The WasteMINZ Contaminated Land Sector Group established a small group of practitioners and regulatory representatives to definine what a SQEP might look like.

As part of this an NES workshop was held at the WasteMINZ conference in October 2012 included a panel discussion with members of the SQEP Working Group. Off the back of the workshop and to add more clarity WasteMINZ conducted a survey in December 2012 to gain feedback on a number of SQEP issues and compliance with the NES. . A couple of the key survey findings were:

  • 89% of the survey respondents supported the concept of a SQEP accreditation system.
  • 82% of respondents receive annually up to 40 hours of external continuing professional development (CPD) training.

A summary of the survey results can be downloaded below.