Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme

Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme

Who Should attend?

This 1 day course will provide candidates with an introduction to environmental issues on construction sites.  It is designed to meet the basic environmental knowledge that the sub-contract chain are required to prove to major contractors and covers the environmental aspects of the new HS&E touch screen test.

Course Content & Aims

At the end of the course delegates should:

  • Understand the environmental impacts and issues associated with construction activities
  • Understand why sustainability issues are important in the context of construction
  • Understand their duties with regard to waste management and statutory nuisance
  • Understand the requirements on water use, contaminated land and pollution prevention
  • Understand the issues of archaeology and heritage in construction
  • Understand the systems available to help in environmental management


  • What is the environment and why is it important
  • Outline of Environmental Management Systems
  • Waste Management
  • Pollution prevention and water management
  • Good neighbour – statutory nuisance, communication
  • Archaeology and heritage
  • Energy and resources
  • Being a responsible contractor

Assessment & Qualification

The course is accredited by Site Safety Plus and on completion of the course a CITB certificate will be issued.

Additional Information

Candidates must take along with them the environmental section of the CITB publication GE700.  These can be purchased from CITB Publications:

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