• Learn how to set up an investigation
  • Gain a practical working knowledge of relevant legislation including The Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 and 2003 and the Waste Management Acts 1996 to 2018 The Litter Pollution Act 1997 to 2009, the Air Pollution Act 1987 and relevant by-laws
  • Clear understanding of powers and offences
  • Enforce ‘Producer Responsible’ Initiatives
  • Best practice in evidence gathering
  • Develop the skills to conduct best practice investigative interviews
  • Investigating complaints
  • Improve standards of note taking, warning letters, statement and report writing
  • Prepare a file for prosecution
  • Understand the courtroom process and how to present evidence confidently
  • Defend evidence under difficult cross examination

The training is aimed at local authority staff, engineers and technicians working under waste management and environmental legislation.

This 2-day training programme is tailored to environmental enforcement investigations. It is designed to provide environmental inspectors with a clear insight into the regulatory and legal framework in which they work. Each module is intense, highly practical and interactive where the attendees ‘learn by doing’. training provides a structured development path for all investigators, giving them the necessary competencies to carry out their work effectively. Attendees will learn about their powers, gain an understanding of governing legislation, collect evidence, document findings, how to present evidence in court and how to set up and run an investigation from start to finish.

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