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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Reviewing Third Party Reports (Day 5)

Reviewing third party reports is essential for ensuring technical robustness, legislative compliance and quality assurance. 

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 highlight:

  • key points to look for when reviewing third party reports; and 
  • sources of information that can be used to assist in effective report writing and reviewing.

There will be several practical sessions throughout the day to practice the skills learned. Practical sessions involve reviewing hypothetical reports.

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:

  • evaluate the technical robustness of the third party reports; and

  • ensure that all necessary aspects of the site investigation, risk assessment, and risk management processes are reported to an acceptable standard.

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 6
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

Highlighted "Good points to consider when reviewing reports" (Local Authority)

The trainer was "a nice guy and led the course in a friendly manner" (Local Authority)

"...It tied the previous 4 days together very well" (Consultant)

"...I definitely think that doing the whole 5 days is beneficial, even if it is a lot of information to understand" (Local Authority) 

The best aspect was:

  • "understanding what reviewers hould be looking for" (Local Authority)
  • "the teaching" (Consultant)

February 2018

"Practical excersises - very informative particularly reviewing HHRA"

"Lots of practical reviewing which helped bring everything together"


March 2017

“Wide dissemination of knowledge covering key areas & practical exercises were best aspects” (Local Authority, Mar 2017)

“Very informative & useful. Great practical’s. Food was great, excellent coffee” (Consultant, Mar 2017)

“Great lunch, knowledgeable trainer, friendly day. Best aspect having a go at reviewing the reports.” (Local Authority, Mar 2017)“Good practicals, helped to draw it together” (Consultant, Mar 2017)


October 2016

“Very in-depth” (Consultant, Oct 2016)

"Really useful final day to tie it all together" (Local Authority, Oct 2016)

“Today was probably the most helpful day for me. Did more practicals’ – beneficial & helpful. Lecturer clearly very knowledgeable & passionate about subject.” (Local Authority, Oct 2016)

“Thorough practicals’ and well explained.” (Consultant, Oct 2016)


March 2014

"Very Practical - Helped consolidate previous stuff" (March 2014)

"Well presented and informative" (March 2014)



"1st Class" (November 2013)

"Practicals very helpful" (April 2013)

"Practical very useful" (April 2013)

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