Visit to Lakeside Energy from Waste (EfW)

Lakeside EFW
Friday, 15 November 2019
10:00 am – 12:45 pm
  • CPD visit

This 2¾ hour CPD visit to Lakeside EFW at Colnbrook, near London Heathrow Airport, offered a behind the scenes look at how a large national total waste management company provides a recycling service, and the insurance issues it faces.

This visit was hosted by Lakeside EFW and Grundon at its Energy From Waste Education Centre at Colnbrook and covered the full recycling process from doorstep collection to finished product.

The visit comprised of a tour of the working site, the main issues facing the waste management industry and the main insurance issues facing that industry (note: that attendees who are pregnant, have vertigo and/or mobility issues will not be allowed on the working site).

During this visit, attendees learned about the different types of waste, collection methods, sorting, conversion, energy from waste, use of the byproduct which is then converted, and the uses therein.

In addition to a site visit, the programme looked at the concerns surrounding the waste industry generally. It also provided details in broad terms the issues surrounding the market for waste risks, placing cover and classes of insurance.

This visit was open to all CII members, but specifically suited part/newly qualified CII members working in property, liability, fleet and environmental liability.

By the end of the visit members would have gained an insight into:

  • Operations at Lakeside EFW and its innovative recycling ideas to reduce waste
  • An understanding of the complexity of operations at a waste management company
  • An understanding of the insurance aspects

All presentations included a Q&A session. Refreshments were provided.

This visit included a tour of the working recycling site so there were a number of health and safety aspects which had to be complied with. These include:

  • Appropriate clothing must be worn - for example, long sleeved shirts, trousers and sturdy shoes are required for all attendees
  • PPE gloves, glasses, hi-viz and helmets will be provided for all attendees
  • Attendees who are pregnant, have vertigo and/or mobility issues will not be allowed on the working site

Attendees were required to make their own travel arrangements to/from Lakeside EFW.

Places on visits are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

A fee will be charged for all visits. Visit fees are non-refunded if cancelled.


Please contact Edward Walker (020 7397 3915) with any queries regarding this visit.

  • Lakeside EFW
  • Lakeside Road, Colnbrook
  • Slough, Berkshire
  • SL3 0FE
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CII Accredited

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2 3/4 hours' CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

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