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Health & Safety in Waste and Environmental Services (Pinsent Masons)


£263+VAT (APSE members) £446+VAT (Non-members)                                          

25/10/22(AM) + 26/10/22(AM)

Learn more about our in-house option, please contact Fiona Sutton-Wilson for details: fsuttonwilson@apse.org.uk


“Council fined after fatal accident”

Delivered over two half-day sessions, this masterclass is led in conjunction with our legal partners, Pinsent Masons. You will develop an understanding of the “big picture” on health and safety, asking questions such as: how serious is it? Why should we be concerned in waste and environmental services? What are the issues for us? What are the hazards and risks for my specific service? What role does the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) play and what are their powers? The course explores case law and best practice case studies.

This course has been reintroduced in response to the ongoing prosecutions of local authorities for breaches of health and safety regulations. Never has it been more important to have a sophisticated understanding of this vital area.


Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this training you will:

  • Develop an overview of the “big picture” on health and safety and its impact
  • Explore the key Health & Safety issues for waste and environmental services
  • Analyse service specific hazards & risks and the appropriate response
  • Evaluate the role of the HSE and apply this to case studies
  • Critique case law and draw conclusions
  • Devise new approaches from best practice case studies – learning from others in our sectors


This course will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams. To access it, you will need a WiFi connection or mobile data hotspot. Downloading Microsoft Teams to your laptop, desktop or smart device will give a better performance and greater functionality throughout the day.  This highly interactive training includes a mixture of presentations, video conferencing, group work, games, quizzes and video.


Who will benefit from attending?

Managers, trade union officials, portfolio holders, health and safety officers, and supervisors from any of the following frontline service sectors: Waste; Recycling; Refuse collection; Parks; Grounds maintenance; Transport; or any other related environmental section.



2 x 3-hour sessions, to be taken on a single day or separated onto two days. See 'Course Date' below for current courses.

AM sessions:      09:00 Start        12:00 Finish

PM sessions:      13:00 Start        16:00 Finish


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Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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