Environmental Course

Environmental for Field Service Technicians

This unit is designed to give learners a good understanding of the environmental hazards and requirements for safe handling of dangerous substances, in accordance with environmental legislation.

This unit is recommended for all individuals starting out in all fields of FD&A and a compulsory unit for those taking the level 3 advanced qualification pathway.

Certain qualifications have been recognised as advanced of this unit and are therefore recognised as prior learning. For more information on this, please go to the prerequisites section below.

For more information, please watch our short video of approximately 7 minutes to find out more.

What's on the Health & Safety and Environment units of the Qualification Pathway?

Delegates taking the environmental for field service technicians’ course will receive a course book at the start of the course. The course book will contain a copy of the slides used during the course, along with an explanation to accompany each slide and space to make their own learner notes. These books are to be retained by the delegates and are a useful reference tool for the work place.

For courses that take place within the classroom environment, a hard copy of the course notes will be provided at the start of the course. For courses taking place on-line, delegates will have access to the course notes digitally. Following completion of the online course delegates will be contacted and have the option to receive a hard copy of the course book in the post. Details on how to access the digital course book will be provided within the course invitation e-mail. Delegates will need to set up access to the digital course book prior to the start of the course.

At the end of the environmental for field service technicians’ course, you should have an understanding of the following:

• Environmental Law
• Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical & electronic equipment (RoHS)
• Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
• Waste Management
• Energy Consumption
• Ionising Radiation Regulations IRR17
• F-Gas
• Ozone Depleting Substances (Halon)

At the end of the course, delegates will take an examination to test their knowledge. The examination is closed book and no reference material will be allowed.

For any courses held online, the examination will also be online. For details about the online examination process, please visit the following links,  FIA online examinations for its industry-leading qualifications and  How to take an FIA online Qualification exam.

Delegates taking the course in the classroom, will be provided with a tablet to access the exam.

If you are unsuccessful during the exam at the end of the course, you will be eligible for a free exam re-sit.

A copy of the course syllabus is available by clicking on the following link, Environmental Course Syllabus.

Any delegates who wish to progress onto the advanced qualifications, including the H&S and environmental courses, will need to have completed and passed the foundation course in FD&A systems.

Before taking this course, we would recommend delegates undertake some pre-learning by reading through some FIA fact files that are available for download using the links provided below.

Fact File 36 Environmental Guidance Legislative Overview

Fact File 29 The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

F-Gas Guidance IS-23 Training and Certification FPS

Existing qualifications relating to Health & Safety

Delegates are exempt from the respective mandatory environmental course if they have the following;

NEBOSH national diploma in Environmental Management, ‘Plus’ completion of the FIA F- Gas course and the FIA Halon course.

The successful completion of this course & the exam, could be your next or final step towards the overall Advanced Qualification, or alternatively this could lead to an additional advanced qualification for those that have already achieved the overall qualification.

This course will provide a working knowledge of environmental issues for service technicians.

Upon completion of the exam, delegates will get an instant result. The next step for successful delegates is very much dependant on individual circumstances with regards to your position on the qualification pathway.

Once the overall qualification has been completed, a level 3 certificate will be issued. In the interim period, e-mails will be sent out confirming your result that can be used as evidence.

Yes, this training has 6.5 Hours CPD.

  • FIA member £150 + VAT
  • Non-members £240 + VAT