CIWM/WAMITAB Operator Competence Scheme

End of Life Vehicles - Vehicle Storage, depollution and dismantling

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The Environmental Permitting Regulations require End of Life Vehicle facilities to prove they have technically competent management. Before a permit can be issued or a site operated you will need to prove that you are competent to operate a site. This is done by completing a CIWM/WAMITAB Operator Competence certificate in End of Life Vehicle Facilities.

Suitable for standard rules permits SR2008No20 or SR2011No3.

The Environmental Permitting Regulations 2007 (amended 2010) came into force on the 6th April 2008. These regulations require End of Life Vehicles facilities to demonstrate technical competence (operator competence). They replace the Environment Agency assessments.

If you were considered competent under the previous system (either by a COTC, Environment Agency assessment or deemed competence), please be aware you will need to maintain your competence by either completing a Continuing Competence test or an Operator Competence certificate.

Any site not complying with the requirement will face Environment Agency sanctions which could include fines or withdrawal of your permit.

AutoDrain have formed a strategic partnership with ADL Environmental, an accredited WAMITAB assessment centre with vast experience in mentoring and assessing learners through this qualification with a network of assessors based throughout the UK. To complete the assessment you are required to build a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate you can manage your site within the rules of your permit which is combined with ‘on the job’ assessments carried out in the workplace.

End of Life Vehicle facilities are classed as a medium risk facility and will usually operate under an SR2008No20 or SR2011No3 standard rules permit. This means that it is a legal requirement that the site appoints a technically competent person who holds an appropriate operator competence certificate.