Supporting local authorities fulfil contaminated land duties

This webinar for LACL members will outline the duties of the Contaminated Land Officer (CLO) in England including areas where the CLO has lead responsibility, supports other Council teams or gives advice to members of the public on mattered related to land contamination.

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Local authorities in the UK have had a statutory duty to investigate contaminated land in their regions, seeking its remediation where necessary since April 2000. As a result, the contaminated land industry has generated a series of sub-specialisms from risk assessment to remedial technologies and sampling to sustainable development.

Local authorities are the primary regulator for contaminated land in England and commonly employ a Contaminated Land Officer (CLO) who must understand all these specialisms. This webinar is aimed at those officers in local government who may have recently been appointed as CLO whether having moved from another specialism within local government or having joined the public sector from other parts of the industry.

The webinar will explain the duties of CLOs including areas where they have lead responsibility, support other Council teams or give advice to members of the public. Expert speakers will discuss the CLO’s regulatory role, how they provide advice and the maintenance of registers, detailed records and archives on contaminated land matters. They will also show how CLOs, who are often the only technical specialist in their respective organisations, can develop their own knowledge and understanding.

Why attend
Understand the responsibilities of a contaminated land officer
Learn the necessary requirements to carry out good practice in their role
Gain insight on where to seek advice and guidance on risk assessment and
Earn valuable CPD

Who should attend
This event is open to LACL members only.

Wednesday 23 June 2021
10:00 - 13:00

10:00 Welcome and introduction
10:15 The regulatory role
11:00 The advisory role
11:30 Break
11:45 Dealing with dangerous sites
12:05 Community protection activities
12:20 Self-development in an ever-evolving field
12:35 Interactive discussion and Q&A
12:55 Closing remarks

This programme will be delivered by:
David Rudland, Contaminated Land Officer, Swindon Borough Council
Karen Toomer, Senior Officer at Environmental and Regulatory Services (Technical Pollution Services), Forest of Dean District Council

LACL members Free to attend

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