Human-health risk assessment (Day 3) E learning

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Human-health risk assessment (Day 3) E learning

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This is LQMs classic training course now delivered online.

Video lectures | Activities | Online forum for questions

Humans are key receptors of the hazards posed by land contamination under both Part 2A and Planning Control. Therefore, human health risk assessment is often an essential step for contaminated sites.

This is one of a series of 5 one-day courses covering the fundamental subject matter relevant to the investigation, assessment and management of land contamination. The courses aim to improve knowledge of the subject matter and the application of this knowledge in the risk-based approach for the assessment and management of land contamination.  The courses in this series cover legislation and conceptual models, site characterisation, human-health risk assessment, remediation and risk management and reviewing 3rd Party reports.  These courses can be taken individually or in combination.

Purchase of the course provides one person access to the course materials over a 2 week period.  The course pace is aimed at completing the course 1-2 hours a day over 5 days, with a further week for those who need a little longer.  If done continuously, the course should be able to be completed in one day.

You can mix and match the face to face and e-learning courses in the 5 day series.  The e-learning and face to face courses are equivalent.  Choose face to face if you are happy to travel, can make the date and like to network. Choose e-learning to study at your own pace, on dates to suit you and to save on travel and course costs.

Public sector rates only apply to qualifying organisations (i.e. Local Authorities, Health Authorities, the Environment Agency, SEPA, etc.).

Public sector rates only apply to qualifying organisations (i.e. Local Authorities, Health Authorities, the Environment Agency, SEPA, etc.).

Your course will start the Monday after you have ordered it - if you require a different start date please email

The course will:

  • introduce delegates to the background and policy underpinning the UK approach to human health risk assessment as contained in the Environment Agency Science Reports;
  • deal with generic quantitative risk assessment (GQRA) and the use of appropriate screening criteria;
  • enable delegates to use the UK Soil Guideline Values (when released) in an appropriate manner; and
  • introduce delegates to detailed quantitative risk assessment (DQRA) including the sourcing of data inputs for the derivation of site-specific assessment criteria.

The Practical session is not a training course in how to use the CLEA software but will involve using and understanding CLEA software output reports for human health risk assessment.

Land Quality Management courses are renowned for their relevance and quality.  This comes from our belief that training should be interesting, relevant and make a difference to the way our delegates go about their normal contaminated land related business.  We always select top quality tutors with both the experience to communicate and the knowledge to share – as well as the enthusiasm to improve the way land contamination issues are tackled.

By the end of the course delegates should be better able to:

  • understand and appreciate the background behind the CLEA guidance;
  • understand the applicability of human health risk assessment guidance to both Part 2A and Planning;
  • know the assessment criteria and land uses available in the UK
  • understand the need to evaluate whether the chosen generic assessment criteria are appropriate or not; and
  • understand the importance of selecting appropriate input parameters for use in detailed quantitative risk assessment.

All delegates will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance which should be retained and used to provide evidence of CPD activity when required by employers or professional bodies

This is an introductory course suitable for new starters, those needing a refresher or for those managing contaminated land staff.

This course is of relevance to :

  • Regulatory and local authority staff involved with contaminated land issues
  • Consultants
  • Problem holders and developers needing a more in-depth understanding of contaminated land issues
  • Anyone producing contaminated land reports
  • Anyone reviewing third party reports

Feedback comments have included:

September 2018

"Practical worksheets were very useful in helping the understanding of the exposure pathway calculations" (Consultant) 

"Excellent course, very well taught and detailed.  I learned much more than I expected" (Consultant)

"Good notes package, highly knowledgeable instructor" (Consultant)

"Efficient, well structured and relevant. Provided good insight and background knowledge" (Consultant)

"Practical was very usefull in understanding the model" (Consultant)

"Good detail on human health [risk assessment]" (Local Authority)

February 2018

"Really good basis + grounding in subject - packed lots in."

"All of it was excellent. I specifically found that comparison of C4SL and S4UL was useful"

"Good and comprehensive outline of different GACs and guidance"

September 2017

"The practical calculations were useful and broke up the day"

"really enjoyed the practical sessions"

"All topics useful. Comparison between SR2/£ and SP1010 helped as I am used to teh SR2/3 method"

February 2017

"Friendly & informal day, Great lunch, Knowledgeable lecturer/trainer"

"Learning about diffrences between SGV, GAC, C4SLs etc."

"Understanding the background behind the various guidance docs"

"Good summary of HHRA + advice on relevant guidance, legislation, policy etc."

"very informative, more than willing to answer any questions, very detailed regarding DQRA"

"A good run through of the complexities of risk assessments with a balance of information on different guidelines + values" 

October 2016

"All of today first class" (Local Authority)

“Clear and concise with explanations and presentations. Raised interesting thought provoking points.” (Consultant)

“Good overview of everything required to derive GAC’s. Information on relevant regulations to be using. Introduction to the CLEA model” (Consultant)

“Speaker is engaging and obviously knew his stuff” (Local Authority)

"Good handouts, CLEA model example very useful" (Local Authority)

“Well-paced covering a good amount of information over a sensible time period” (Consultant)

April 2013

"Good enaging lecturing.  Knowledgeable"