TWI partnering with the Environment Agency to train landfill inspection personnel

TWI partnering with the Environment Agency to train landfill inspection personnel

TWI has been selected by the Environment Agency to deliver training to the members of its staff responsible for checking the integrity of geomembrane linings and pipes at landfill sites.

To meet the demand, TWI is introducing a new course: ‘Welding of Geomembranes and Pipes for CQA Engineers’. Designed specifically for Environment Agency inspectors and construction quality assurance (CQA) engineers, this one-day course will provide attendees with an understanding of HDPE (high-density polyethylene) geomembranes and pipes, and the techniques used to join them.

The consequences of a landfill geomembrane failing and allowing toxic chemicals and leachate to leak into the local environment could be catastrophic, so it is imperative that they are inspected and quality-assured. To be able to do this effectively, inspectors and CQA engineers need a good knowledge of the processes involved in constructing a landfill geomembrane.

Many of the engineers and technicians responsible for fabricating geomembrane linings will have completed TWI’s ‘Lining Membrane Welding’ course – the only programme of its type in the world that leads to internationally recognised CSWIP certification. TWI has now adapted this course to make it suitable for personnel inspecting these engineers’ and technicians’ work.

The course will cover relevant accreditation schemes, an introduction to plastics materials, principles of plastics welding, theory of geomembrane and pipe welding, and good and bad working practices. It will also feature a practical demonstration and workshop, providing an opportunity to get hands-on experience of geomembrane welding techniques.

If you believe you or your staff would benefit from this training, visit the course page for more details or contact TWI Senior Project Leader Scott Andrews on +44 (0)1223 899000, or via our contact us page.