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Erosion and Sediment Control - NSW

Event Details

  • 21 Feb
    2023 - 24 Feb 2023
    Erosion and Sediment Control - NSW 08:00am - 05:00pm Hotel Urban, 194 Pacific Highway, Greenwich, NSW. CPD Points: 24

    BuildersEngineersPermit Authorities

Presented by: Centre for Environmental Training

Workshop 1: Fundamentals of Erosion and Sediment Control

Workshop 1 provides training for people responsible for the selection, installation, inspection or maintenance of temporary and permanent erosion and sediment control measures.

The workshop covers the fundamental principles that underpin erosion and sediment control. No prior knowledge is required.

This workshop provides a practical perspective and is geared towards anyone wanting a sound knowledge of erosion and sediment control without going into detailed calculations and design aspects.

Topics include: the theory of soils and soil conservation; how, when and why to use various erosion and sediment control products or practices, tips for conducting inspections of erosion and sediment controls on sites, plus real-world examples of reading and understanding erosion and sediment control plans.

Those planning to attend Workshops 2, 3 or 4 should attend this workshop first.

Workshop 2: How to Use the Blue Book

Workshop 2 is designed for staff who need to understand key technical and management issues relating to erosion and sediment control in the urban environment in NSW.

The workshop gives a broad overview of the material contained in the “Blue Book”. It introduces RUSLE, the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation, as a tool for assessing erosion risk at a site under different management conditions.

Topics include: site assessment and site planning, effective methods of erosion and sediment control and how to manage and inspect a work site for erosion and sediment control.

Workshop 3: Water Management on Construction Sites

Workshop 3 trains those responsible for the selection, design or review of temporary and permanent erosion and sediment control measures on urban construction sites.

The workshop is geared mainly for consultants who prepare and regulators who review Soil and Water Management Plans. An engineering background is not required. This workshop is equally applicable to both engineers and nonengineers.

Participants will gain a sound understanding of the design of various measures described in the “Blue Book” such as sediment basins, diversion structures and catch drains.

Topics include: the theory and application of water management on construction sites, how to size and design sediment basins and how to design catch drains and diversion structures.

Workshop 4: Preparing and Reviewing Plans for Soil and Water Management

Workshop 4 trains personnel responsible for the identification and design of temporary and permanent erosion and sediment control measures on construction sites and for their delineation on a plan.

The workshop pulls together the information presented at Workshops 1, 2 and 3. It is a practical application of the work undertaken at the earlier workshops. This workshop also trains regulators in the necessary skills for review of Soil and Water Management Plans and Erosion and Sediment Control Plans.

Participants will gain a sound understanding of the process involved with the selection, design and placement of a range of typical erosion and sediment control measures suitable for use on construction sites. They will be able to delineate these on a plan following the criteria set out in the “Blue Book”. In addition they will be able to review such plans.

Topics include: the theory of plan preparation, how to prepare a plan with a guided practice exercise, how to prepare a plan using local examples and how to review Soil and Water Management Plans and Erosion and Sediment Control Plans.

Participants should bring a paper or electronic copy of the “Blue Book”, a calculator, notebook and pen, and a laptop computer loaded with the software provided at Workshop 3. One workshop $925 + GST

Two workshops $1,790 + GST

Three workshops $2,470 + GST

Four workshops $3,085 + GST

Course fee includes comprehensive course notes, software as indicated, lunches and morning and afternoon teas. Please bring required materials as noted in the brochure.

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