Risk Tier Table for England (Qualifications Available from 1 April 2016)

To use the risk tier table simply look up the level of risk and description of the waste facility you work at, before looking across to see which qualification you require - you can find out more about the qualification by clicking on the relevant qualification. To find an approved WAMITAB Centre to deliver this qualification click here.

Please note: the risk tier table is primarily intended for new permit applications or to determine additional  competence arrangements for existing permitted facilities. It is applicable to facilities in England operating in accordance with the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2007 (as amended). Operators are advised to check with their Environmental Regulator (Environment Agency)  for confirmation that they will accept the qualification before registering with a centre. If you undertake a qualification covering more than one activity, and choose to change activities at a later date (e.g. you have completed MROC2 for end-of-life vehicles and are planning to move to a WEEE-ATF site), you will need to complete the appropriate Continuing Competence test for the new activity.

Risk

Description of Waste Facility Covered

Standard Rules Permit

Continuing Competence

Qualification Title and Code

High

·         Hazardous Waste Landfill (Open) including single stream

 

LH

WAMITAB Level 4 High Risk Operator Competence for Managing Hazardous Open Landfill (601/8500/4)

Pathway 1 - Hazardous Waste: HROC1a

Pathway 2 - Hazardous Waste Single Stream: HROC1b

·         Non Hazardous Waste Landfill (Open) including single stream

 

LNH

WAMITAB Level 4 High Risk Operator Competence for Managing Non-Hazardous Open Landfill (601/8501/6)

Pathway 1 - Non-Hazardous Waste Landfill: HROC2a

Pathway 2 - Non-Hazardous Waste Single Stream Landfill: HROC2b

·         Closed Landfill

 

LH or LNH

WAMITAB Level 4 High Risk Operator Competence for Closed Landfill (601/8499/1) (HROC3)

·         Hazardous waste transfer (not covered in lower risk tiers)

SR2008No5

SR2008No6

SR2008No9

SR2015No8

SR2015No9

TSH

WAMITAB Level 4 High Risk Operator Competence for Managing Transfer of Hazardous Waste (601/8504/1)

Optional Unit OCS22 - Hazardous Waste: HROC4a

Optional Unit OCS23 - Hazardous Clinical Waste: HROC4b

·         Hazardous clinical waste transfer

SR2008No24

CW

·         Hazardous clinical waste treatment

SR2008No25
SR2013No1

CW

WAMITAB Level 4 High Risk Operator Competence for Managing Thermal Treatment of Hazardous Waste (601/8503/X)

Pathway 1 - Hazardous Waste: HROC5a

Pathway 2 - Hazardous Clinical Waste: HROC5b

·         Recovery of oil/organic solvents

 

TMH

·         Recovery of hazardous waste

 

TMH

WAMITAB Level 4 High Risk Operator Competence for Managing Physical and Chemical Treatment of Hazardous Waste (601/8502/8) (HROC6)

·         Recovery of oil/organic solvents

 

TMH

·         Hazardous waste disposal (not incineration or landfill)

 

TMH

·         Hazardous waste treatment (not covered in lower risk tiers)

SR2008No7

SR2008No8

SR2015No10

SR2015No11

TMH

Medium

·         Non-hazardous transfer with treatment (not otherwise specified)

SR2008No3

SR2008No4

SR2015No6

SR2015No7

SR2008No14

SR2008No15

SR2015No21

SR2015No22

SR2012No13

TMNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-hazardous waste treatment and transfer (601/8528/4) (MROC1)

 

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (601/2388/6) (VRQ, Unit 6a) (only available for non-hazardous transfer with treatment, treatment of waste wood and Material Recovery Facilities)

 

·         Treatment of land for reclamation, restoration or improvement of land

SR2010No9

SR2010No10

TMNH

·         Mobile plant for treatment of land for land reclamation, restoration or improvement

