Due to the current situation with regards to Coronavirus (COVID 19) our training courses will not be delivered in a training room environment until further notice. 

All of our training courses are now delivered online via Teams. No fixed dates have been set as these will be determined when a practical number of attendees have indicated an interest.

Some courses have been split into three or four sessions which will be delivered over one to four days. Each session is from one to one and a half hours.

Please look over our training courses below and if there is a course you would like to attend, please get in touch with the name of the course and your preferred contact details and we can discuss requirements and costs. We will then let you know when the next sessions will be delivered.

Digital communications will continue, and we are available to answer your questions and provide support during this time.

We have a wide range of environmental expertise, which allows us to offer you practical and strategic training and development opportunities. Our training will make a real difference to your organisation, enabling employees to develop their skills and knowledge, which in turn allows your organisation to grow, improve and become more efficient.

Our training covers a range of issues, including environmental quality, legislation and behaviour change. Our research has found that issues such as environmental quality are extremely important to people and that we all want to live somewhere that is clean and unspoilt.

We continually review our courses to ensure they are relevant and up to date and, as a result, all of our training and development opportunities can be completely tailored. Give us a call to talk through your requirements and we will develop a specific training course to meet your organisation’s needs.

Many of our courses contribute to the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) continuous professional development scheme (CPD), and you will find this information on the relevant course pages.

To book a place please contact colin.hegarty@keepscotlandbeautiful.org

Our training courses

Fixed Penalty Notices

This one-day course provides a solid grounding in fixed penalty notice legislation and the powers it provides to local authorities. Suitable for enforcement officers and other statutory duty bodies who have the responsibility for issuing fixed penalty notices for littering.

Commercial Waste, Flytipping and Duty of Care 

This one-day course is essential for all private and public organisations who are responsible for waste enforcement or who dispose of commercial waste. The training examines all relevant legislation, explores best practice in commercial waste enforcement, provides practical solutions for tackling flytipping and methods to ensure compliance with duty of care requirements.

The Court Experience

This one-day course is for enforcement officers who may have to provide evidence in court. The course examines the practical elements of preparing for court and includes a half day at Stirling Sheriff Court where participants can experience being cross-examined in the witness box.

Delegates should have completed either our Fixed Penalty Notice training or the Evidence, Notebooks and Statements training before attending this course.

Local Environmental Audit and Management System

Our Local Environmental Audit and Management System (LEAMS) is the only national indicator for street cleanliness. This one-day course provides a detailed understanding of the LEAMS process for local authority officers who conduct LEAMS audits and includes the legislative background, along with a practical exercise to learning and understanding of the methodology.

Evidence, Notebooks and Statements

This one-day course is suitable for enforcement officers and statutory duty body holders, and covers the rules of evidence, obtaining statements, official notebooks, photographs and productions, as well as how to report offenders to the Procurator Fiscal and how to present evidence in court. This session complements the Court Experience training.

Abandoned Vehicles

This half-day course is suitable for enforcement officers within duty body organisations and provides an in-depth look at the legislation, prevention measures and effective methods of dealing with abandoned and nuisance vehicles, by exploring case studies and best practice.

Conflict Management

This one-day course is suitable for enforcement officers, duty bodies and other organisations to help enable staff to deal with conflict situations. The course will teach you how to deal with violent or aggressive members of the public, will equip you with effective conflict management strategies, such as assertive behaviour, and provide you with the skills to stay calm when faced with conflict situations.

Climate emergency

We help organisations understand the climate emergency and respond to the risks, opportunities and responsibilities ahead. By taking part in our training you will be able to understand how your organisation or community will be impacted by climate change,  identify practical actions you can take to reduce emissions and future-proof your organisation, understand the science of climate change and appreciate the significant changes ahead as Scotland moves to a low carbon future.

To find out more about our training courses, contact:
Colin Hegarty
Environmental Service Coordinator
Tel: 01786 468239

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