Whilst many of our frontline staff continue to work through this pandemic, the question is what are we doing to help support their wellbeing.

Danielle Moore from East Renfrewshire Council writes case study on staff wellbeing during COVID-19

 

SQA extend the lapsing period for the following qualifications:

QUALIFICATION TITLE ACCREDITATION PERIOD

(Lapsing Period)

CERTIFICATION

END DATE

 

SVQ in Waste Operations: Waste Collection

Driver at SCQF Level 5

(GF9G 22)

15 July 2020 until 30 September 2020 30 September 2022
SVQ in Waste Operations: Waste Collection Operative at SCQF Level 5 

(GF9H 22) 

15 July 2020 until 30 September 2020 30 September 2022
SVQ in Waste Operations: Waste

Site Operative at SCQF Level 5

(GF9J 22)  

15 July 2020 until 30 September 2020 30 September 2022
SVQ in Waste Operations: Waste

Team Leader at SCQF Level 5

(GF9K 22)  

15 July 2020 until 30 September 2020 30 September 2022
SVQ in Waste Operations: Waste

Weighbridge Operative at SCQF Level 5

 (GF9L 22)

15 July 2020 until 30 September 2020 30 September 2022
SVQ in Waste Supervisory Management

at SCQF Level 6

(GF9M 23)

15 July 2020 until 30 September 2020 30 September 2024

As Chris James, steps down from his role as Chief Executive Officer for WAMITAB, the awarding body for qualifications in the resource and waste sector, the Chartered Institution of Waste Management (CIWM) announce the integration of WAMITAB more closely into CIWM. During the transition WAMITAB will continue to operate as usual with no change in the immediate term to any of the qualifications or services offered by WAMITAB and they will continue to be and End Point Assessment Organisation for apprenticeships.

EMBARGOED 22.07.20 Integration plan announced for CIWM and WAMITAB

The Scottish Government publish an update to Scotland’s Route Map setting out further phase 3 changes, including the full and safe re-opening of schools. It also outlines further indicative dates for sectors reopening in August and September.

The publication can be viewed here:

 

VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards is looking for businesses going beyond compliance and doing their part to contribute to Scotland’s Net Zero objective. The scheme will promote good environmental practices through case studies and media opportunities.

The submission process is free and opens on Monday 03 August 2020.

Anyone who submits their story will receive tailored feedback and details of free support available for further environmental improvement. The best stories will be promoted via media channels and at an event in the Scottish Parliament in January 2021 (subject to any COVID restrictions). Please send in your stories by 5pm on Friday 30th October 2020.

For submission forms and additional information visit www.vibes.org.uk or email vibes@sepa.org.uk, from Monday 03 August 2020

 

This is version 11 of WISH’s COVID-19 information document released on 6 August 2021. At the time of its writing many restrictions relating to COVID-19 were being revised, relaxed, or withdrawn, in particular relating to public health.

For workplace health and safety, the onus has shifted from legally-required ‘rules’ to a more guidance-based approach with a greater emphasis on employer responsibility and assessment. As a result the nature of this information document has also changed.

To assist readers with these changes, a new forward has been added. PLEASE READ THIS FORWARD BEFORE YOU READ THE REST OF THE DOCUMENT. As with previous versions, this document is based on government advice, industry experience and current knowledge, all of which is subject to change. You should first follow the latest government advice. Note, section 4 of this document gives general precautions and section 6 specific issues – readers should study both sections.

A summary of changes from version 9 to version 10 are as follows:

Section 1. Forward to Version 11

Changes from previous version: This forward is entirely new.

Section 2. COVID-19 and Waste Management

The only major change to this section are general updates and some additional mention of variants.

Section 3. Symptoms and what to do if an employee shows or reports the symptoms

Significant changes to this section are the removal of some links and detail pending potential changes in self-isolation rules.

Section 4. Controlling the spread of COVID-19 – General Precautions

Changes from previous version include revisions to reflect the shift in onus from statutory requirements to guidance and various updates to reflect the current developments in risk and risk outcome levels.

Section 5. Changes in Response to COVID-19

There are no significant changes to this section.

Section 6. Specific Advice

Changes from previous version include revisions to reflect the shift in onus from statutory requirements to guidance and various updates to reflect the current developments in risk and risk outcome levels.