Ground-Gas Protection Measures

The PCA have developed the ground gas protection measures course to enable professionals who work in the field to keep up to speed with the requirements of the latest standards, good practice and successful implementation to ensure safe development.

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Who is the ground gas protection measures course for?

Anyone involved in working with ground gas will find that the course extends their subject knowledge and understanding. Specific job roles that will find the training particularly beneficial include:

  • Surveyors
  • Company owners with legal responsibilities
  • Designers and design engineers
  • Those involved in writing tenders for projects

Structure of the ground gas course

This is a one day training seminar that provides an update on good practice and the latest BS8485 Standard and CIRIA C735 guidance on gas protection measures.

The day is divided into four units, with Unit 4 comprising a practical demonstration section.

Unit 1: Hazardous Gases

– Introducing & understanding the hazards of ground gases

– Foundation and basic principles of ground gases 

– Consideration of current guidance and regulation

Unit 2: Principles of gas protection

– High level design and available gas protection technologies

– Ventilation considerations, membrane design and specification

– Membrane installation and examples of good and bad practice

Unit 3: Verification

– Understand your role in project delivery and sign off

– Discussion of the implications and requirements of regulations including C735

– Common issues faced when working with Ground-Gas

– Independent verification engineers and installation competency

– Dealing with damage caused by follow-on trades

Unit 4: Practical demonstration

– Demonstration of good practice gas membrane installation

– Jointing membranes, detailing to pipes, corners and the retrofitting of membranes

– Installation practices based on the NOS working towards QCF units 612 and 613

– Independent verification engineers and installation competency

– Dealing with damage caused by follow-on trades

NOTE: This training course is not part of any NVQ Level 2 qualification. At the end of the training day attendees will receive a certificate of knowledge and attendance

Summary: Dates and fees
Duration: One day
When: July 2020 – Wed 1st
November 2020 – Wed 11th
Level Surveyor
Fees: Members: £185+ VAT, non-members: £240+ VAT

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What candidates have said about the course

“Benefitted tremendously. Absolutely splendid given the limited time.” (course delegate)

“Good basis and guidance to assist in developing future strategies and developing better standards of design.” (course delegate)

Contact us about our ground gas protection measures course

To discuss any questions you may have regarding our ground gas protection measures training then give us a call on 0844 375 4301 or reach us online using the enquiry form below.

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