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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Asbestos in soil: Human-health risk assessment and remediation

This is NOT a CAR-Soil course. We are assuming that delegates will be familiar with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and the need to comply with them, where relevant, when working with asbestos-containing soils.

Asbestos is considered to be one of many potential contaminants that should be considered during any human health risk assessment under both Planning and Part 2A legislation. This course explores the unique nature of asbestos and the challenges it presents to standard method of risk assessment and remediation. The Course uses a simulated exercise to help delegates understand and work through the issues and complexities involved in risk assessment and to explore a range of solutions to evaluating and managing the risks to current or future land users.

We will also highlight the multidisciplinary nature of working with asbestos-containing soils, including the additional skills needed by both asbestos consultants and contaminated land consultants to competently assess asbestos in soils under planning and Part 2A.

The course will be delivered by co-authors of CIRIA's Asbestos in soil and made ground: a guide to understanding and managing risks (C733)

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The course will describe:

  • Why CAR2012 is not the only legal context to consider
  • What planning and British Standards require
  • What is asbestos and what health risks are associated with it?
  • Can you estimate risk to human health from soil concentration data?
  • Can you estimate risk to human health from air concentration data?
  • What policies and guidance exist relating to asbestos in soils?
  • What tests are available for asbestos in soil?
  • What approaches have been adopted to assessing risks from asbestos in soils?
  • What remedial options are available?
By the end of the course you should be better able to:
  • Develop conceptual models for asbestos-affected land
  • Design an inspection strategy
  • Understand the uncertainties and assumptions
  • Interpret analytical results
  • Understand the importance of risk communication
All delegates will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance – which should be retained and used to provide evidence of CPD activity

Those investigating sites suspected of being contaminated by asbestos:

  • Asbestos-industry professionals and consultants looking to work with asbestos-containing soils
  • Land contamination professionals and consultants looking to work with asbestos-containing soils:
  • Regulatory and local authority staff involved with contaminated land issues
  • Problem holders and developers needing a more in-depth understanding of contaminated land issues
  • Anyone producing contaminated land reports
  • Anyone reviewing third party reports
Location Date Place Cost Places
Nottingham (Private Sector) TBC £285.00 12
Nottingham (Public sector) TBC £170.00 16


Note: All prices exclude VAT, which we are obliged to charge at the prevailing rate

DISCOUNTS (please read carefully) *:
  1. 20% discount for orders paid by a debit orcredit card is automatically applied when selected at Paymentotherwise select invoice and pay the non-discount price.
  2. Public sector  rates only apply to qualifying organisations (i.e. Local Authorities, Health Authorities, the Environment Agency, SEPA, etc.).
  3. LQM may occasionally issue other promotions & vouchers.  Please note only one voucher can be used per order.
  4. LQM reserve the right to modify charges if the above discount rules are not followed.

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Can't make these dates?  Have lots of potential delegates? Have you considered hosting this course for your staff? Or commissioning a bespoke course to meet your training needs?

Feedback comments have included:

February 2019

The best aspect of the course was:

"Getting to grips with teh complete RA process for asbestos in soil"

"I enjoyed the case study and working through the risk evaluation"

"Very applicable for local authorities"

"Full range of options to give an understanding of where the UK is with regard to asbetos criteria and how we can use different options to get around this"

November 2017

"Description of techniques applicable to assessing risks from asbestos in soil" (Consultant)

"Concise course, well presented" (Consultant)

October 2015

"Detailed course content which was well delivered" (Consultant)

"Course enjoyable! ... Allowed interaction" (Consultant)

"A very educational day, it has increased my knowledge in the asbestos field. Thank you." (Consultant)

“Risk Communication & Remediation were the best aspects” (Local Authority)

“Detailed background on asbestos” (Consultant)

May 2013

"Very knowledgeable course leader + clear easy to understand info presented"

"Well organised course, introduced the concepts/models etc in a logical way. Excellent, very knowledgeable presenter"

"Right level of info, good pace, clear speaker"

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