Health and Safety at composting and AD sites: a bespoke training course with all the 'must know' essentials

3rd and 4th July 2019 -  Oxfordshire


The REA is delighted to be providing once again a bespoke two-day training course to members (and non-members) on all the essential health and safety information required by managers and supervisors at composting and AD sites.

Qualification that can be gained: NVQ Level 2 Equivalent. Please note that this event is also registered for BASIS CPD points.

The course will be held at Agrivert's head office which is located at: The Stables, Radford, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 4EB. See MAP for more details.

The course is primarily aimed at managers and supervisors and it would also be beneficial to consultants and others working within the biological treatment sector. It supports the HSEs strategy of managing risk well and supporting small employers by giving simple advice so SMEs to know what they have to do.

The course is packed with useful practical information ensuring that attendees leave the course informed not only on their legal obligations but also on what practical steps they can take to make their sites safer and healthier places to work in.


Course details:

  • 13 hours tuition time (over 2 days)
  • Nine key elements within the course including:

o  Health and safety Foundations

o  How to manage health and safety effectively

o  General workplace health and safety

o  Machinery and other work equipment

o  Transport

o  Electricity

o  Fire

o  Health risks

o  Operational issues

  • 1 hour exam (multiple choice) - pass rate 80% which will be taken on day two.
  • An assignment (risk assessment) to be returned within 10 working days of the course. It is expected that this would take a maximum of 2 hours to complete. Pass rate of 60%. This element will be set and marked by a qualified assessor.
  • Qualification gained: NVQ Level 2 Equivalent

The full course agenda and timings can be found here.


REA members: £485 per person + VAT

Non-members: £606 per person + VAT 

What's included:  a two day course, all materials, exam marking, refreshments and lunch but not accommodation or evening meal.

A range of accommodation options are available in Chipping Norton and its surrounding area.

Course Instructor:

The REA is extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to be working with Matthew Lee an OSHCR registered Consultant. Matthew left HSE 5 years ago after 36 years as an operational inspector. During his time with HSE he inspected, and since leaving HSE, has worked with several waste companies undertaking training, auditing and undertaking accident investigations. He has also presented at waste conferences.

His practical knowledge within this sector is of particular value to attendees. His insight will provide delegates more than just the bare essentials often provided on other H&S courses. This is a unique opportunity to improve your understanding of the key issues and your responsibility as either an employee or employer.


To book your place, please contact Jeremy as places are strictly limited to ensure delegates get the most out of the course. Your place will only be secured once payment has been made.


Should you have any further questions of clarity, please contact Jeremy direct.

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