financial and environmental perspective - with factors such as registration, risk management and environmental responsibility to consider. The government also recognises that energy efficiency is the most effective way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
    This course will assist companies to identify areas where energy cost savings can be realised.
    Date: 06 November, 2006 Venue: Dublin <<More Info>>
  • VDU Risk Assessment and Ergonomics
    The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, 1993, Part VII "Work with Display Screen Equipment" lay down the health and safety requirements aimed at protecting VDU users against visual, postural and stress problems associated with their use.
    This course is specifically designed for participants who wish to carry out VDU Workstation Assessments in their own workplace.
    Date: 08 November, 2006 Venue: Dublin <<More Info>>
  • EMS/Internal Environmental Auditor
    This two-day course is designed for personnel who wish to gain an understanding of Environmental Management Systems and to develop the skills necessary to become an Internal Environmental Auditor. The course addresses the requirements of ISO 14001:2004. Many companies have implemented an Environmental Management System, which meets the requirements of ISO 14001. Indeed, many major companies are now requesting that all suppliers evidence third-party registration to ISO 14001.
    Auditing the system and identifying non-conformances and improvement opportunities is essential in ensuring effectiveness.
    Date: 15-16 November, 2006 Venue: Dublin <<More Info>>
    Date: 13-14 December, 2006 Venue: Dublin <<More Info>>
  • Environmental Legislation
    Environmental laws and regulations are becoming more stringent and are proving to be extremely onerous for business.
    This one-day course is designed for personnel who wish to gain an appreciation of Irish and EU environmental legislation.
    Date: 25 November, 2006 Venue: Dublin <<More Info>>
  • IEMA Approved Advanced EMS Auditors Course (Ireland)
    This advanced EMS auditors course will equip individuals with a detailed understanding of how to audit and assess the effectiveness of EMS's in order to develop a broad understanding of the range and diversity of environmental aspects and environmental legislation and regulations pertinent to companies wishing to participate in ISO 14001:2004 and EMAS. The course should also prepare delegates for the role of environmental auditors / assessors of EMS's to standards acceptable to 3rd party certification.
    Attendees who achieve 70% or over in the examination can register as Associate Environmental Auditor with the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). Registration points are also awarded for Academic qualifications, Professional qualifications and days spent on environmental auditing.
    Date: 04-08 December, 2006 Venue: Dublin <<More Info>>

All of the above links will direct you to a course brochure. If you would prefer to receive a particular brochure by email, contact:

Aishling Kelly
SQT Training Ltd
Callan Centre
National Technology Park
Limerick

Tel 061 339040
Fax 061 339041
E-Mail: info@sqt.ie
Web: www.sqt.ie

 

 

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