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Albion Environmental Ltd is delighted to announce that our trainers Sam Grant and Craig Chandler are now approved Energy and Utility Skills (EUSR) SHEA training providers.  This new Passport scheme is a collaboration between Energy & Utility Skills and SWITCH (Scottish Waste Industry Competency Health and Safety Forum) to further support and promote health and safety in the resource management industry in Scotland. The SWITCH Forum which includes Local Authorities (LA’s), public, private and third
Please find below an important message about SWITCH. Dear Colleague, As a Forum we have worked hard this year to review our work for the past 4 years, which has highlighted many of our successes and achievements even though it is entirely based on us collectively giving our time on a voluntary basis. It has also given us a chance to review our governance system, structure and documents to consider how best to put it
Albion Environmental are pleased to be able to offer a comprehensive range of training courses in the Social Care and Health & Safety sectors through our new eLearning suite. Courses in a variety of areas ranging from Abrasive Wheels through to Working Safely are delivered via our innovative video training modules and all courses are approved by the relevant bodies – RoSPA, IATP, EFE, IIRSM or CPD.   Sign up online and receive instant access
The 2021 Biodegradable waste to landfill ban is rapidly approaching with less than 26 months before it is implemented, but is Scotland really ready? The current industry consensus is that there is a shortfall in alternative capacity of 900,000 tonnes in the first year. It may end up being less than this once the exact definition of “biodegradable waste” is fully understood but it also may be much more than this if some of the
Alasdair presents lecture to University of the West of Scotland (UWoS) students on Waste Management. All too often the focus in developing countries is building roads, schools, houses etc. and good waste management is often forgotten. Using his experience from travelling to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Alasdair put in context the difficulties faced by developing countries. What is more important? A new road A hospital Clean drinking water Waste management In many cases it
Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) new licensing requirements effective from 1st September 2018, impacting all new large construction projects across Scotland.   What has Changed? The recent changes to the regulations have been implemented to reduce the potential risks of pollution to the water environment from construction sites. Work at new construction sites, including land preparation, are now prohibited at sites where a licence is required without: Obtaining a licence from SEPA; and Adhering to a
Please join us in welcoming Chris Eccles to the team as an Environmental Technician to support our continued growth. Chris recently graduated having spent the past 5 years studying environmental civil engineering with a specialty year in geo-environmental engineering. Chris has also gained valuable project management experience whilst interning in California with a construction management company on a large project to redevelop a city college. This experience demonstrated the importance of identifying the needs of
Yasmin Watson successfully achieves Diploma in Microsoft Office Plus with Pitman Training taking her skills to a higher level giving her a better understanding of what each programme is capable of. With these skills Yas is able to utilise her knowledge within the company. Microsoft Office is the most common suite of software programs used in business today, and her extra skills and experience allows her to support other Albion staff to get the maximum
Albion Environmental is an experienced provider of Waste Compositional Analysis services to local authorities, waste management companies and producers of commercial and industrial waste. Over the past 10 years we have sorted in excess of 280,000 kg of waste by completing Waste Compositional Analysis for our clients. In recent weeks we have sent teams to Perth, Scottish Borders, and Carlisle, and we are due in Dundee in November, this is in addition to a weekly
Soil waste classification and management expert and Principal Consultant Andrew Howlett, recently delivered a bespoke one-hour presentation on ‘Soil Management and the Interpretation of Site Investigation Reports’ to a major Scottish Construction Contractor. The presentation covered the following: What is Waste? Duty of Care SEPA Disposal Options Interpreting a Site Investigation Report The aim of the presentation was to help the contractor’s staff understand their Duty of Care obligations with regard to managing waste soils