Category Archives: CIWM Scotland Centre Council

SWITCH Competence Assessment Tool Launch

As a SWITCH Network member Albion Environmental Ltd would like to bring your attention to the newly published SWITCH Competence Assessment Tool which is now available to download from Zero Waste Scotland’s website and will shortly be available via CIWM Scotland website. It is designed to help managers, supervisors and team leaders who work in waste and resource management to assess individuals and their teams against a range of competences and skills relevant to their job roles. Information can then easily be transferred across onto an easy-to-read Team Dashboard to show areas for development across the team.

It is simple, easy to use and free for all staff working in the resource management industry. Also available to download is a User Guide, giving you a step-by-step guide through the process and an employers’ handbook, Embedding Competence, which explains the idea and benefits to you in using the framework and tool.

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Join the SWITCH Network

The SWITCH Network is free to join for anyone working in the resource management sector. It is open to frontline, supervisory and senior level staff, and to individuals or organisations with an interest in health and safety, education, training and competence of the resource management industry. For more information, including how to become involved with SWITCH, how to share your experiences and good practice or just to find out more please email Encourage colleagues to register today and receive regular updates on the latest developments and industry events.




Sam Grant


Congratulations to Sam Grant who has been elected by CIWM Scotland members to be part of the Scotland Centre Council.

Sam Grant MCIWM
Scottish Centre Councillor

Sam has worked in the waste industry for 25 years initially operating landfill but progressing, as the industry changed, to complex MBT facilities as part of large scale initiatives, partnering at senior level in three Local Authority PFI/PPP contracts in Scotland and Northern England.

Currently Sam is working for Albion Environmental Ltd, using his wealth of experience to support and develop companies and individuals within the waste and resource sector.

Sam is married, has two grown children and lists his hobbies as photography and propping up the Italian economy.