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Overview

As an integral part of our strategy, CL:AIRE is leading the development of a  programme of technical and core-skills training initiatives that are guided by industry requirements, and produced in collaboration with key stakeholders and specialists.

Aim

CL:AIRE is committed to supporting sustainable land management. Our training activities and the creation of a framework for industry education and best practice, enhances learners skills and core competencies. 
 
The training initiatives provide learners with the key skills, knowledge and behaviours that underpin competent performance. It enables individuals to keep pace with legislative, policy and market changes, and provides valuable insights into specific remediation topics. 
 
CL:AIRE training courses are designed to deliver an interactive and pragmatic learning experience, incorporating a number of tools including:
  • Theoretical underpinning
  • Discussion and practical exercises
  • Case studies
  • Certified Results
Upon successful completion of each training course, delegates will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance as evidence to assist with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.

Full day CAR-SOIL for professionals working on and in asbestos-contaminated land (7hours).

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes:

A one day course that will explain in detail the requirements of CAR 2012, HSE ACoP and guidance L143, in the context of the new guidance set out in CAR-SOIL for persons working on sites with soil and/or C&D materials contaminated with asbestos.

To provide a detailed overview of the requirements of CAR 2012, HSE ACoP and guidance L143 and CAR-SOIL in the application of CAR 2012 for sites with soil and/or C&D materials contaminated with asbestos. The course will also provide an insight how these key differences were developed in conjunction with HSE. This course is an essential introductory learning package for environmental and construction professionals engaged on investigating, assessing, remediating and developing sites that are contaminated with asbestos. The course may also be applicable to waste management professionals engaged in recycling C&D materials that may be contaminated with asbestos.

Who should attend the course:

Professionals working on and in asbestos-contaminated land: environmental consultants, asbestos management consultants, remediation contractors, asbestos removal contractors, construction/development, regulators.

About the Trainer:

Steve Forster

Stephen Forster has over 33 years' experience in all aspects of the investigation, assessment and management of asbestos and contaminated land in various roles. He has developed broad-ranging practical experience and expertise in the fields of both asbestos in buildings management and investigation and assessment of asbestos-contaminated land, recycled C&D materials and wastes.

He is Chair of the Joint Industry Working Group on Asbestos in Soil and Construction & Demolition Material and was the author of the industry guidance interpreting the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 for application in the assessment of land contaminated by asbestos – CAR-SOIL (CL:AIRE, 2016), developed in conjunction with the Health & Safety Executive.


The DoW CoP provides a clear, consistent and efficient process which enables the reuse of excavated materials on-site or their movement between sites.

Use of the DoW CoP supports the sustainable and cost effective development of land. It can provide an alternative to Environmental Permits or Waste Exemptions.

The DoW CoP enables:

  • the direct transfer and reuse of clean naturally occurring soil materials between sites
  • the conditions to support the establishment/operation of fixed soil treatment facilities
  • the reuse of both contaminated/uncontaminated materials on their site of origin and between sites within defined Cluster projects

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes:

This course will explain the practical application of the recent CLAIRE guidance on risk assessment for coal mine gas emissions, which was published in 2021.

  • On completion of the course delegates should have a good understanding of:
  • The different gas hazards that can affect development over old coal mines;
  • The influence on mining methods on gas risk;
  • The sources of gas in old coal mines;
  • The factors that can influence mine gas emissions;
  • The mine gas risk assessment process;
  • How to deal with future changes and uncertainties within the risk assessment.

Who should attend this course:

Geo-environmental engineers, developers, local authorities.

About the Trainer:


Course Description & Learning Outcomes:

This full day hands-on course provides participants with an introduction to Controlled Waters Detailed Quantitative Risk Assessment (DQRA). The course will be taught through a series of lectures interspersed with practical hand-on sessions using the Environment Agency’s RTM model. Delegates will learn about:

  • The UK regulatory context relevant to Controlled Waters DQRA
  • Methods/tools for Controlled Waters DQRA and how to choose which are most appropriate for the site being assessed
  • Principles of contaminant fate and transport modelling in groundwater
  • Data requirements for groundwater DQRA
  • Forward versus reverse modelling to assess risks to Controlled Waters receptors
  • How to derive site specific assessment criteria for soil and groundwater that are protective of Controlled Waters receptors
  • Assessing uncertainty and risk evaluation

Each course is restricted to 10 delegates to ensure good trainer to delegate ratio for the practical work. Delegates should bring their own laptops with the RTM model v3.2 downloaded (see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/remedial-targets-worksheet-v22a-user-manual ) with the Excel Add-Ins “Analysis ToolPak” and “Analysis ToolPak VBA” enabled.
A certificate of attendance will be provided on completion of attendance.

