Waste Management / Minimisation

Most companies are unaware of the true cost of waste to their business, typically 4-5% of turnover. Growing environmental legislation and consumer pressure has increased the need for organisations to improve their environmental performance. Undertaking a structured waste minimisation programme will not only save money, but will also improve the environment, the organisation's profile and competitiveness. This one-day introductory course is designed for all organisations that produce waste and wish to understand and develop skills in waste minimisation.

Delivery Mode

  • Customised

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What's covered?

  • Waste Management in Ireland
  • What is waste minimisation?
  • Legal obligations in relation to Waste Management
  • Benefits of waste minimisation
  • Waste minimisation process – The 8-Step Waste Reduction Programme
  • Waste Management Hierarchy
  • Developing an Action Plan – Implementing Waste Management in your company
  • Case Studies

Who should participate?

Personnel without previous knowledge or experience of waste issues, who:

  • Wish to gain an understanding of the elements of waste minimisation
  • Need to undertake a waste minimisation programme

What will I learn?

Participants achieve the following learning outcomes from the programme;

  • Understand the necessity for undertaking a waste minimisation programme.
  • Be competent in planning and implementing an internal waste minimisation programme.

Who are the tutors?

Cheryl Robertson

Cheryl Robertson is a qualified ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Auditor and has led many companies to successful ISO certification. Cheryl started her career in the oil and gas industry in Aberdeen as a QHSE Advisor while studying for a degree in Change Management and Chemistry. After completing her Masters in Waste Management she decided to pursue a career in EHS Management Consultancy.

Since joining Antaris in 2012, Cheryl has worked with numerous clients, helping them to identify and meet their legal obligations with the use of the Pegasus Legal Register, an Environment, Health & Safety, Energy, Employment and Company Law tool, developed by Antaris. As part of this remit she has hosted online webinars, conducted online and face-to-face training and presented training videos to accompany the Pegasus Legal Register. She has over 15 years’ experience spanning a variety of industries including education, food production, waste, construction, energy and engineering and has worked with companies of all sizes from SME to multi-national.

Cheryl has worked on a number of innovative projects including the development of a self-assessment legal compliance tool for the Environment Agency, England. She also co-developed the Contour EHS compliance tool adopted by the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) and was a key member of the team that developed British Standard 8555, which provides a phased approach to Environmental Management.

Finbarr Stapleton

Finbarr Stapleton, Antaris, has a B.Sc. in Industrial Chemistry and a Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety and is a member of IOSH. He has over thirty years experience, initially as Laboratory Manager in an Analytical Laboratory, a number of years experience as an EHS Manager in the Food Industry and subsequently in technical consultancy.

He has successfully implemented OHSAS 18001/45001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 in a large number of industries. He has extensive experience of quality management and environmental and health and safety management systems, energy management, waste management as well as environmental and health and safety legislation. He is a qualified Auditor of ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 management systems. Finbarr has also extensive experience of energy management systems such as ISO 50001. He has carried out a number of projects on behalf of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
He regularly carries out audits and risk assessments for client companies. He has also qualified as a dangerous goods safety adviser.

Finbarr has assisted a number of companies in making successful applications to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) for an IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control) licence and has also carried out Environmental Impact Assessments for a number of companies.

Finbarr also holds an NUI Certificate in Training and Continuing Education. He is the lead tutor for the Nebosh International Certificate and Diploma courses.

Nick Smyth

Nick Smyth graduated from the University of Limerick in 1981 with a BSc in Manufacturing Technology having taken the Materials Engineering specialisation. He has worked as a Technical, Q.A./Materials Engineering and E.H.S. professional for 24 years, which included management roles in Intel Ireland, Johnson and Johnson, DeBeers Industrial Diamond, SPS International, Abbott Ireland and Fulflex International. He holds qualifications in Quality Assurance/Management, Lead Auditing, Safety Health and Welfare at Work, Occupational Hygiene and Environmental Management.

Nick also holds an NUI Certificate in Training and Continuing Education, and a CAE certificate in Accessible Environments and the Disability Discrimination Act.
He joined Antaris in June of 2005 and provides consultancy and SQT training services in his areas of experience and expertise.

Shane Curran

Shane is a specialist in Management Systems. He has been working with international standards such as ISO, and a myriad of management systems for almost 20 years. Shane has successfully guided and assisted a great variety of interesting organisations across lots of different sectors, through his working consultancy and training and also as a Lead Auditor. Shane has worked with clients from a variety of sectors and environments including Scientific Research, State Agencies, multinational Medical Device and Pharmaceutical manufacture, Transport (Air, Rail and Road), Engineering, Manufacturing,Legal Services, Education & Training providers, Software / IT, etc. with standards such as ISO 14001, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001, ISO 17025, GMP, and HPRA / FDA regulations.

There has been a long tradition of educators in Shane’s family and he is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience in a creative way that adds value to both the learner and their organisations. He has designed many CQI IRCA certified training courses and has been lead tutor on the QMS Lead Auditor course for nearly 10 years. Shane is an active freelance consultant and Lead Auditor working across various disciplines and sectors and is an expert member of the Irish Quality Management Standards Committee (QMSC), involved in the on-going development of ISO 9001 and various related family of international standards. He has travelled extensively, throughout Europe and North America providing consultancy and training on Quality, Environmental and OH&S related topics. Shane has also had experience in software design & development and has been directly involved in managing the design and development of various online services and apps. Shane is a Science graduate from NUI Galway and holds a BSc in Botany and Biochemistry and a post graduate Certificate in Training & Continuing Education from NUI Maynooth.

Shane Curran

Duration: 1 day

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