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Practical Erosion and Sediment Control for the Workforce

This practical one day course is specifically designed for Supervisors, Leading Hands and Work Crews working on road projects, subdivisions, water and sewer projects, pipelines, cable laying, overhead transmission lines and other construction projects. It provides specific information on the principles of Erosion and Sediment Control in line with the NSW Government “Blue Book”. A combination of illustrated PowerPoint presentations, hands-on practical demonstrations, discussion and practical site based activities instruct participants in how to effectively meet their operational and legislative requirements.


Course content includes:

  • The Regulatory Environment, Due Diligence and Responsibility
  • Understanding Soil Erosion
  • Assessing Erosion Hazard
  • Soil and Water Interaction
  • Erosion Control Best Management Practices
  • Site Stabilisation and Rehabilitation
  • Sediment Control Best Management Practices
  • Site Inspection
  • Practical Implementation of Best Management Practices

Who should attend?

Council Work Crews, Contractors, Supervisors, Leading Hands, Regulatory Officers, Project Staff and Construction Engineers

Recent participants have included:

Bathurst Regional Council, Bellingen Shire Council, Cessnock City Council, Gosford City Council, Gympie Regional Council, Kempsey Shire Council, Lake Macquarie Landcare, Moree Plains Shire Council, Nambucca Shire Council, Narrabri Shire Council, Narromine Council, Newcastle City Council, Port Macquarie Hastings Council, Port Stephens Council, Singleton Shire Council, Tamworth Regional Council, Wagga Wagga Shire Council, Warrumbungle Shire Council, Wyong Shire Council, CiviLake, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, RMS Western Region, Sydney Olympic Park Authority, Transport NSW, ADCO Construction, AT&L, Burton Contractors, Diona Pty Ltd, Edwards Construction, John Holland Rail, Murphy Pipe and Civil, Origin Energy, Robson Civil Project, Umwelt Australia, Visionstream and Xstrata Tahmoor Coal.

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