Store waste and operating materials within a waste management facility

URN: euswo18
Business Sectors (Suites): Waste Resource Operations Management
Developed by: Energy & Utility Skills
Approved on: 01 Nov 2017


This standard defines the competence required when working in an operational role in a waste management facility. It requires ensuring the waste and materials are dealt with and stored according to organisational requirements. It involves working safely and making sure any documentation is used and handled according to statutory requirements.

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

Sort and store waste and operating materials

  1. wear and use personal protective equipment (PPE) in line with

    operational procedures

  2. use the equipment specified for the job to sort waste and operating


  3. use equipment specified for the job to move waste and


  4. sort, store, and label waste and materials according to their nature

  5. ensure the storage area is clean and tidy after movement of waste or


    Monitor and maintain storage conditions in line with operational


  6. monitor at regular intervals the safety and security of the storage

    facility areas

  7. ensure the storage facility areas are kept clean and tidy

    Use and communicate data and information

  8. ensure all necessary documentation is complete and up-to-date

  9. keep and maintain records of work activities so they can be used by

    others for quality assurance and audit purposes

  10. follow all required work procedures

  11. follow procedures for use and communication of data in

    accordance with operational procedures

    Resolve problems from storing waste and operating materials

  12. report any equipment defects and take steps to correct them as

    permitted by operational procedures

  13. report any problems in storage conditions and operating materials

    to the designated person

  14. advise supervisor or managers where situations arise that are

    outside of your role responsibilities and remit

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


  9. how to label waste, when required

  10. the requirements for keeping the storage facilities area clean and


  11. the environmental requirements related to storage

  12. storage facilities location and layout

  13. how to maintain safety and security of storage

  14. operational procedures for storage

  15. the implications of relevant legislation to sorting and storing waste

    and operating materials

  16. how to identify defects and correct them where permissible

  17. how to record and report storage activities and issues in

    accordance with organisational procedures


Scope Performance

Scope Knowledge





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Version Number


Indicative Review Date

01 Nov 2021





Originating Organisation

Energy & utility skills

Original URN


Relevant Occupations

Public Service and other Associate Professionals, Public Services

SOC Code



Store; Waste; Operating; Material; Waste; Management; Facility; Label waste; Storage facility; Lone worker; Equipment defects