This half day training course will look at current legislation and the often overlooked environmental and ecological responsibilities that need consideration at the earliest stages of engineering schemes (flood defence schemes, drainage schemes and Network Rail infrastructure and maintenance works). You will look at issues such as protected species, designated sites, non-native invasive species, archaeology and cultural heritage. You will also discuss the common pitfalls and how to avoid them.
This training course can be tailored to suit scheme designers and contractors to ensure all parties are aware of and meet their legal obligations.
This course is aimed at:
- Utility and transport contractors and operators
You will gain an understanding of the environmental legislation and policies that apply and be able to plan and undertake work to ensure compliance with legislation and policy, in a method which will ultimately lead to cost savings.
Christopher Toop BSc
Chris holds a BSc (Hons) in Wildlife and Countryside Conservation and has extensive experience of providing ecological support to a wide range of clients, including Network Rail, the Environment Agency and Internal Drainage Boards. His experience spans from project inception including baseline surveys to assist in scheme design, to post-works site restoration, through on-site supervision of mitigation measures at construction phase and production of Environmental Impact Assessments. These have included novel approaches to project planning, dealing with protected and invasive species, troubleshooting and navigating a course through environmental legislation to allow schemes to proceed on time and within budget.