Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme (SEATS)


This one day interactive course has been developed for site supervisors/managers with the aim of providing candidates with an introduction to environmental issues on construction sites.

It is designed to meet the basic environmental knowledge that the sub-contract chain are required to prove to major contractors, and covers the environmental aspects of the new HS&E touch screen test. The course will bring the candidates environmental and sustainability knowledge up to date by giving a thorough overview of the subject, relevant legislation and industry best practice.

It will enable them to identify, control and minimise the environmental impacts of their work and where possible identify environmental improvement opportunities.

At the end of the course you will have an understanding of:

  • State what sustainable development is, and how the construction industry plays a part in achieving it.

  • List the benefits of an environmental management system (EMS) in relation to efficiency targets and protection of the environment.

  • Describe the importance of protecting wildlife and their habitats, the legislation protecting wildlife, and the difference between endangered, protected and priority species.

  • Describe what constitutes a statutory nuisance and how nuisance on site can be avoided.

  • Outline the information requirements and the benefits of implementing a site waste management plan.

  • Outline what constitutes contaminated land, how it can be identified and how contamination may have occurred.

To pass the course - assessment takes place during the day and candidates have to pass a mandatory Multi-choice questionnaire at the end of the day.

For further information, advice and guidance please contact our CITB expert:


Paul Beharrell


Mob: 07590 241 444