Scrap Metal

Recycling Training Services provide COTC cover (Certificate of Technical Competence) so scrap metal sites can meet their obligation to have a Technically Competent Manager (TCM) on-site for at least the minimum 20% of your operating hours, as required by your Environment Agency permit.

We work with waste processing facilities nationwide to provide WAMITAB COTC cover in the event of long-term sickness, maternity leave, or as interim cover while you train new TCMs.

We can also provide CoTC training for scrap metal sites, so that when our COTC cover comes to an end, you have a technically competent individual in your employment ready to take over for the future.

To find out more, call us now on 07710 200 333 or fill in our Contact Us form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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Our work with scrap metal processing sites

Scrap metal processing sites have had to handle significant and quite sudden changes in regulations in recent years. For many who have been operating in the industry for decades, that has been quite a challenge.

COTC cover for scrap metal processors means that you can hire in to meet the conditions of your Environment Agency operating permit to continue fully licensed scrap metal processing activities.

Failure to do this can lead to severe sanctions – including, in the worst cases, a jail term or an unlimited fine – so it’s absolutely essential that you understand your obligations and take steps to comply with them.

With the help of Recycling Training Services, you can get COTC cover so that you have a qualified TCM on-site immediately, until you are able to recruit or train a permanent TCM of your own.

Ongoing COTC support and mentoring for scrap metal operators

Qualifying for a COTC certificate is not a one-time-only exam. Under the scheme operated by WAMITAB and the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, every TCM must get reassessed once every two years for their certificate to be valid.

We can help with this. If your TCM needs refresher training, we can provide that to make sure they are fully up-to-date with the specifications of the COTC scheme. If necessary, we can provide interim COTC cover until your permanent TCM is able to get reassessed (We provide a one-day refresher course for anyone taking the test for only £100).

We also provide additional services that can help scrap metal facilities to meet their health and safety obligations, including detailed Fire Prevention Plans and Site Health & Safety Manuals, which can also be useful if you collect scrap metal via skip hire.

Find out more

If you have any specific needs that are not listed here, or you’d like to ask us anything about the services we have mentioned, please get in touch.

We work with scrap metal companies up and down the UK, and it is very likely that we are already working in your area. All enquiries are welcome

To contact us, just fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Alternatively, give us a call on 07710 200 333 or message our social media accounts and we’ll do what we can for you.