TJ employee completes WAMITAB training

Yapton Materials Recovery Facility Site Foreman, Martin Wright, has recently completed the WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator for Non-Hazardous Waste Treatment and Transfer qualification, which he passed with flying colours.

This qualification is part of the WAMITAB Operator Competence Scheme, which is designed to enable permitted waste facilities in England and Wales to demonstrate that they employ technically-competent people with the knowledge and skills to ensure waste sites comply with Environmental Permitting Regulations (2007).

WAMITAB qualifications involve a set number of guided, 1-1 learning hours as well as additional personal study hours that you can complete at your own pace. Qualification time for these three qualifications ranges from 121 hours up to 241 hours depending on the subject, so these courses require a high level of commitment from participants.

Once active learning has commenced, the learner must check in with their tutor every two weeks to get their work reviewed and to enable the tutor to observe the learner conducting their duties on-site and report on them. Once the learning is complete for a qualification, the learner must submit written assignments along with supporting evidence.

Martin said: “I’ve worked for TJ for around 15 years and during that time they’ve provided me with lots of training including First Aid, Fire Marshall, Plant Operations and Weighbridge Operations. The WAMITAB qualification has given me an in-depth knowledge of how to run a site in accordance with licences and regulations, which is extremely valuable.”

WAMITAB is an awarding organisation and charity that develops qualifications for those working in waste management and recycling, cleaning and street cleansing, facilities management and parking. They work directly with industry leaders to shape and deliver employer-led qualifications that provide individuals with fit-for-purpose skills for the workplace. They also aim to embed a culture of safety and progression, making the industry more attractive as a career.

Martin added: “I started the qualification prior to the pandemic but it did set my training back somewhat. But I persevered and successfully completed it. I’ve now started the Level 4 High Risk Operator Competence for Managing Transfer of Hazardous Waste qualification and hope to complete it within nine months.”

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Luke Haskell
12 December 2022