Validate waste

URN: euswo10
Business Sectors (Suites): Waste Resource Operations Management
Developed by: Energy & Utility Skills
Approved on: 01 Nov 2017


This standard defines the competence required in the validation of waste. It requires being able to check and confirm the vehicle carrier is registered and that documentation accompanying the waste is correct. Situations which do not meet operational requirements need to be reported. This standard is for those who receive waste on waste

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

  1. ensure the documentation accompanying the waste is correct

    1. establish the waste complies with the site waste management licence

    2. ensure the documents for wastes being accepted are completed

    accurately and legibly and they are stored in the designated place

    1. ensure information recorded on documents meets

    organisational procedures and legal requirements

    1. reject unsuitable waste in accordance with organisational procedures

    and legal requirements

    Resolve problems which arise from the validation of waste

    1. identify and resolve discrepancies on documents accompanying the

    waste before it is accepted

    1. report problems outside the responsibility of the job role in

    accordance with operational procedures

Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:


  1. the classifications and types of waste

  2. the potential hazards associated with different wastes

  3. how to identify work-related hazards and risks

  4. details of operational procedures and documentation

  5. how to work with colleagues and other people and resolve


  6. how to use personal protective equipment (PPE) in line with



  7. operational procedures and why it is important to comply with them

  8. your job responsibility and when to report to managers

    Validation of waste

  9. how to recognise classifications of waste

  10. the operational procedures for validation and rejection of waste

  11. own limitations for the disclosure of information outside the


  12. the transport, acceptance, and rejection documentation to comply

    with legal and organisational requirements

  13. the permit or licence conditions covering the acceptance of waste

    at sites

  14. how to respond to documentation which does not comply with site

    permit or licence or relevant legislation

  15. other relevant environment permit details

  16. how to respond to emergencies

  17. the classifications, using Waste Codes, of waste that can be

    permitted on the site


Scope Performance

Scope Knowledge





Links To Other NOS

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Version Number


Indicative Review Date

01 Nov 2021





Originating Organisation

Energy & utility skills

Original URN


Relevant Occupations

Public Services, Public Services and Care

SOC Code



Validation; Waste; Unsuitable waste; Classification; Acceptance; European waste codes