It is mandatory, since 2018, for a ‘specified waste operator’ to demonstrate competent management of permitted activities.
The Competence Management System is a technical competence scheme approved by Defra and the Welsh government that complies with this requirement.
This certification enables operators to:
- Demonstrate technically competent management of permitted activities, on the basis of corporate competence and employees’ individual competence
- Demonstrate competence in relation to the requirements of an environmental permit(s)