Ecological Clerk of Works

Summary

Aimed at beginner – intermediate level, this one day course will provide an introduction for participants to the role and responsibilities of an Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW).

Description

This one day course will provide an introduction for participants to the role and responsibilities of an Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW).
The course will be presented through a series of case studies and interactive sessions. It will explore how an effective ECoW can ensure that biodiversity features are protected from a wide range of activities likely to be encountered during construction and associated types of operations, while at the same time ensuring that the client is fully briefed in order to avoid conflict with relevant legislation or planning consents.

Who Should Attend?

Consultants, LPA ecologists and those with a site-regulatory function e.g. SNCO licensing staff

No prior knowledge of the British Standard (BS42020) Biodiversity – Code of Practice of Planning and Development is required – although it will be useful if participants are familiar with the whole of Clause 10 of the standard, which addresses protection of biodiversity on construction sites.

Knowledge Level

Beginner – Intermediate

Learning Outcomes

  • To have explored the role and recognise the purpose of an ECoW
  • To have examined the range of construction activities that may affect biodiversity during the development process
  • To have discussed the knowledge, skills and behaviours of an effective ECoW;
  • To have recognised the importance and to have an awareness of relevant written and oral communication methods suited to the role
  • To have an awareness of practical on-site mitigation methods and techniques and the various situations where they may be applied

Refreshments

Course fee includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day

Key Information

Start date:

Cost:

CIEEM Member: £170 Non-member: £220

Organisation:

CIEEM

Type:

Short

Sector:

Ecology, Environment & Sustainability

Location:

Kennington

Contact Details: