Ground gas and geomembrane specialists

Training courses

Ground gas training seminars programme

Now in its eleventh successful year

PAGeoTechnical has teamed up with Ground-Gas Solutions to offer a 2 day ground gas training seminar.

‘The A-Z of Ground Gas’ covers 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.

Who should attend?

The training is designed for consultants, regulators 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.

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

How much does it cost?

Prices start at £155.

PAG ground gas seminar

The A-Z of Ground Gas course dates 2022

29-30 March

10-11 May

14-15 June

Milton Keynes
20-21 September

18-19 October

15-16 November

Course structure

Day 1

Ground Gas Hazards, Monitoring, Risk Assessment and Radon

Day 2

Design, Installation and Verification

COVID-19 Policy

If a venue is cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19, delegates can move their booking to another date/venue or receive a full refund.

How to register

Download a booking form

Download and complete the course information and enquiry form and email it to

Training info and booking form 2022

Book online

View course information and submit your booking form online.

Need help?

If you have any further queries please contact Kayleigh on 01536 740040 via the above email or via

Course trainers

Simon Talbot

Managing Director, Ground-Gas Solutions Ltd

Simon is an Engineering Geologist with almost 40 years professional experience working in both the private and public sectors 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

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 30 year’s experience in geomembranes and associated products. As a consultant he specialises in contaminated land issues, offering technical and commercial consultancy support to manufacturers and providers of specialised materials and services aimed at the sector. Peter sits on the committees for ISO International and 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, as well as being a member of PCA and The Radon Council.

Phil Widdop

Technical Consultant

Phil recently retired from PAGeo after 16 years with the business including 7 years as the National Sales Manager. During Phil’s career in the construction sector he has worked closely with engineers, architects and contractors to develop appropriate protection solutions for projects being developed on ground gas affected sites. Providing training, particularly at seminar events and lunchtime presentations was also a significant part of his role. Phil now provides PAGeo with sales and technical support on a part time, freelance basis.

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 Ground gas training

Matt Askin

GGS Scotland Technical Manager

(Scotland event only)

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.

Supporting professional development (CPD)

We at PAGeoTechnical believe passionately that the best way to ensure good design and construction practices is to share our information with the wider professional world. As specialists, PAGeoTechnical have a wealth of information relating to good design and construction practices in their areas of expertise and sit on many national and international professional bodies and standards committees. We are happy to conduct seminars by arrangement, on any one of our areas of expertise, to assist with Continual Professional Development (CPD).

PAGeotechnical training seminars. CPD training.

Recently popular subjects have been:

  • Gas Protection “The Rough Guide”
  • Geosynthetics in Contaminated land
  • A designer’s guide to gas protection and geomembranes

To discuss your specific requirements, or to book a CPD presentation, please contact us.

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