TCM/CoTC Cover

It is a legal requirement that all permitted sites must have a nominated Technically Competent Manager (COTC/OCC holder) in attendance for an agreed percentage of operational hours.  Usually the Environment Agency would request that 20% of operational hours are covered.  This would equate to 1 full day on a facility open 5 days per week, greater for a 7-day facility.

Failure to do so could result in the Environment Agency issuing a non-compliance against the site, which will prove costly to your annual fees payable to the Agency. From 1 April 2019, all sites will have to provide the details of their nominated COTC/OCC holder on their Quarterly Waste Returns.

EWS can provide temporary cover for the management of all risks of waste facilities including:

  • Waste transfer and treatment – hazardous and non-hazardous
  • Landfill – hazardous, non-hazardous, inert classifications
  • HWRC
  • End of Life Vehicles
  • MRF
  • Anaerobic Digestion

All EWS professionals hold a Level 4 Certificate of Technical Competence (COTC/OCC) and are maintained as required through the CIWM(WAMITAB) Competency Scheme, in a variety of disciplines and are experienced Waste Managers in their own right.

Commonly referred to “COTC cover”, Technically Competent Management (TCM) can be supplied to our clients to cover periods of holiday, sick leave or any other reason.

Due to the access of professionals who work with EWS we can cover most UK locations with limited notice.