Ground Gas Protection – Why Bother?

Are we making a ‘mountain out of a molehole‘ in terms of ground gas protection? Is it REALLY necessary and should we REALLY care?

As awareness of ground gas increases coupled together with the added pressure to develop land that is potentially affected by harmful ground gases, PCA trainer Neil Salvidge walks us through a brief history of how we got to where we are now, why there is a need to develop standards and talks us through installation and verification methods.

To find out more, why not sit back, relax with a cup of tea or coffee and click on the webinar video below…


What you will learn from the ground gas webinar

  • A brief history of ground gases
  • The need for developing standards
  • Key driving influences
  • Installation methods for ground gas protection
  • Verification of applied ground gas protection applications

Benefits – Why YOU should watch the webinar

  • Better understanding of the types of ground gases & their potential harm
  • Learn why there has been a need to drive better standards and understand what these standards are
  • Critical elements to take into account for installation
  • Straightforward online learning while sitting at your desk

About the presenter – Neil Salvidge

Having worked around the world for multiple contractors, Neil has been very active in the construction industry since the mid 80’s and is one of the principle trainers at the Property Care Association.

In 2000 when greater awareness of ground gas came about and the need for training was established alongside NVQ’s to help better promote best practice, Neil was one of the first to help develop training programmes for the ground gas sector. This soon evolved into a more focused role, with Neil gaining his Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) and CITB NSAC (Construction Industry Training Board, National Specialist Accreditation Centre) Assessors qualification to become the initial assessor for the NVQ.

Neil continues developing training programmes and is actively working with ground gas (geomembrane) technicians in gaining their NVQ qualifications. Having gained both Assessor and Internal Quality Assurance qualifications, Neil is active in the development of industry standards and has supported the development of the NVQ Level 4 Verification of Ground Gas Protection Measures.

Additional information about ground gas

For those looking to find out more about ground gas, we do have a brand new two day training course coming very soon based around alot of the themes within this webinar.  To find out more, contact our training team on 01480 400 000.  In the meantime, we do have training available for technicians.  Visit our ground gas installation and verification webpage for more information.

In addition, there is plenty of professional information and guidance that you can diguest via our PCA Technical Document Library and our professional pages with additional updates and blogs via our news section.

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Enquire about becoming a PCA Ground Gas member

We are pleased to say we are launching our ground gas group and section very soon and we are now open for membership within the ground gas section!

If you are a ground gas professional interested in growing your business and benefitting from the advantages of becoming a PCA member, then please get in touch!

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