Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme (SEATS)CITB

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Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme (SEATS)


1 day (7 hours)


Multi choice written exam

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, it has been developed for construction supervisors, so this should be considered before enrolling delegates on this course.  Delegates must be competent in English at site supervisor level.


Provided by CITB

Course Introduction

This one day Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme (SEATS) course is designed for those who have, or are about to acquire, supervisory responsibilities.

This one day course is intended for those operating at supervisor level.  The course covers all relevant legislation and other aspects that affect the environment in the building, construction and civil engineering industries.  It will provide supervisors with a broad understanding of the environment and the issues construction sites face.

Course Aims

To help construction supervisors to :

  • Supervise and protect the environment through legal provisions
  • Protect the eco-system – the relationships and interactions between animals, plants (flora and fauna) and organisms and their environment.
  • Follow environmental management systems and processes to mitigate environmental damage
  • Play their part in reducing statutory nuisance and disturbance to neighbours
  • Manage the impact that archaeology and heritage can have on construction
  • Control water consumption and reduce the impact construction has on natural water supplies
  • Implement control measures to prevent the pollution of watercourses
  • Identify ethically sourced timber through the chain of custody entering site
  • Identify, control and manage contamination on brownfield sites
  • Segregate and properly dispose of waste

Course Content

  • Sustainability and the environment
  • Regulations and activities supporting sustainable construction
  • Environmental stakeholders and regulators
  • Site environmental management systems
  • Archaeology and heritage
  • Protected monuments, buildings and sites
  • Ecology
  • Biodiversity
  • Endangered, protected and priority species and habitats
  • Wildlife
  • Tree and hedgerow protection
  • Invasive species
  • Statutory nuisance
  • Air quality
  • Air pollution
  • Noise and vibration
  • Light pollution
  • Community liaison
  • Water management
  • Dewatering and abstraction of water
  • Discharge
  • Pollution prevention
  • Pollution incident response plans
  • Resource efficiency
  • Timber and chain of custody
  • Contamination control
  • Contaminates
  • Soil management
  • Waste
  • Site waste management plans
  • Describing and classifying waste
  • Managing and transferring waste
  • Management of hazardous waste

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To book a course, or for more information, please call our Training Team on:
01905 425 468
(Option 2 > Option 1).