11Jun / 2015
Given the serious dangers that ground gases can pose, it is no surprise that local authorities are increasingly demanding effective ground-gas protection measures be installed and verified. Ensuring that you’re up to speed with best practice in the entire process – from data collection and risk assessment to the final verification can be a critical skill for many industry professionals.
The joint GGS/PAG professional training programme is a 2 day course that covers the latest ground-gas monitoring techniques, risk assessment and best practice in remediation and protection measures. This year we have updated the course material to include the new CIRIA guidance, C735 on verification (validation). Our course has proven popular with local authority regulators, consultants and developers seeking to avoid construction delays by implementing best practice gas-protection risk assessment and protection measures from day one.
Over the 2 day course there will be 8 units on various areas of ground-gas awareness, along with several Q&A and practical sessions. They will be delivered by seasoned industry professionals including the Managing and Technical Directors of GGS, Simon Talbot and John Naylor, who between them have over 45 years of professional experience.
At just £195 for the full 2 day event, many previous delegates have commented that this course represents incredible value for money. Places are strictly limited to 35 per event and available on a first come, first served basis. There are still bookings available for seminars later this year; at the following places:
- 7th & 8th July – Slough
- 8th & 9th September – Brentwood
- 13th & 14th October – Exeter
- 4th & 5th November – Gloucester
Feedback from our events thus far this year has been excellent, with one contractor commenting that “it is essential to have knowledge of a ground-gas testing and membrane installation – this does it!”. Another delegate wrote about our “Fantastic background knowledge” and that “presenters were willing to answer questions and explain issues”.
We are proud of all the positive feedback we receive, but strive to improve our course constantly as techniques and regulations change.
We also cover the unique risks of the carcinogenic gas radon, the second largest cause of lung cancer in this country. Effective monitoring and remediation of radon is crucial, especially in residential developments, and can literally save lives.
This course will help improve your decisions when it comes to ground-gas protection, saving you time and money whether you’re a developer, regulator or consultant. For more information on the specifics of the course, who will be attending and what you can hope to achieve you can read the seminar programme. To book your place, please visit the training page and download the booking form.