With increasing urbanisation, cities attract and host a large percentage of a country’s population. With this concentrated social and economic activity, there is a need to better manage aspects of the environment such as air and water quality, the processing of large volumes of all forms of waste and managing urban amenities. Inspecting environmental practices helps to promote the healthy functioning of urban spaces by identifying environmental challenges and ensuring compliance with environmental laws and regulations.
Environmental practices inspectors work between an office environment, documenting information and travelling to sites to carry out inspections. Site inspections can be dangerous depending on the nature of activities where safety gear may have to be worn.
Environmental practices inspectors require comprehensive knowledge and be able to practically apply environmental laws and regulations. They will also benefit from:
Inspect facilities and collect samples for testing
Prepare inspection records and produce and review compliance reports
Examine legitimacy of permits and licenses
Investigate health and safety complaints, determining the nature of a violation
B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. in Environmental Science at NMU, RU, UCT, UJ, UKZN, UMP, UP, UWC and Wits
B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. in Geography specialising in Environmental Studies at all universities
LLB., LLM. in Environmental Law at NWU, RU, UCT, UKZN, UL, UP, Wits and UWC
National, provincial and local government.