Local Environmental Quality Enforcement - 4 days
This Defra course aims to help LEQ Enforcement Officers understand and utilise the powers available to tackle enviro crimes effectively.
Offences covered include those relating to:
- Graffiti & Flyposting
- Dog Control
- Nuisance Vehicles
- Fly-tipping & Waste
Using problem solving techniques, delegates are taught how to identify situations where enforcement action is appropriate and to follow correct and effective procedure.
On completion of the course delegates will be able to demonstrate the ability to issue FPNs for a number of offences with consideration for conflict resolution and health and safety.
This course also aims to ensure officers understand the importance of obtaining evidence with a view to prosecution for serious offences and non-payment of FPNs.
Each delegate will receive a comprehensive LEQ Enforcement Manual and a practical On-Street Guide that complement this course.
By the end of this training delegates will be able to:
Demonstrate a practical knowledge of enforceable LEQ issues
- Use relevant legislation appropriately
- Issue FPNs correctly and effectively
- Act with regard for health, safety and hostile situations
- Understand the processes involved in obtaining evidence to enable successful prosecutions.
Who would benefit by attending this course?
The course is aimed at local authority enforcement officers with responsibilities for enforcing LEQ legislation. This predominantly relates to fixed penalty notice activity but the course also demonstrates how and when to recognise more serious offences so they can be reported to superiors for action.
Four Days – 9.30 – 4.30 (24 hours)
"Learnt so much in four days, a brilliant starting point for carrying out environmental enforcement, without being overloading" - Rachel Murphy – South Ribble
"An essential and highly informative course for any LA wanting to seriously address environmental crime in all its forms" - Lesley Skinner – Stevenage BC
"An excellent course. Well presented and very relevant for all officers dealing with environmental crime" - Duncan Greene – Community Warden - Eden District Council
"Well presented course – some complex legislation to understand which was presented in easy to understand format" - Stephen Hill – Eden District Council
The cost for attending this four day course is £850 & VAT. Cost includes refreshments, lunch, intensive manual and “street guide”.
If you have more than 8 members of staff who you would like to train, then bespoke training will give you much more value for money.Whilst saving money other benefits include:-
• Receiving a more tailored training package
• Providing an induction for new staff and motivating existing staff
• Ensuring consistent quality
• a greater focus on local matters
£5000.00 + VAT for maximum of 15 delegates - 4 consecutive days' training
£5200.00 + VAT for maximum of 15 delegates - 2 x 2 days split days' training
We recognise that you may not have a large number of staff to train, so why not invite colleagues from neighbouring authorities and associations who would also benefit from this option, and who could share the training costs.
As a host you need to provide a suitable training venue, equipment and refreshments (including lunch for each day's training).
To discuss this further and ascertain dates, please contact our Training Department on 01942 612655 or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org