1.1 Introduction to the course and learning outcomes

1.1 Introduction to the course and learning outcomes

The following course will explore the roles and responsibilities of an Environmental Enforcement Officer, enforcing legislation on behalf of local authorities. The course has been designed to teach you everything about the role from the equipment you will need to fulfil the role, the places we patrol and the myths around private land.

The course will discuss Health and Safety procedures that must be followed and discuss the relevant legislation specific to each of the offences you will be enforcing on behalf of the council you will be representing.

The course will show you how to correctly issue a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) and the full procedure to ensure no complaints can be made against you. The course is designed to be interactive and you are encouraged to ask as many questions as possible, if you do not understand anything or need something to be explained again.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course you will be able to:

· Understand the role of an Environmental Crime Officer

· Work effectively within an NES Team

· Carry out enforcement duties in line with customer requirements

· Comply with the law in all aspects of the job role

· Remain safe whilst at work