Working with Wildlife CIRIA course, Manchester 2020

Working with Wildlife – CIRIA CPD course

Date: March 11, 2020
Time: 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm


Are you working in the construction industry and concerned about your overall environmental performance? Are you managing a site and have wildlife issues to deal with, but few or no ideas about how to handle them? Then this is the training course for you.


Most proposed developments will have some wildlife interest, whether they are situated in rural or urban areas. The most important wildlife sites are usually designated in some way and other sites may still have wildlife interest but are not designated or otherwise protected. In general, wherever there is some wildlife on a site, this should at least be acknowledged and the potential adverse impacts on it avoided if possible, or reduced to a minimum if not.

This one-day CPD training course, delivered by Associate Director Alex Ramsay, will cover the following key areas:

  • background to ecology and construction
  • wildlife and development
  • legal aspects
  • ecological surveys
  • mitigation
  • sustainable development
  • taking the proactive approach

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand reasons for conserving wildlife, the legislative requirements, and what surveys may be necessary.
  • Increase your understanding of wildlife and the interface with development and construction projects.
  • Understand some of the wider commercial benefits of adopting a proactive approach to dealing with wildlife and biodiversity.
  • Obtain CPD accreditation.

This course has a value of 6 hours towards your CPD. Certificates will be sent to delegates following completion.

Who Should Attend?

Site managers, environmental managers and anyone concerned with managing wildlife on site.

About the Trainer

Alex Ramsay is an Associate Director at The Ecology Consultancy with over 20 years’ experience in consultancy, and the academic and NGO sectors. He is a Chartered Environmentalist, Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and a member of CIEEM. Most recently he has been involved in a number of green infrastructure projects, and is involved in several projects advising clients on appropriate mitigation for ecology within urban areas and design of mitigation schemes to maximise biodiversity. He has been project and framework lead on a number of major infrastructure projects, particularly linear infrastructure schemes, as well as writing Environmental Statement chapters for a number of large development schemes and co-ordinating and leading multi-species field survey and mitigation teams on a range of projects.

Course Details

Date: March 11, 2020
Time: 09:00 am to 5:00pm. Registration open from 08:45 am.
Location: Manchester – venue to be confirmed

This course is also being delivered in London, see here for more information.


£300 + VAT (£360) full CIRIA members/SMEs/Local Authority members

£350 + VAT (£420) non-members

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Working with Wildlife mobile app

CIRIA, in conjunction with The Ecology Consultancy’s founder John Newton, have created a mobile application to provide those working in construction and the built environment with easy access to guidance on legislation and good practice to consider when working with wildlife on site.

Find out more and download the app here.


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