Erosion and Sediment Control for Contractors

February 6, 2018 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Weston Room, Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto
Instructor: Jill Attwood

Course description

The practice of erosion and sediment control (ESC) during construction is a critical component necessary for the protection of the natural environment including sensitive water bodies, terrestrial habitat and aquatic ecosystems. The success of any well designed ESC plan rests with the supervisors and individuals responsible for the installation and maintenance of the proposed ESC measures. Proper knowledge and training for these individuals is a key step toward improving industry practices.

This one day course will include the following modules:
• Construction related impacts
• Roles and responsibilities
• Key legislation and legal implications
• Fundamentals of ESC (key definitions, types of erosion, factors affecting erosion, erosion control versus sediment control)
• Understanding best management practices
• Winter preparedness
• Work site isolation plans

Participants will come away with a better understanding of the importance, and the rationale for good erosion and sediment control practices, an increased knowledge of the various types of best management or mitigation measures available and an increased awareness of the basic principles that are fundamental to good erosion and sediment control.

Who should attend?

This course is geared toward industry professionals who are responsible for overseeing construction activities and personnel who are involved in the day-to-day implementation and maintenance of ESC practices. These professionals may include construction site foreman, supervisors and managers. Practitioners with an interest in learning more about ESC are also encouraged to attend.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

1. Identify key pieces of Federal and Provincial legislation that pertain to the practice of ESC on construction sites and explain the concept of due diligence and the implications of non-compliance
2. Describe how construction activities can negatively affect the environment
3. Identify factors that contribute to erosion potential on a construction site
4. Explain the fundamental concepts of erosion, sediment and sedimentation and identify various best management practices that can be used to these processes
5. Identify key principles of effective erosion and sediment control
6. Describe the roles and responsibilities of installers of ESC measures

Additional Information:

IECA members are eligible to receive a 10% discount on registration.  To register at this discounted price please contact Alanna Fair at and provide your IECA member ID for membership confirmation.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided

If you have any additional questions or concerns please contact Alanna Fair at

TRCA HST Registration number is 10808 8584 RT001