Environmental Impact Assessments of Highway Schemes

This course is aimed at those either new to the development control and planning process or those who need an update on Environmental Impact Assessment(s), (EIAs) which is a fundamental part of the planning process for major schemes.

The course will provide a general understanding of this procedure in the context of the planning process - from feasibility though planning to operation.

Also available as an online training course.

Please note the online version of this training course will be split into modules.

Aims & Objectives:

To enable the delegate to:

  • Understand the requirements of EIAs
  • Determine the various chapters? and requirements
  • Establish how to use data
  • State the pros and cons of the EIA
  • Appreciate when the process should or should not be used
  • Understand the relevant parts of the planning process and how this fits into the engineer's role
  • Develop ideas on how to overcome a Highway Engineering issue
  • Establish how to judge and examine data presented during the exercises

On completion of this course the delegate will have a greater knowledge of the planning process, and the role played by EIAs as a fundamental requirement for major schemes.

Course Outline:

The following topics will be covered:

  • What is it an EIA?
  • Why undertake an EIA?
  • When is an EIA required?
  • How does it fit into the process?
  • EIA Legislation/Regulations
  • Other Legislation
  • Scoping studies
  • Impact Types
  • Impact significant?
  • Mitigation
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Management Plan
  • Environmental Commitments Register
  • Environmental Impacts and Aspects Register
  • Environmental Management Programme
  • Environmental Monitoring, Inspection and Audit Register
  • Non-Conformance and corrective Action Register
  • Accident and Emergency Register

A combination of:

  • Tutor Presentation
  • Interactive Exercises and Discussions
  • Visual Aids, Short DVD
  • Open workshops
  • Question and Answer Sessions
  • The course will give a general understanding of EIAs and how to prepare these assessments
  • The delegate will be able to recognise whether or not an assessment is the right document to use in certain circumstances

Intended For:

The course will be appropriate for graduate Civil Engineering, Highway Engineers, Project Managers, Environmental Science and Planning.

Where possible Delegates should bring with them a copy of a scheme - either they are working on or is being or has been undertaken with-in their organisation.