COTC cover for hazardous waste
The tighter restrictions on handling and processing hazardous waste are an indication of the greater risk level, especially in the case of materials like asbestos that can cause severe health problems.
Because of this, it’s even more important to monitor your procedures in line with CoTC requirements, and take action on any identifiable risks.
If an incident occurs – for example, a fire involving hazardous materials – you may be held responsible if you did not conduct the correct checks, and this in turn could result in an unlimited fine or a prison sentence.
By arranging hazardous waste COTC cover, you can make sure you meet your permit obligations, while also taking action to prevent incidents like the accidental ignition of flammable materials.
How we help with hazardous waste
Recycling Training Services provide interim COTC cover for times when you lack personnel, either because you are short staffed, you need to handle a particular type of waste, or some other reason.
We can also train your staff, to help you gain a qualified TCM or to help your existing TCM to meet the requirements to renew their existing COTC(certificates must usually be renewed at least every two years).
If you want to take further action against fire risks in particular, we can draw up a Fire Prevention Plan for your premises that meets the Environment Agency’s 19-point guidelines and addresses hazardous waste streams as appropriate.
Finally, we also write Site Health & Safety Manuals which can cover the transport and handling of hazardous waste, including during skip operations.
Ask us anything
We’re here to help with any enquiries you might have about COTC cover for hazardous waste, COTC training (and COTC retraining for existing TCMs), Fire Prevention Plans, and Site Health & Safety Manuals.
To ask us a question, you can fill in our Contact Us form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible, or call us on 07710 200 333 to speak to a member of our team immediately.