CITB Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme (SEATS)


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This one-day course is intended for those who are operating at supervisor level, or about to acquire supervisory responsibilities. The course covers all relevant legislation and other aspects that affect the environment in the building, construction and civil engineering industries. It will provide supervisors with a broad understanding of the environment and the issues construction sites’ face. 

The SEATS course is designed to meet the basic environmental knowledge that the sub-contractor chain are required to prove to major contractors.  It also covers the environmental aspects of the HSE touch screen test.   

The course content will cover the importance of environmental management systems (EMS)  which incorporates waste management, pollution control, “good neighbour initiatives” and the impact that archaeology and heritage can have on a site. 

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Course Information

Course Overview

On the SEATS one-day course delegates will gain knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • What is meant by the term “environment”
  • How to deal with archaeology and heritage on a construction project
  • Effective waste management
  • Pollution controls, and why the environment should be protected
  • The use of environmental management systems
  • Why it is important to be a good neighbour and responsible contractor


By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the need to protect the environment
  • Implement environmental management systems into the management of the site
  • Have an understanding of the impact archaeology and heritage can have on a site
  • Identify the principles of the good neighbour initiative
  • Appreciate the need to be a responsible contractor

Course Content

The SEATS course will cover the following topic areas:

  • Why is the environment important?
  • Environment Management Systems
  • Ecology
  • Contaminated land
  • Waste management
  • Pollution prevention and water management
  • Good neighbour
  • Protecting our heritage
  • Energy and resources
  • Being responsible


Upon successful completion of the course delegates will receive a  CITB certificate.

CITB SSP Courses - Mandatory Requirements

Delegates will be required to bring some form of photographic identification with them on the day of their course. Where identification is not provided by a delegate, they will be refused attendance on the course. 

In order to attend this course delegates must have a good understanding of spoken and written English. 

All training is conducted at our John Ryder Training Centre in Chertsey. Centre opening hours are 8am to 5.30pm, but this course commences at 9am and will finish at approx 5pm, unless otherwise stated in the joining instructions you receive.

Refreshments are included on all courses, but NO LUNCH is currently provided, but there are lots of lunch options within walking distance of the centre.

Please ensure you have read the joining instructions before arriving at our training centre. 

If you are travelling by road, Chertsey is served by both the M3 and M25. No parking is permitted on the grounds of the Centre, but there is sufficient free parking in and around Chertsey, all within walking distance.

For those using public transport, Chertsey is served by a good service from Waterloo, changing at Staines, Weybridge or Virginia Water for the Chertsey line. The station is approximately ten minutes walk from the Centre. 

If you are attending a two day course and require overnight accommodation, a local hotel list is available upon request.

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10 July 2024, 20 September 2024