Our Autumn Environmental Training Event

Chemtest’s Autumn Environmental Training Event – 20th October 2016 – #ChemTraining

Chemtest’s training event has been designed for environmental consultants, contractors & councils.

Places are getting booked up fast.

Contact us to reserve your place.

This seminar covers talks on current environmental topics (asbestos updates, waste, case studies, etc.) and the latest updates.  It will be presented  by expert guest speakers. Our aim is to provide an event that will be informative, interactive & interesting.


09:30          Registration & coffee

10:00         Welcome & opening remarks – Darrell Hall (Managing  Director, Chemtest)


Session 1

10:10         ‘Waste classification – How to get it right first time’ – Dr Barry Powell (Powell Associates)

10:35         ‘Making the most of it – Getting the best from the laboratory and your data’ – Professor Phil Morgan (Sirius Group)

11:00          Panel session

11:15          Coffee & networking


Session 2

11:30         ‘Managing soil resources’ – Paul Brewer (Terragen Environmental Consultants)

11:55         ‘The laboratory process; quality and how to prevent deviating samples’ – Phil Hellier – Projects Director

12:20          Panel session

12:25          Lunch


Session 3

13:40         ‘Asbestos testing updates, microbiological testing’ – Phil Hellier – Projects Director

14:15         ‘Understanding why disparities can occur between site and laboratory data, How to schedule correctly & Fit for purpose tests’ – Phil Hellier – Projects Director

14:50          Panel session

15:00          Coffee & networking


Session 4

15:25           ‘An interactive seminar on the recent advances in environmental testing and how this will impact the data reported by laboratories’– Amy Parekh-Pross (Technical Marketing Manager)  & Rob Monk (Technical Development Specialist)

16:00          Discussions & closing remarks


Our experts & account managers will be at hand for questions and discussions.


Date & time

Thursday 20th October 2016
09.30 – 16:00



Peter House Suite
1010 Cambourne Business Park
Cambourne, Cambridge
CB23 6DP


Lunch & refreshments will be provided.

Contact us to book your place. More information


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