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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Risk Management and Remediation (Day 4)

There are now many risk management and remediation options available for use at contaminated sites. It is important to be aware of these options along with their relative advantages, limitations and technical constraints in order to select the most appropriate options for the management of pollutant linkages 

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.

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The course will:

  • introduce the concept of risk management and the UK legislation associated with wastes that may be generated during risk management;
  • provide an overview of the remediation technologies (civil engineering, physical, chemical, biological, thermal, and solidification / stabilization technologies) that are currently available for contaminated soils and groundwater;
  • highlight gas mitigation measures;
  • compare costs and remediation timescales associated with each remediation technology; and
  • demonstrate the options appraisal process described in CLR 11 for the identification of feasible remediation options and the development of a site remediation strategy

There will be a practical session towards the end of the day to practice the skills learned. The practical session will involve the use of data for real contaminated sites to identify and evaluate feasible remediation options.

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:

  • identify feasible remediation options for pollutant linkages;
  • evaluate feasible remediation options to identify the most appropriate ones; and
  • develop a remediation strategy for a site addressing all pollutant linkages

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
Nottingham (Private Sector) TBC £285.00 5
Nottingham (Public sector) TBC £170.00 7


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. all5 Discount: Enter all5 into the 'Voucher Code' box under 'My Basket' to get a £150.00 discount after you have added all 5 days of this series. Please note the all5 voucher only applies to a booking comprising all 5 days and can be used once per order. To book 2 or more delegates on the entire series, book each delegate separately and apply the all5 voucher code to each separate order. Discounts cannot be applied retrospectively.
  2. 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.
  3. Public sector rates only apply to qualifying organisations (i.e. Local Authorities, Health Authorities, the Environment Agency, SEPA, etc.).
  4. LQM may occasionally issue other promotions & vouchers. Please note only one voucher can be used per order.
  5. 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:

September 2018

"Great day and very informaticve - it has given me valuable knowlege which I can draw upon in my job" (Local Authority)

"Very comprehensive coverage..." (Local Authority)

The best aspects were:

  • "applying info to the practical"  (Consultant)
  • "breadth of info" (Consultant)
  • "range of remediation techniques covered" (Consultant)
  • "breadth of subjects/techniques covered" (Consultant)
  • "the case studies for remediation options" (Local Authority)

February 2018

"All good as gave a broad overview of the different remediation techniques, many of which I wasn't familiar with."

"Overview of the remedial techniques - excellent knowledge"

September 2017

"Good comprehensive overview of all remediation strategies available"

"Clear description of different methods including pros & cons"

March 2017

“Knowledge of trainers experience shone through” (Local Authority)

"Very detailed descriptions of all potential options, inc. positives + negatives + feasibility. Great practical into making you think about each option closer" (Consultant)

"Practical was helpful. Good amount of info" (Consultant)

April 2013

"Concise coverage of all fields which helped me achieve what I wanted in attending"

"Broad range of approaches addressed"

"Very clear and informative"

"The practical was v. interesting + useful"

"The practical helps in understanding the different processes"

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Introduction and development of the Conceptual model (Day 1)

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.

Human-health risk assessment (Day 3)

This course builds on the fundamental principles of risk assessment introduced in Day 1- Introduction and Development of Conceptual Models. The focus will be on the principles of human health risk assessment & generic quantitative risk assessment. It will cover issues such as the use of Soil Guideline Values (SGVs) and what to do when there is no SGV available 

Reviewing Third Party Reports (Day 5)

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)

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.

Introduction to the assessment and management of ground gases and vapours

Designed for beginners with little or no understanding or experience of sites impacted by ground gases (eg methand and carbon dioxide) and organic vapours, and how to assess and manage the risks they may pose. Delivered by LQM in collaboration with leading industry specialists, EPG Ltd.