Duty of Care awareness campaign ‘right Waste, right Place’ seminar comes to Preston on 28 April

April 13, 2017 - 9:00am

Duty of Care awareness campaign ‘right Waste, right Place’ seminar comes to Preston on 28 April

Free seminar will focus on the specific requirements of Duty of Care for the construction and agriculture sectors to help businesses understand their responsibilities.

Speakers have been confirmed from Environment Agency, CIWM, Tradeskips and Atkins Global.

Hosted by campaign ambassador Lancashire Waste Partnership, the event will be held at County Hall in Preston on Friday 28th April, 9.30am – 2pm.

The ‘right Waste, right Place’ campaign is hosting a free seminar in Preston to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) understand their responsibilities and requirements regarding the disposal of their waste.

The event, to be held at County Hall in Preston on Friday 28th April, 9.30am – 2pm, will focus on the specific requirements of Duty of Care for the construction and agriculture sector and will provide the views of the regulator, the waste producer and the waste management sector. Speakers include Sarah Drewery from the Environment Agency, Alan Holmes from the ‘right Waste, right Place’ campaign, Mark Dunne from Tradeskips and Alexandra Evans from campaign ambassador Atkins Global. The event will be chaired by Dr Colin Church, CEO, CIWM and hosted by campaign ambassador Lancashire Waste Partnership.

The ‘right Waste, right Place’ campaign aims to help construction and other businesses understand what is expected of them under the Duty of Care law. Centred on an interactive website (www.rightwasterightplace.com) and run by the Environmental Services Association (ESA), the campaign is supported by the Environment Agency (EA), Natural Resources Wales (NRW), the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and the Environmental Services Association Education Trust (ESAET), and offers practical advice on how to manage waste safely and efficiently.

This seminar will be of particular interest to those in the construction and agricultural sectors, helping them understand their responsibilities and identify how they can comply with the requirements. A question and answer session will provide the opportunity to pose questions to the experts.

There will also be an opportunity to meet other businesses involved in the supply chain, local councils and training providers.

The Preston event is the latest in a number of seminars that have taken place across the country in Exeter, London, Goole, Newcastle, Liverpool and Bangor.

Sam Corp, Head of Regulation at the ESA, commented:

“The events we have held across the country have been a huge success and facilitated some great discussion amongst attendees from the construction sector. We look forward to bringing this latest seminar to Preston and sharing knowledge with construction and agriculture businesses across Lancashire.

“The ‘right Waste, right Place’ campaign is here to help businesses to do the right thing with their waste and comply with their legal obligations. Small business owners are often stretched, multi-tasking and under pressure. Our campaign provides valuable and easy-to-understand materials that will help them put good practices in place that protect them from breaking the law.”

The national ‘right Waste, right Place’ campaign has already attracted the support of a collection of official ‘ambassadors’ spanning various sectors, including local authorities, associations such as the Considerate Constructors Scheme, waste management companies, housebuilders, construction companies, and charities including the National Trust.
Please e-mail info@rightwasterightplace.com to register for this free seminar.

Local businesses can find simple guides, Need to Know cards, case studies and videos online at www.rightwasterightplace.com or by emailing info@rightwasterightplace.com.