The BMRA Education and Training Committee identifies new education and training offerings and courses that are relevant to the metals recycling industry and to enable operators to build their qualifications portfolio.
If you are interested in joining the and have the relevant experience, or would like to nominate someone, please email Antonia on [email protected]

APT Health and Safety Training Solutions

Members can choose from a range of standard and bespoke health and safety training tailored to different workplace roles. The diverse list on offer ranges from IOSH and NEBOSH courses to fire marshal with safe use of fire extinguisher and forklift truck training.

While most courses are available at a member’s site and priced per course not per person, members can also select the option to share a course with another metal recycler, or send employees to APT’s training centre in Stoke-on-Trent if that better suits the company’s needs.

How to find a course
All the courses that are currently available can be found on the dedicated portal

Once a member has registered, they can book the course that interests them and  benefit from reduced rates for BMRA members.

Sharing a course
If a member doesn’t have enough trainees to justify hosting a course themselves and would like to share the cost, a unique part of the offering is the ability to hold courses with other metal recyclers. Either host the course with a member local to you or in a separate location like BMRA HQ in Huntingdon.

APT is available to discuss all member training needs and requirements. Contact them to talk through all of the options on 01782 213428 or via email [email protected]–

APT affiliations
APT has over 30 years’ experience in health and safety training and run a variety of accredited courses. The awarding bodies we train under are; NEBOSH, NPORS, IOSH, MHFA England, CITB, ECITB, QNUK and UKATA. APT also run non accredited, in house course which can be tailored to your needs.

eELV awareness training

Developed in conjunction with CarTakeBack, the course covers the different types of eELV, including battery-only ELV and hybrid ELV. It sets out the risks involved in handling and making safe eELV ready for depollution, and demonstrates the correct processes, including Isolation, disconnection, testing and how to safely remove the battery.

The one-day course are delivered at BMRA offices in a classroom setting and will cost £250 plus VAT per person.

If you are interested in attending the eELV course, please contact us on [email protected]

Please note,members can also elect to have the classroom course delivered onsite if required. The on-location course, including the practical demonstration, costs from £450 plus VAT per person. Places at these courses will be strictly limited. Those operators who choose to host an on-location course, will be responsible for providing all necessary equipment and a suitable vehicle(s). BMRA can advise as to equipment required in advance of the course.

TCM continuing competence 

in collaboration with MET Academy, BMRA offers offering a refresher course for Technically Competent Managers whose continuing competency assessment is due for renewal. 

The course is a proven way to ensure you are up to date, to ask questions and to brush up on exam technique before the real thing. There will be plenty of opportunity for participants to consolidate their learning experience by answering questions in the style of the CIWM/WAMITAB Continuing Competence Test. It is also a great chance to meet and catch up with others in the industry.  Course content: 

  • Generic Test Syllabus: including Environmental Permitting, Scrap Metal Dealers Act, Duty of Care, Hazardous Waste, Discharge Consents and Health & Safety.
  • Sector Specific Test Syllabus: covering the syllabus for the Metal Recycling, ELV and WEEE sector-specific tests.

If you are interested in an upcoming course email [email protected].