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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LQM training dates for 2015-2016 – Now with greater flexibility due to customer demand!

We have just completed our 2014-2015 training schedule.  We ended a successful season on a high with a very busy day on controlled waters/hydrogeological  risk assessment.

We have now announced the first dates for our 2015-2016 season, including another outing for the Introduction to hydrogeological risk assessment for Contaminated Land and Asbestos in Soils and Made Ground.  Our entire range of courses can be viewed at www.lqm.co.uk/training/. Please book online and remember you get an automatic 20% discount from the stated price when you pay online via a credit or debit card.

Our ever-popular 5-day series will run twice: once in September 2015 and again in February-April 2016. The series consist of five 1-day courses covering the fundamentals of investigating, assessing and managing land contamination. These courses can be taken individually, in combinations, or in their entirety. (If you book all 5 days of the series, a discount/voucher code is available to get 1 day free – full details are available on the website). These courses are always popular so book early to avoid disappointment!

More flexible: In Feb-April 2016 the series will run 1 day x 5 weeks as usual, but many delegates have expressed interest in doing a more compressed version to reduce travel time and costs. As any previous delegates will testify, the series is far too intensive to contemplate doing in a single week! So we have decided to trial a 2+3 days format in September 2015. If necessary, delegates are also welcome to spread the 5 days across both sessions, if this is more convenient.

Full details, dates, prices and booking instructions for each day can be found at:

  1. Introduction and development of the Conceptual model (Day 1)
  2. Site Characterisation (Day 2)
  3. Human-health risk assessment (Day 3)
  4. Risk Management and Remediation (Day 4)
  5. Reviewing Third Party Reports (Day 5)

These courses are suitable for both new and existing members of staff looking to expand their skill-set and/or refresh their knowledge in these critical areas and thereby undertake their role in a more robust and cost-effective manner.

What’s your opinion?

We are also interested to hear from any of you about your training needs.  Which LQM courses are you waiting for us to run?  What new areas do you think should be covered?  Please email suggestions, comments and requests to administrator@lqm.co.uk.