Training course  20% discount for FDF Members

Introduction / Refresher to Environmental Law

FDF Member £120.00 (Saving £30)

Non Member £150.00

All prices exclude VAT.


A one-day course providing an awareness of all major environmental laws which typically impact food and drink manufacturers, how to effectively manage compliance, and an awareness of forthcoming changes to legislation including the implications of Brexit.

The differences between environmental law in Scotland and England will be explored which makes the course invaluable for companies with sites in both Scotland and England.

Please note this course will also take place in Edinburgh on Thursday 10 October.

The course includes the following:

  • Brief overview of the structure of law, types of law and the legal framework
  • Recent and forthcoming changes to environmental law including the implications of Brexit, and techniques for keeping up to date with environmental law
  • The differences between environmental law in Scotland and England
  • Introduction to the main environmental laws in the categories of; waste, air, energy, carbon, water, nuisance, contaminated land, hazardous substances and conservation
  • Practical discussions and case studies on the compliance requirements of each law
  • Effective techniques to manage day to day environmental law compliance
  • The role of the regulators and managing regulator relationships
  • Sanctions and enforcement
  • Managing incidents

Who should attend:

  • Existing environmental managers, coordinators or other individuals with involvement or responsibility for environmental law compliance management.
  • Existing quality and/or health and safety practitioners wishing to develop their environmental compliance competency.
  • Delegates either new to environmental law, or wishing to gain an understanding of environmental law compliance management.
  • Senior managers wishing to gain an understanding of the breadth of environmental law and scope of liability.

Please note this course will also take place in Edinburgh on Thursday 10 October.

Presenter: Colin Malcolm
Colin Malcolm has seventeen year's continuous experience in the delivery of environmental sustainability services including environmental law and risk management, sustainability in the value chain, auditing, environmental management systems, resource efficiency, carbon and waste management.

Colin is an experienced environmental trainer and has routinely written and delivered courses certified by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

He has also been a lecturer with Oxford Brooks University delivering modules on their MSc course in Health, Safety and Environmental Management. 

Organiser: Kirsty Ritchie, 0131 222 8040,