Site Characterisation (Day 2)

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Site Characterisation Training

Detailed site characterisation is often an essential step in the assessment of potential contamination issues at a site. Therefore, the ability to plan and carry out effective intrusive site investigations in order to characterise a site is an important skill for anyone working in the field of contaminated land management

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.

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
Problem holders and developers needing a more in-depth understanding of contaminated land issues
Anyone producing contaminated land reports
Anyone reviewing third party reports

The course will teach delegates:

• how to develop risk-driven conceptual site models;
• how to set site investigation objectives;
• the different sampling techniques available;
• the different sampling strategies available;
• analytical strategies and associated issues;
• quality assurance and quality control issues; and
• what should be expected in a good site investigation report.

There will be several practical sessions throughout the day to practice the skills learned. Practical sessions involve the use of data for a contaminated site to identify objectives for a site investigation, plan a sampling strategy, and plan an analytical strategy.

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

• design a site investigation;
• implement a site investigation; and
• effectively report the results of a site investigation.

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


Duration: 1 Day

Cost: £275 + VAT


Site Characterisation Training Scotland, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Aberdeen, Perth, Dunfermline and other sites throughout the UK including onsite closed company courses are available.


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