Ground gas and geomembrane specialists

Ground gas training seminars

The A-Z of ground gas

Now in its 13th successful year

Developed by PAG and GGS, the ‘A-Z of Ground Gas’ courses cover best practices in ground gas investigation, monitoring, risk assessment, solutions design, protection and verification.

Training material draws on the latest innovative techniques and guidance, as well as case studies, practical demonstrations, and the experience of the course trainers.

Choice of two courses

We offer two courses, designed to suit the differing needs of professionals dealing with ground gas. We run two separate days, so anyone wanting to attend both courses can do so.

“Very well structured seminar that covers the essentials about ground gas origin and issues.”
“Very engaging speaker, warm welcome, felt confident to ask questions.”
“Excellent team, great rapport and energy with each other. Great delivery of course materials. Extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Really enjoyed the course, highly recommend to anyone.”
“Very interesting and useful and useful to see real issues and practical info.”
“Extremely good and very comprehensive course. Found it to be very useful. Particularly the installation and verification parts.”
Ground gas training seminar

Who should attend ground gas training?

The courses are designed for consultants, architects, engineers, regulators, constructors and developers who want to understand how ground gas risks can be better managed, protection measures can be better designed and time and money can be saved.

How much does the training course cost?

Prices start at just £196.

The A-Z of Ground Gas training course information

Advanced A-Z of Ground Gas​

Solihull W.Midlands
19 March 2024 SOLD OUT

18 June 2024

Central London
10 September 2024

30 October 2024

Who is it for?

  • Consultants
  • Regulators
  • Design Managers

Course structure

  1. Introduction and background

  2. Lines of evidence & risk assessment

  3. Ground Gas & vapour management

  4. Validation of Gas protection systems & CQA

  5. Summary and Q&A session

Practical A-Z of Ground Gas​

Solihull W.Midlands
17 April 2024 SOLD OUT

19 June 2024 POSTPONED

Central London
03 October 2024

12 November 2024

Who is it for?

  • Constructors
  • Inspectors
  • Surveyors

Course structure

  1. Introduction and background

  2. Detail within the design

  3. Installation

  4. Verification

  5. Practical Session

  6. Summary and Q&A session

How to register

Please note that places are limited to 30 people and these will be allocated on a first come basis.

Book online

View course information and submit your booking form online.

Download a booking form

Download course information and booking form. Includes instructions about booking and paying.

Need help?

If you have any further queries please contact Tamsin on 07471 033979 or via

Course trainers

Simon Talbot, Ground Gas Solutions

Simon Talbot

Managing Director, Ground-Gas Solutions Ltd

Simon is an Engineering Geologist and Chartered Engineer with 40 years professional experience working in both the private and public sectors. Most of this work has focused on contaminated land and ground gas issues. Prior to starting GGS in 2009, he spent 11 years working as Director of Greater Manchester Geological Unit where alongside teaching, training and research he collaborated on the development of continuous ground-gas monitoring. Simon has published several technical papers and regularly speaks at national and international conferences.

John Naylor

John Naylor

Technical Director, Ground-Gas Solutions Ltd

John has over 20 years professional experience working within the contaminated land and landfill arenas for both the public and private sectors. He has worked to improve the contaminated land investigation, assessment, remediation and verification at both practical and regulatory levels. A key developer of continuous ground gas monitoring methodologies, John has helped to establish guidance in ground gas issues, working closely with consultants, local authorities and landowners. As well as developing verification and validation best practice and training. John is a Chartered Environmentalist and is a member of both the EPUK Quality Committee and Vice Chair of the Radon Council.

Peter Atchison, PAGeo MD

Peter Atchison

Managing Director, PAGeoTechnical Ltd.

Peter is a geosynthetic specialist with over 40 years’ experience in geomembranes and associated products. As a consultant he specialises in contaminated land issues, offering technical and commercial consultancy support as well as materials and Contracting services across the sector. Peter chairs the ISO International  Standards committee and represents the UK on  CEN European Committee for Standardisation, where he is involved in standards setting and advice to the legislative process. Peter also sits on the board of CCS, EIC and BGA, PCA and The Radon Council.

Neil Salvidge, gas membrane fitting.

Neil Salvidge

Training, Development and Assessment

Having originally trained as a carpenter and joiner, Neil moved to the geomembrane sector in the 1990s and in 2000 he joined PAGeoTechnical Ltd as an Installation Technician and trainer, promoting best practice through training. Neil gained Assessor status with CITB, as the initial assessor for NVQ Level 2 in gas membrane installation. He is involved with developing industry standards and has supported the development of NVQ Level 4 Verification of Ground Gas protection systems. In 2018 Neil established his independent training company and remains passionate on the delivery of quality training. 

Supporting Continual Professional Development (CPD)

Radon and Ground gas CPD appointments are now available. These are virtual or in-person and last between 45-60 mins.

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Course Booking Cancellation Policy

14 days prior to the event
Full refund.

8-13 days prior to the event
Move booking to another date/venue in the year or receive a 50% refund.

7 days prior to the event
0% refund

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