Introduction to Environmental Management
for the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management
By Brian Waters
Routledge – 2013 – 208 pages
Routledge – 2013 – 208 pages
This endorsed handbook is directly aligned to the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management, with each element of the syllabus explained in detail.
Environmental pressures have been increasing on businesses over many years. New legislation has forced companies to look at their impact on the environment through such issues as use of resources, emissions, energy use, transport and waste management. Accidents such as the recent pollution incident by BP in the Gulf of Mexico grab the attention of the media and bring it into the public domain. In addition to its focus on the NEBOSH course, this book covers all of the essential elements managers will need to understand correct environmental health and safety management, including the broad legal framework, risk assessment and pointers to relevant standards.
Brian Waters has 15 years’ experience in the water supply industry, and 13 years of experience in senior management roles with the National Rivers Authority and the Environment Agency. He has subsequently worked in training and consultancy, giving him a wealth of experience in this area.
Foundations in environmental management, Environmental management systems, Environmental impact assessments, Control of emissions to air, Control of contamination of water sources, Control of waste and land use, Sources and use of energy and energy efficiency, Control of environmental noise, Planning for and dealing with environmental emergencies, The examination for the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management, APPENDIX 1 Units of measurement used in environmental management, APPENDIX 2 Background briefing to some of the scientific terminology used in the text, APPENDIX 3 Some examples of environmental management in practice
Brian Waters, PhD, BSc, Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, Member Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, Member Chartered Management Institute. Brian spent 15 years in the water supply industry, covering water treatment and supply, waste water and industrial waste treatment and various other tasks.
He joined the National Rivers Authority as Regional Water Manager for the Midlands, then became an Area Manager responsible for all NRA functions in the East Midlands and remained in that position with the formation of the Environment Agency, having management responsibility for all the functions. Brian later moved back to the Midlands Regional Office as Regional Water Manager covering flood protection, water resources and fisheries and in total, spent about another 13 years in senior management roles.
Since leaving the EA Brian has worked in training and consultancy, mainly in water quality and climate change issues.