December 6, 2021
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Course Description

Appropriate management of contaminated land sites requires knowledge in certain key areas, these include legislation governing contaminated land site investigations; environmental and human health site risk assessments; groundwater chemistry and contamination migration paths in soil and water; and the selection of appropriate remediation options.

This one-day CPD course will provide attendees with a focused look at key contaminated land legislative issues and environmental and health risks along with providing a pragmatic guide to effective land investigations, risk assessment and remediation.  

Key questions to be answered include:

  • What legislation do we need to consider for contaminated land sites?
  • What tools do we use for assessment?
  • What is the purpose of a conceptual site model?
  • Remediation – What are the options? What factors should you consider before deciding?
  • Is time a factor - would excavation and removal be more appropriate?
  • Why is risk assessment such a critical factor in the management of contaminated land?

If you work with civil, structural, building or development work in any capacity, contaminated land can affect your construction project. This course will show you the practical approach and current best practice in contaminated land investigation and waste disposal, and will give you an informative overview of remediation options. On leaving this course, you will have gained 5 Structured CPD Points, and will receive a full course pack to refer back to at any time.

Course content

  • Introduction
  • Understanding Source-Pathway-Receptor Linkages
  • Review of Legislation and Guidelines for contaminated land inc. EPA Guidance on the management of contaminated land and groundwater 2013
  • Risk Assessment – Environmental and Human Health (Case Studies)
  • Types of contamination (LNAPLs vs DNAPLS, etc) and migration in soil and water
  • A brief crash course in chemistry
  • Undertaking a contaminated land investigation (standards and guidance followed)
  • Classification of soil for offsite reuse/recovery/disposal
  • Overview of remedial options for soil and groundwater remediation
  • Key Recent Case Studies
  • Q & A

Who should attend?

This course should be hugely beneficial to Local Authority planning and environmental staff, EHS staff at licensed facilities (IPC, IED, and Waste sites), architects, developers and consulting & civil engineers involved in redevelopment on contaminated land.


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate of Attendance in Contaminated Land. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course. You will also receive a full Contaminated Land course pack to refer back to at any time in the future. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.


An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €425 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €495. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE. The course cost includes all course documentation, Contaminated Land training pack and Certificates.


Teri Hayes
Director and Senior Hydrogeologist, AWN Consulting

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