Albion Awarded Zero Waste Scotland Contract

Albion Awarded Zero Waste Scotland Contract – Supporting the long-term development and functionality of the Scottish Waste Industry Training Competency and Health & Safety (SWITCH) Forum and Passport Scheme

The scheme, designed for the resource management industry, will provide quality assured, on-site evidence that individuals have demonstrated an appropriate level of knowledge on health, safety and environmental awareness issues, as determined by SWITCH.  The scheme will provide consistency of standards for safety and induction training, and will reduce duplication/repetition of core health and safety training across the industry.

As an Ambassador of the SWITCH Forum we are delighted to announce Zero Waste Scotland has appointed Albion Environmental Ltd to support the long-term development and functionality of the established SWITCH Forum and Passport Scheme.  

As the nominated Contractor we will engage with Zero Waste Scotland to develop a Transition and Succession plan for the SWITCH Forum to market, promote and lead the SWITCH Passport Scheme throughout the Scottish Local Authority domain as well as other public, private and third sector organisations across the resource management industry. 

The Scottish Waste Industry Training Competence and Health & Safety (SWITCH) Forum was originally created to support Scotland’s Zero Waste Plan by encouraging the continual improvement of health & safety and workplace skills in the resource management sector. The SWITCH Forum is a multi-partnership forum made up of organisations across all sectors within the resource management industry. These organisations include Zero Waste Scotland, Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Scottish Government, private waste management companies, advisory bodies and local authorities.

For more information, including how to become involved with the SWITCH Forum, or to share your experiences of good practice or just to find out more please visit the SWITCH Forum pages on the CIWM website or email switch@zerowastescotland.org.uk.