SR2010No5 

LSNHW

·         Use of waste to manufacture timber or construction products

SR2010No13

SR2015No24

TMNH

·         Treatment of waste wood for recovery

SR2011No4 

SR2015No23

TMNH

·         Material Recovery Facilities

SR2008No14

SR2008No15

SR2015No21

SR2015No22

TMNH

·         Metal Recovery Site (MRS) (wet scrap e.g. oily metal swarf – free flowing liquid)

SR2008No21

SR2008No22

SR2015No14

SR2009No7

SR2011No2 

SR2015No16

MRS

·         Other mobile treatment facilities (non-hazardous)

 

TMNH

·         Use of waste in a deposit for recovery operation (construction, reclamation, restoration or improvement of land other than by mobile plant)

SR2015No39 

TMNH

 

·         End of Life Vehicle facilities (vehicle storage, depollution and dismantling) 

SR2008No20

SR2015No13

SR2011No3 

SR2015No17

SR2012No14

SR2015No18

ELV

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Physical Treatment (601/8531/4) (MROC2)

·         WEEE ATF – physical treatment 

SR2008No23

SR2015No3

SR2015No15

WEEE

·         Mobile plant permit for the treatment of asphalt waste containing coal tar

 

TMH

·         Composting in Open Windrows

·         Composting Biodegradable Wastes

SR2008No16 

SR2010No14

SR2011No1

SR2012No7 SR2012No8

AC

 

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Open Windrow Composting (601/8530/2) (MROC3)

 

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (601/2388/6) (VRQ, Unit 6b)

·         Composting in Closed Vessels 

·         Composting Biodegradable Wastes

SR2008No17 

SR2010No14

SR2011No1

SR2012No3 SR2012No4 

AC

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Closed Vessel Composting (601/8517/X) (MROC4)

 

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (601/2388/6) (VRQ, Unit 6b)

·         Anaerobic Digestion Facility including use of the resultant biogas 

SR2010No15

SR2012No11 SR2012No12

AD

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Anaerobic Digestion (601/8515/6) (MROC5)

 

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (601/2388/6) (VRQ, Unit 6b)

 

 

 

·         On farm anaerobic digestion facilities including the use of the resultant biogas 

SR2010No16 

SR2012No9 

SR2012No10

AD

·         Storage of wastes to be used in land treatment

SR2010No17

 

TSNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Storage of Non-Hazardous Wastes (603/1338/9) (MROC6b)

 

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (601/2388/6) (VRQ, Unit 6b)

·         Open inert landfill

 

 

LIN

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Open Inert Landfill (601/8529/6) (MROC7)

 

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (601/2388/6) (VRQ, Unit 6e)

·         Open inert landfill Single Waste Stream

 

LIN

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Single Waste Stream Open Inert Landfill (601/8532/6) (MROC8)

 

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (601/2388/6) (VRQ, Unit 6e)

·         Closed inert landfill

 

LC

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Closed Inert Landfill (601/8516/8) (MROC9)

 

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (601/2388/6) (VRQ, Unit 6e)

·         Mobile Plant for land spreading (land treatment resulting in benefit) (OCS20)

SR2010No4

LSNHW

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for  Non-Hazardous Sludge and Land Spreading (601/8526/0)

Optional Unit OCS20 - Non-Hazardous Waste: MROC10a

Optional Unit OCS60 - Biological Waste: MROC10b

 

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (601/2388/6) (VRQ, Unit 6b) (only available for non-hazardous sludge)

 

·         Mobile plant for land spreading of sewage sludge (land treatment resulting in benefit) (OCS60)

SR2010No6

 

LSNHW

·         Non-hazardous sludge – biological, chemical and physical treatment (OCS60)

SR2008No19

TMNH

·         Deposit in lagoons of non-hazardous dredging from waterways

 

TMNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Dredgings Management (601/8521/1) (MROC11)

 

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (601/2388/6) (VRQ, Unit 6e)

