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.

Locations of visitors to this page

Mailing List

If you would like us to email you updates, such as detail of forthcoming training etc., please subscribe below.


Human-health risk assessment (Day 3) 17 and 18 Sept 2020

The webinar is LQMs classic training course now delivered online over 2 half days

**** This is a duplicate course to the human health risk assessment course running on 14 and 15 September 2020 - added due to high demand for Day 3. ****

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 course has recently been updated and redesigned around a new hands-on practical, which provides delegates with an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of some of the key aspects of toxicology and exposure estimiation.

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.

  • Content
  • Benefits
  • Who Should Attend
  • Pricing & Buying Options
  • Testimonials

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 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 research behind the CLEA guidance;
  • understand the applicability of human health risk assessment guidance to both Part 2A and Planning;
  • understand why ICRCL and non-UK compliant (e.g. Dutch) values are not appropriate to use;
  • use Soil Guideline Values and be able to determine whether the use of the guideline values 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
Location Date Place Cost Places
Webinar (Private Sector) TBC £285.00 2
Webinar (Public Sector) TBC £170.00 1


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

The defalt payment option is by online card payment.  To pay by invoice, select “Order by Invoice” and enter your purchase order number during checkout. The card payment discount (see below) does not apply to orders paid by invoice. If you opted to pay by invoice, you need to download your invoice from 'My Orders' and submit it for payment as soon as possible. No additional invoice will be issued by LQM.

DISCOUNTS (please read carefully) *:
  1. Card payment discount: A 20% discount is automatically applied to all orders paid by a debit or credit card. This is the default payment option.
  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.

*Terms and Conditions apply


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:

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"

Other related publications, licences and courses

Risk Management and Remediation (Day 4) 28 29 Sept 2020

This course outlines the range of remediation technologies available in the UK. The course covers remediation strategy selection and delegates will practice selecting appropriate remedial strategies to demonstrably break significant pollutant linkages 

Introduction and development of the Conceptual model (Day 1) 7 and 8 Sept 2020

This course introduces the legislative and risk assessment frameworks that underpin Part 2A and planning. It highlights the fundamental importance of the conceptual model. Delegates will gain practical experience of creating & using conceptual models.

Reviewing Third Party Reports (Day 5) 30 Nov 1 Dec 2020

This course provides guidance on reviewing third party reports. It will cover all aspects of the risk assessment process from reviewing the initial conceptual model through to remediation strategies.

Site Characterisation (Day 2) 10 11 Sept 2020

This course introduces the legislative and risk assessment frameworks that underpin Part 2A and planning. It highlights the fundamental importance of the conceptual model. Delegates will gain practical experience of creating & using conceptual models.

Site Characterisation (Day 2) 10 11 Sept 2020

This course introduces the legislative and risk assessment frameworks that underpin Part 2A and planning. It highlights the fundamental importance of the conceptual model. Delegates will gain practical experience of creating & using conceptual models.