LQM is a specialist environmental consultancy based in Nottingham (UK) with an international reputation for assessing and managing the risks posed to human health and the environment by contaminants in soil. Increasingly this is being done within a context of sustainable development and specifically sustainable brownfield regeneration.

We provide consultancy, peer review and expert witness services, contract research and training courses on all aspects of the management of land contamination to problem holders, developers and local government.

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Archive: Apr 2014

  1. LQM/CIEH Dose-Response Roadmap training goes online!

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    The LQM/CIEH Dose Response Roadmaps are a tool to assist local authorities and their advisors to determine whether a “significant possibility of significant harm” (SPOSH) is likely to exist as defined in Part 2A (Part IIA in Scotland) of the Environmental Protection Act, 1990 – Click here for more details.

    Local authorities and consultants can access the power of the Roadmaps under licence to assist in making decisions in their Part 2A/Part IIA work. Licensed organisations also need to send one or more employees on an initial Registered User training course, which ensures they understand what the Roadmaps are and how to interpret them correctly in making Part 2A decisions. Up until now, Registered Users have had to attend physical training courses, which were held quarterly in Nottingham. As this is sometimes inconvenient and costly for delegates, we are currently in the process of converting this training to an online course that candidates can attend whenever and from wherever they want. The training will comprise a number of recorded lectures in short segments. The lectures will explain what the Roadmaps are, how they were derived and how to use them in deciding if site-specific exposures represent a significant possibility of significant harm. A copy of the lecture notes will be provided as a pdf and the recorded lectures will be available to view for a limited time period. Delegates would be able to view these at their convenience from internet-capable devices before attending a short webinar that will allow us to test their understanding and delegates to ask us questions. Hopefully, this will make becoming a Registered User quicker, easier and cheaper for all our licence-holders.

    We also intend to run annual update webinars for Registered Users to maintain their registration and learn about any changes or additions to the Roadmaps and hear about successful case studies where they have been used.

    The updated training should be available soon. If you are interested in the training or in general information about the LQM/CIEH Dose-Response Roadmaps, please get in touch. We will be glad to help.