Weighbridge Operator Course

This course has been developed to provide site operators with an understanding of the practical elements of the operation of a weighbridge, and developing their knowledge and understanding surrounding best practice and accompanying legal aspects.

The Course is ideally suited to anyone who regularly operates the weighbridge on site and covers legal responsibilities including completing Duty of Care paperwork.

We offer two options that may be suitable for anyone working with a weighbridge on a day to day basis looking to build their necessary level of knowledge.

  • 1 day course held by us at your premises, for up to 6 candidates or
  • ½ day online course

SQA and CIWM (WAMITAB) offer a nationally recognised Weighbridge Operator Level 2 Award suitable for people wishing to join the waste management industry, apprentices and people who already work as a Weighbridge Operative and who would like to gain a formal qualification. 


To understand the main requirements of the role associated with the operation of a weighbridge, in line with industry best practice and accompanying legal aspects.

Training Methods

Both courses include participative training with a mix of discussions.

The 1 day course – also includes ½ day practical work on the weighbridge.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who requires an update on current waste legislation issues

Candidates who regularly complete Duty of Care and Special Waste paperwork

Candidates wishing to improve their knowledge of Waste Management

Course Content

  • Waste Legislation
  • Classifying Waste Using the EWC
  • Waste Transfer Notes
  • Weighbridge Legislation
  • Weighbridge Tickets

Course Materials Include:

Course handout.

Confirmation of Learning

Confirmation of learning is achieved by observation from a qualified assessor and trainer of candidate participation.


Candidates who complete the course successfully will receive a certificate issued by Albion.

Progression Options

Albion also offer individuals the opportunity to further their knowledge by undertaking CIWM (WAMITAB) awards relevant to their role. These awards are suitable for people wishing to join the waste management industry, apprentices and people who already work as a Weighbridge Operative and who would like to gain a formal qualification.

If you are an employee or an employer and would like to find out more including any available funding please contact kirstie@albion-environmental.co.uk

Our Track Record

Albion have a proven track record of delivering courses to many local authorities and public and private sector organisations, many of whom have engaged with us further to develop and roll-out the delivery of their own in-house training for all levels of staff

We have a well-qualified and experienced team to deliver training for your organisation. All our staff currently complete CPD records for a range of professional organisations including, CIWM (WAMITAB), SQA, CIWM and have a wealth of experience in supporting organisations at strategic and operational levels.

Our accreditations

The awarding bodies that we carry out assessments and training for, are regulated by the Qualification Standards Authority (OFQUAL) and Sector Skills Council for their industry; compliance is essential. We are pleased to say that Albion have consistently received high praise from both SQA and CIWM (WAMITAB) Qualifications Centre at our annual verification visits.

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