Environmental, Quality & Health & Safety Training

Groundwork’s Sustainable Business Consultants deliver training courses on environmental, quality, and health and safety for businesses across Greater Manchester here at The Meeting Place in Trafford Ecology Park.

With over 40 years of combined experience in environmental, quality and health and safety processes our consultants are excited to deliver a varied programme of accredited and non-accredited environmental training courses in Trafford Park. 

By booking a training course with us your business will be contributing to the sustainability of Groundwork Greater Manchester; an organisation and registered charity which maintains the Trafford Ecology Park grounds and works across Greater Manchester to make the region a greener and more resilient place. 


IAC Ltd

The tutors knowledge was outstanding and the training course was extremely informative.”

Electrium

A tailored training package that met our needs exactly, delivered in a professional manner as always.”

Bury Hospice

The training was very effectively tailored so that we could make it pertinent to a Hospice and its diverse operational functions.”


Available training courses

QA Level 2 award in Health & Safety in the Workplace

This accredited course provides learners with further knowledge of health and safety issues including workplace hazards and risks, conditions that can affect health and safety and the requirements for H&S procedures. This course enables learners to achieve the level 2 award.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Health and safety issues
  • Identifying and controlling workplace risks & hazards
  • Health and safety laws
  • Risk assessments
  • Risk control hierarchy

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This training course is ideal for all employees to help raise their awareness of health and safety risks in the workplace.

COST

1 day course at Trafford Ecology Park £170 +VAT per delegate 


Carbon Literacy

OVERVIEW

Carbon Literacy provides the opportunity for those who work, live and study in the city & wider area to access a day’s Carbon Literacy learning, covering: climate change, carbon footprints, how to do your bit, and why it is relevant to you and your organisation.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Greenhouse gases explained
  • Climate change across the world
  • Effects of Climate Change
  • How our actions impact Greenhouse Gas emissions
  • How to reduce our impact
  • How to help and motivate others to do the same
  • Development of a personal Action Plan

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Open to individuals, community and faith groups, and businesses.

COST

1 day course at Trafford Ecology Park £105 +VAT per delegate 


QA Level 2 Award in Manual Handling

OVERVIEW

This course raises awareness of the risks associated with unsafe manual handling practices. It is ideal for employees who have to carry out manual handling as part of their job, such as handling deliveries, packing and distribution.

COURSE CONTENT

  • A greater awareness of manual handling processes
  • Common manual handling injuries
  • Safe movement principles
  • Theory of safe manual handling principles
  • Manual handling equipment

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This is essential training for operators and their supervisors to prevent back ailments and injuries – the #2 cause of workplace absenteeism.

COST

1 day course at Trafford Ecology Park £105 +VAT per delegate 


Spill Preparedness and Response

OVERVIEW

This course provides learners with a practical knowledge of spill management whether at the workplace or during transportation of goods. It covers how to identify workplace pollution pathways; environmental damage compliance requirements and sanctions; what to do in the event of an emergency; how to use spill equipment and dealing with the aftermath of an incident.

COURSE CONTENT

Before the Event

  • Identifying pollution pathways
  • Understanding health, safety and environmental impacts
  • Compliance requirements and sanctions
  • Good site practices: EA pollution prevention guidelines

During the Event

  • Using the emergency plan
  • How to use spill equipment
  • Practical exercise: On & Off Site Equipment Use

After the Event

  • Dealing with waste and clean-up
  • Handing over to emergency services
  • Reporting the incident and management review

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is suitable for all employees

COST

1 day course at Trafford Ecology Park £105 +VAT per delegate 


Waste Awareness Course

OVERVIEW

This course provides learners with a practical knowledge of the Waste Duty of Care. The course covers the legal requirements for the storage, transfer and disposal of waste including completing transfer records and use of List of Waste (European Waste Catalogue) codes. It also includes how to avoid waste incidents and reduce the cost of waste to business and the environment.

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Definition of waste
  • Types of waste – EWC codes
  • Summary of legal requirements
  • Waste environmental management
  • System policies and procedures
  • Storage, transfer, disposal and treatment
  • Waste exemptions
  • Transfer and consignment notes
  • Dealing with vendors
  • True cost of waste

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is suitable for all staff who are responsible for waste disposal or management.

COST

1 day course at Trafford Ecology Park £105 +VAT per delegate 


Internal Auditing ISO 9001: 2015

OVERVIEW

This additional module to the Internal Auditing for ISO 14001:2015 Management Systems is delivered as a standalone one day course. This provides a refresh of the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System standard requirements and practical skills and enables learners to prepare, complete and close out internal audits.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Recap of ISO 9001:2015 QMS requirements
  • Recap of the audit process
  • Practical skills: observation
  • Practical skills: process checklists
  • Practical skills: procedure review
  • Completion of audit and corrective action reports
  • Feedback

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is suitable for staff members who are required to conduct or participate in internal and external audits.

COST

1 day course at Trafford Ecology Park £150 +VAT per delegate 


Meet the team

Oleh Smaczylo
Jacob Mason
Vicki Barlow