Who should attend this course:

Geoenvironmental consultants, remediation contractors, contaminated land officers/regulators.


Full day Non-Licensable Work (NLW), including Notifiable Non-Licensable Work (NNLW), inclusive of practical training, for professionals working on and in asbestos-contaminated land

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes:

A 1 day course that will provide delegates with the knowledge, understanding and skills to undertake work in ground and C&D materials that are contaminated with asbestos, which may be classed as NLW. Successful completion of the course will allow competent persons to undertake this work in accordance with Regulation 10 of CAR 2012 and CAR-SOIL.

The Non-Licensable Work (NLW) with asbestos, including Notifiable Non-Licensable Work (NNLW), training covers the following:

• how to make suitable and sufficient assessments about the risk of exposure to asbestos in the ground
• safe work practices and control measures, including an explanation of the correct use of control measures, protective equipment and work methods
• selection and appropriate use of protective equipment
• waste handling procedures
• emergency procedures
• relevant legal requirements
• circumstances when non-licensed work may be notifiable (i.e. NNLW)

Attainment of the learning outcome for the NLW qualification will be assessed by a multiple choice examination consisting of 30 questions under exam conditions.

Candidates will be required to achieve a score of at least 23 out of 30 (77%) in the examination. Failure to achieve this will result in the candidate being required to re-take the examination under exam conditions on the same day. If a candidate further fails the second attempt then they will be required to re-sit the course in its entirety.

Who should attend the course:

Professionals working on and in asbestos-contaminated land: environmental consultants, ground investigation workers, remediation contractors, construction/development, waste processing and recycling plant operators, regulators.


**IMPORTANT BEFORE BOOKING**

All delegates MUST be able to demonstrate that they have attended an Asbestos Awareness training course which satisfied the requirements of Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and the supporting Approved Code of Practice L143 "Managing and working with asbestos", and achieved an examination pass mark.

Whilst demonstration of passing a standard Asbestos Awareness course is acceptable, candidates may benefit from taking the Asbestos Awareness for Soil course, as this will better prepare you for some of the specific issues that arise with asbestos in soils and construction and demolition materials when taking the NLW for soils course.

The Asbestos Awareness training course may have been delivered online or face-to-face and may be evidenced by means of a certificate and/or a signed and authenticated copy of the individual's formal Training Record. If the Asbestos Awareness training course has been taken more than 12 months prior to booking on this NLW course, the certificate and/or Training Record must be accompanied by documented and verifiable refresher training that has been delivered to the candidate in the last 12 months.

If you do not have this evidence or have not already attended an Asbestos Awareness Course please contact the Help Desk.

Course Programme

Duration 6.75 hours (contact time)
Registration, Tea/coffee and informal networking with tutors 8.15-8.45am
Lunch (provided) and informal networking with tutors
Exam Review/close out with tutors 17.15pm - 17.30pm

About the Trainers:

Jonathan Pulfer

Jonathan Pulfer has over 30 years' experience in all aspects of the investigation, assessment and management of asbestos in various roles. He holds the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) Certificate of Competence in Asbestos (CoCA). He has delivered BOHS proficiency module training for both internal and external candidates for the proficiency modules P401 to P406 inclusive. In addition, he was an approved BOHS specialist invigilator for BOHS modules -P401 and P403. He was a training provider course auditor for IATP and UKATA. Jonathan has also delivered training in asbestos awareness and training for operatives conducting non-licensed work on asbestos.

Steve Forster

Stephen Forster has over 33 years' experience in all aspects of the investigation, assessment and management of asbestos and contaminated land in various roles. He has developed broad-ranging practical experience and expertise in the fields of both asbestos in buildings management and investigation and assessment of asbestos-contaminated land, recycled C&D materials and wastes.

He is Chair of the Joint Industry Working Group on Asbestos in Soil and Construction & Demolition Material and was the author of the industry guidance interpreting the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 for application in the assessment of land contaminated by asbestos – CAR-SOIL (CL:AIRE, 2016), developed in conjunction with the Health & Safety Executive.

 

6 Hours ( this course will be run as an online, instructor-led course over 2 half-days, each day will start at 09:30 and finish at 13:00.)

