C2.9.7 Training, Awareness and Competence


All employees with environmental responsibilities should receive adequate training to conduct their duties. As an EMS affects all employees, and therefore all employees will need some sort of training. The content and level of the training will be specific to the tasks they are required to conduct.

Employees should also be competent. To be competent a person needs to have adequate training, experience and knowledge to conduct a task. It is not sufficient to simply send someone on a course and assume they are competent.