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Continuing competence

The CIWM/WAMITAB continuing competence scheme requires technically competent managers in England and Wales to pass an assessment that demonstrates that the individual has kept their competence up to date on a bi-annual basis.

From 1st March 2014 all continuing competence certificates are ‘date stamped’ with an expiry date effective from the second anniversary of achievement. The new rolling scheme is intended to allow individuals and organisations to monitor the currency of their technical competence and easily track when their next test is due.

The continuing competence test is provided through Pearson Vue test centres on behalf of CIWM/WAMITAB. The test is computer based and comprised of multiple choice questions. Questions cover health & safety, legislation and environmental protection. The test will also include questions on your specific activity, for example the management of anaerobic digestion facilities.

Find out more – check out our continuing competence frequently asked questions or refresher training, or contact Wiser Training on 01480 462 232.

Continuing competence refresher training

Wiser Training has developed a refresher training course, based around the continuing competence syllabus.  This course is suitable for technically competent managers preparing to undertake their continuing competence test who wish to ensure their current knowledge and understanding is up to date.

The training covers syllabus specific legislation, health & safety and environmental protection.  Where a bespoke course is requested, activity specific topics will also be covered.

The aim of the training is to understand:

Environmental protection – environmental risk

  • Controlling emissions
  • Containment and storage on site
  • Fires
  • Environmental incidents / spillages
  • Activities

Health & safety – health and safety legislation

  • Noise, vibration and asbestos
  • Risk assessment
  • People on site
  • Permits to work
  • Requirements of using equipment
  • Manual handling
  • Activities

Legislation – waste classification

  • Duty of Care / carrier registration
  • Hazardous waste
  • Environmental permitting regulations
  • Activities

Following the training session, Wiser Training offers a ‘mock test’, written by Wiser Training’s experienced trainers who have successfully completed the continuing competence test in a variety of activity topics.

Find out more about our continuing competence refresher training, contact Wiser Training on 01480 462 232.