·         Storage and treatment of dredging for recovery 

SR2010No18

TMNH

·         Non hazardous transfer without treatment

SR2008No1

SR2008No2

SR2015No4

SR2015No5

TSNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-Hazardous Waste Transfer (601/8527/2) (MROC12)

 

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (601/2388/6) (VRQ, Unit 6a)

·         Contaminated Land Remediation 

SR2008No27

CLR

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Contaminated Land Remediation (601/08518/1) (MROC13)

 

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (601/2388/6) (VRQ, Unit 6d)

·         Civic Amenity (CA) Sites

·         Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC)

 

SR2008No12

SR2008No13

SR2015No19

SR2015No20

TMNH, TSNH, TMH, TSH

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Household Waste Recycling Centres (601/8522/3) 

Optional Unit OCS40 - Hazardous Waste: MROC14a

Optional Unit OCS41 - Non-Hazardous Waste: MROC14b

 

 

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (601/2388/6) (VRQ, Unit 6a)

·         Non-Hazardous Clinical Waste Treatment

 

CW

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-Hazardous Clinical Waste Treatment (601/8525/9) (MROC15)

·         Non-Hazardous Clinical Waste Transfer

 

CW

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-Hazardous Clinical Waste Transfer (601/8524/7) (MROC16)

·         Storage of Electrical Insulating Oil

     Storage of Catalytic Converters

SR2012No15

TSH

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Storage of Hazardous Waste (601/8538/7) (MROC17)

·         Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT)

SR2008No18

SR2015No12

TMNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Mechanical Biological Treatment (601/8523/5) (MROC18)

 

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (601/2388/6) (VRQ, Unit 6f)

Low

·         Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) Storage

 

WEEE

WAMITAB Level 4 Low Risk Operator Competence for Non-hazardous waste transfer and  storage (601/08514/4) (LROC1)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (601/2388/6) (VRQ, Unit 6a) (only available for in-house storage)

Environmental Permitting Operators Certificate (EPOC)

·         Metal Recovery Site (MRS) Dry Scrap (including separately collected batteries – no free flowing liquid)

 

MRS

·         In-house  storage of non-hazardous waste

 

TSNH

·         Mobile plant for treatment of waste to produce soil, soil substitutes and aggregate 

SR2010No11

 

TMNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Low Risk Operator Competence for Non-Hazardous Treatment to Produce Soil (601/8513/2) (LROC2)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (601/2388/6) (VRQ, Unit 6a)

Environmental Permitting Operators Certificate (EPOC)

·         Treatment of waste to produce soil, soil substitutes and aggregate 

SR2010No12

TMNH

·         Inert transfer

SR2008No10      

SR2009No5

TSNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Low Risk Operator Competence for Inert Storage and Transfer (601/8510/7) (LROC3)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (601/2388/6) (VRQ, Unit 6a)

Environmental Permitting Operators Certificate (EPOC)

·         In-house storage of inert waste

 

TSNH

·         Inert physical treatment

SR2008No11  

SR2009No6

TMNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Low Risk Operator Competence for Inert Physical Treatment (601/8508/9) (LROC4)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (601/2388/6) (VRQ, Unit 6a)

Environmental Permitting Operators Certificate (EPOC)

·         Use of waste in construction

SR2010No7

SR2010No8

TSNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Low Risk Operator Competence for Construction Waste (601/8507/7) (LROC5)

Environmental Permitting Operators Certificate (EPOC)

Please note: the Environmental Permitting Operator's Certificate (EPOC) can be used by non-landfill facilities in the 'medium risk tier' or 'high risk tier' to attain a 12 month grace period during which they can achieve the WAMITAB qualification required for their site. This only applies to newly permitted sites.  

A PDF of the previous Risk Tier Table can be downloaded here
A PDF of the previous Hierarchy Table can be downloaded here
A PDF of the Level 4 Structures Document