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The Erosion & Sediment Control Level 3 course will provide attendees with the opportunity to improve their decision-making process with regards to erosion and sediment management at all stages of the project from concept through to completion.
This course is identified as advanced training and design for those who have completed the Level 1 & 2 courses. Attendees will gain knowledge and skills to develop and/or assess an Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) plan against the requirements of the IECA 2008 “Best Practice Erosion and Sediment Control” guideline.
This 3 day course will also address the theory component for candidates wishing to complete the IECA assessment requirements (fundamentals exam and take home plan preparation assignment) to attain CPESC qualification.
This course has been specifically designed for people tasked with preparing, implementing or assessing erosion and sediment control plans, including, but not limited to:
Attendees must have an existing understanding and experience with erosion and sediment control.
A base level of knowledge surrounding soils and the fundamentals of hydrology and hydraulics is preferable.
DELIVERY (3 DAYS)
Erosion risks and soils
Overview of relevant legislation
Forms of erosion and erosion drivers
Erosion risk assessment (RUSLE) and selection of appropriate control measures
Key soil properties (physical and chemical)
Soil sampling and analysis
Sodic & dispersive soils
Soils as a growing media
SEDIMENT AND EROSION CONTROLS
Role of sediment control measures and compliance requirements for capture of
sediment laden runoff.
Effectiveness and limitations of sediment controls.
Construction and maintenance requirements for all types of sediment controls
Using erosion control techniques to manage soil stockpiles, stabilised site access,
temporary work areas and to achieve final site stabilisation.
Comparison of various erosion control products performance, suitability for nominated works and installation and maintenance requirements.
Sediment basin design standards, operation, treatment & maintenance requirements.
Drainage design principles and standards
Managing runoff and controlling erosion
Comparison of drain lining options and rock check dams
Works within a waterway and temporary crossings
Calculating peak flow using rational method
Manning’s equation and sizing of drains and chutes
Design sizing for sediment basins and spillways
Process and requirements for preparing an ESC plan
Plan preparation – practical exercise
Complete the IECA Fundamentals Exam (optional)
SEDIMENT BASIN DESIGN
The Type A, B & D Sediment Basin Design Course has been developed to support the draft Appendix B (IECA, 2016) document and updated State Planning Policy (Qld).
This forms 1 day of the 3 day course and is focussed at practitioners responsible for the design and/or construction of sediment basins.
This course is delivered in partnership with Terry Clark of the Topo Group. Terry has trained over 1,000 public works personnel within QLD, NSW and NT. Terry holds the internationally recognised accreditation ‘Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control’ (CPESC) and has many years of experience in planning, implementing and managing ESC aspects on a wide variety of public works projects.