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Nov, 2017

Absorb Training Calendar January 2018 to June 2018

10287NAT Diploma of Environmental Management Nationally Accredited Training Course Schedule - Classroom Delivery Course Code Location Start Date Finish Date SYD 20 Sydney 19/02/2018  23/02/2018 BNE 21 Brisbane 26/02/2018 02/03/2018  MEL 22 Melbourne 19/03/2018 23/03/2018  BNE 23 Brisbane 16/04/2018 20/04/2018  [...]
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07
Sep, 2017

Tyre Mountain to go!

A used tyre dumpsite is in the process of being removed from a location in country Victoria. This collection of 9 million tyres is thought to be the 4th largest collection of tyres in the world. The Victorian Government has decided to remove this dump as it represents a high risk of fire. Tyre fires are particularly difficult to extinguish and are usually l [...]
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07
Sep, 2017

Environmental Offender imprisoned for 4 months in QLD

A recent news story reveals that another person has joined the list of people who have been imprisoned for Environmental Offences. In this case the offender was a manager of a sand and rock quarry.  The offences relate to falsification of details supplied in an application for two Environmental Authorities (EA’s). The nature of the falsification involved [...]
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07
Sep, 2017

Environmental Awareness and Spill Response Training

Most readers would be aware that Absorb offers a range of non-accredited environmental training courses. The most popular of these is the Absorb Plus course which covers both the Legal need to protect the environment and the Practical Measures that are required to effectively and safely respond to a liquid spill using a spill kit. The maximum length of time [...]
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Sep, 2017

Absorb Training Calendar July 2017 to December 2017

10287NAT Diploma of Environmental Management Nationally Accredited Training Course Schedule - Classroom Delivery Course Code Location Start Date MEL 13 Melbourne 18/09/2017 SYD 14 Sydney  09/10/2017 BNE 15 Brisbane  16/10/2017 MEL 16 Melbourne  13/11/2017 PER 12 Perth  13/11/2017 SYD 17 Sydney  27/11/ [...]
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14
Jul, 2017

Bund Inspection and Survey

If you stored liquids in fixed tanks they will no doubt have a bund wall installed around them to prevent the contents escaping if the tank fails. This is both a safety and environmental protection. Most of the liquid storage installations I have inspected do not comply with current Australian Standards in all respects. Some of the non-conformances are easy [...]
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14
Jul, 2017

Too Much Froth and Bubble

Most of us are familiar with the news images of an aircraft fire being extinguished using fire tenders discharging fire fighting foam onto the flames. The fire fighting foam is called Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF). Around 2000 the realisation occurred around the world that the chemicals being used to create the foam had previously unsuspected health impa [...]
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16
May, 2017

How To Choke A Fish!

This recent news story confirms my long held belief that you should never invite a fish to afternoon tea if scones, jam and cream are on the menu. The story was reported in the press regarding a recent environmental incident: A Victorian dairy company has been fined for releasing several hundred litres of cream via a stormwater drain. The cream mixed with [...]
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09
May, 2017

Diploma Courses Scheduled for Adelaide and Townsville

The new Diploma – NAT 10287 Diploma of Environmental Management has received strong positive response to the course from potential participants. This has allowed us to schedule additional courses in Adelaide and Townsville in June. We usually schedule courses in these cities on an annual basis so make sure you enrol to avoid disappointment. The course da [...]
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Apr, 2017

Things that make you go Boom – Again!

Many years ago I described an incident in Environews where a client was supplied with a spill kit that was labelled “Universal Spill Kit”. The Macquarie Dictionary definition states that universal means “extending over all (subjects or things) without exception”. In this case the subjects or things are spills. In this case a reasonable person would a [...]
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