Ground gas and geomembrane specialists

Ground gas training seminars

The A-Z of ground gas

Now in its twelfth 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 seminar speakers.

Choice of two courses

We offer two courses, designed to suit the differing needs of professionals dealing with ground gas. We run these on consecutive days, so anyone wanting to attend both courses can do so in one visit.

“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.”

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 £178.

The A-Z of Ground Gas training course information

Advanced A-Z of Ground Gas​

Newcastle upon Tyne
12 September 2023

Llandrindod Wells
Postponed until 2024

28 November 2023

Who is it for?

  • Consultants
  • Regulators

Course structure

  1. Introduction and background
  2. Ground gas behaviour and monitoring
  3. Lines of evidence and risk assessment
  4. Design, specification and planning of ground gas management
  5. Quality management – Verification as part of the
    remediation strategy and building safety regulations

Practical A-Z of Ground Gas​

Newcastle upon Tyne
13 September 2023

Llandrindod Wells
Postponed until 2024

29 November 2023

Who is it for?

  • Constructors
  • Inspectors
  • Surveyors

Course structure

  1. Introduction and background
  2. Detailing and materials
  3. Installation
  4. Verification in practice

How to register

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

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View course information and submit your booking form online.

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Need help?

If you have any further queries please contact Tamsin on 01536 740040 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, PAGeoTechnical

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. 

Matt Askin

Matt Askin

GGS Scotland Technical Manager

Matt Askin, our GGS Scotland Technical Manager, is a Geo-Environmental Scientist with over fifteen years of experience in the environmental sector. With a background in regulation and consultancy, Matt is experienced in the investigation of hazardous ground gas issues including on a wide range of landfill, oil and gas, and construction projects. As our Technical Manager, Matt recently launched GGS Scotland, to deliver cost-effective ground gas monitoring and risk assessment services tailored to the needs of the industry in Scotland. Matt is a Chartered Scientist, Fellow of the Geological Society and member of the Scottish Contaminated Land Forum.

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14 days prior to the event: Full refund.

2-14 days prior to the event: Delegates can move their booking to another date/venue in the year or receive a 50% refund.

1 day prior to the event: 0% refund.

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