Approved training courses have been established to ensure that personnel undertaking stack-emission monitoring are aware of the inherent hazards and risks associated with the job.
Attendance on an approved training course is a mandatory requirement. The course shall be repeated every five years. It is strongly recommended that trainees attend such a course as soon as possible.
The scheme recognises organisations that offer approved training courses that cover hazard identification and risk assessment relating to stack-emission monitoring. Courses cover (as a minimum) the health and safety section of Environment Agency Technical Guidance Note M1.