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes:

The new statistical guidance from CL:AIRE “Comparing soil contamination data with a critical concentration” was published in September 2020 and introduces land contamination professionals to a different way of drawing conclusions from soil contamination data. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of statistical concepts & thinking and how to use the recommended statistical tools to draw conclusions. There will ample opportunities to take part in stimulating discussions and apply what you learn to real life case studies. In addition, there will be examples to show you how the relevant calculations can be undertaken in Microsoft Excel.

The first half day will focus on the statistical concepts and calculations needed to use the recommended statistical tools

• An overview of the 6 concepts of statistical thinking i.e. probability, risk, expectation, variance, distribution and correlation.
• How to produce (in Microsoft Excel) and interpret histograms, dot plots and box plots.
• How to calculate and interpret confidence intervals
• How to draw conclusions from your data.
The second half day will go into more depth about the statistical principles that underlie the guidance and how you can use these to take your statistical analysis to the next level.
• How to plot and detect spatial correlation in your data.
• What are Data Types and how to use them to decide if your sample size is sufficient.
• What is the Central Limit Theorem and what are its strengths and weaknesses.
• Alternative methods of calculating confidence intervals.
• Overview of sampling methods including simple, systematic and stratified random sampling.
Who should attend this course:
The course aims to help all land contamination professionals who need to make decisions based on soil contamination data. This is a must have course for all those who need to be fully conversant with the key statistical tools before undertaking such comparisons with a critical concentration.

Course Prerequisites:

In order to get the most out of this course, participants will require:

• Familiarity with soil contamination data.
• A copy of the CL:AIRE guidance “Comparing soil contamination data to a critical concentration”.
• A laptop with Microsoft Excel installed. A spreadsheet with the data to be analysed during the course will be emailed to you before the course.
• Completion of an online questionnaire before the course. A link to the questionnaire will be emailed to about 2 weeks before the course.
It is important to note that this course is not a training course in Microsoft Excel. However, you will learn useful tricks and shortcuts with Excel during the course.

About the Trainer:

Nigel Marriott is an Independent Statistician and fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. He has been running statistics courses aimed at non-statisticians for 18 years. Feedback has consistently noted that Nigel has a rare ability to explain what looks like complicated statistics in a simple manner that makes it easy for you to understand and apply what you are learning.
Nigel blogs extensively on topical statistical issues and you can find all his blogs here.

 


This full day course provides participants with a very detailed understanding of the requirements for verifying the installation of gas protection systems.  It is an essential introductory learning package for environmental and construction professionals engaged in gas protection verification. The main focus is verifying gas membranes but it will also cover venting systems. It will also cover what to consider when specifying integrity testing or checking that correct testing procedures are followed on site.

The course is specifically targeted at consultants, contractors and other stakeholders/duty holders involved with the verification, assessment and management of gas protection systems. Each course is restricted to 8 delegates to ensure good trainer to delegate ratio for the practical work.
A certificate of attendance will be provided on completion of attendance.

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes:

To provide participants with a detailed understanding of verification of gas protection systems following the advice in CIRIA Report C735 "Good practice on the testing and verification of protection systems for buildings against hazardous ground gases." The course has been developed and is delivered by some of the authors of C735.
On completion of the course, participants will understand:

  • The intended philosophy of C735 and background information;
  • The link between C735 and British Standard BS8485: 2015, Code of practice for the design of protective measures for methane and carbon dioxide ground gases for new buildings;
  • What verification should cover – a risk based approach;
  • Verification procedures;
  • Verification plan;
  • Visual inspection – what to look for;
  • Methods of integrity testing and main requirements for good practice;
  • The verification report.

Programme:

Morning - Theory based
Lunch
Afternoon - Practical demonstration
Examination
Duration 7 hours (contact time)

**IMPORTANT**
Please ensure that you wear strong shoes - no open toes permitted

Who should attend this course:

  • Geo-environmental consultants
  • Developers and House Builders
  • Building contractors
  • Membrane installers
  • Building surveyors
  • Building Control Officers
  • Contaminated Land Officers
  • CDM duty holders: Clients, Principal Designers and Principal Contractors
  • Property Managers

About the Trainers:

Mick CorbanMick has over 25 years experience in the construction industry, a surveyor for local authority and within the gas protection industry. Mick has sat on various CIRIA steering committees and was a contributor to the CIEH’s local authority ground gas handbook, co-authored CIRIA C735 and the recently published C801. He has extensive knowledge of all the various integrity testing procedures available, is a Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme assessor and SGPV.

 


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CL:AIRE Membership Discounts

An exclusive discount is available to CL:AIRE Members (25% for Principal & 15% for Supporter) on all CL:AIRE events and training courses.
CL:AIRE also run tailored, in-house courses for members organisations upon request.

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