Litter Warden Training

This course will provide the basic skills and knowledge to meet the training and certification needs of Local Authority personnel (Wardens, Engineers & Administrative staff) and others engaged in the enforcement of the Litter Pollution Act.

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Litter Warden Training


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Course outline

Day 1 takes Litter Wardens through gathering and presenting evidence, so they may carry out their work to best practice standards. Attendees will also learn how to carry out interviews and document findings, including drafting notices.

Day 2 develops the skills of giving oral evidence effectively. Attendees will learn
how to plan and prepare how to give evidence and deal effectively with questioning in the witness box.

This training will enable attendees to: 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the relevant theory behind litter and why it is a problem
  • Show an in-depth knowledge of the relevant European and Irish Waste Legislation
  • Acquire knowledge of the relevant sections of the Litter Pollution Act 1997
  • Effectively gather and authenticate evidence and efficiently take concise and accurate notes
  • Adequately write factual and concise reports
  • Understand the process of issuing the relevant letters, notices and fines
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Irish adversarial system and how to conduct oneself in court
  • Effectively deal with people and adequately manage and deal with threats
  • Recognise practical knowledge of the relevant health and safety regulations, common hazards and PPE requirements

This course is on the LASNTG Framework and grant funding can be applied for.

This course can also be run specifically for your organisation, which is a good option for training a large number of employees cost-effectively.

La Touche Training delivers this legal training course in-house for local authorities throughout the country. Training can be run at a time, date and venue suitable to you.