Recognising Contaminants in Soil for
Construction Site Workers and Managers
This Course is for anyone responsible for managing known or suspected contaminated soil issues during construction projects. It’s designed to instruct site workers and managers on how to recognise issues in “real-time.” It informs about the purpose and use of Site Management Plans. Trainees will leave confident about when to involve a Contaminated Land Specialist if contamination is encountered or suspected.
Duration - 2 hours
Tutors - Christopher Mongillo or Helen Mongillo
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What to Expect
The course will use a mixture of presentation, group exercise and hands on experience to create an engaging, educational and enjoyable experience for participants.
Participants will learn how to recognise potential contamination issues based on what they may encounter in site buildings, at the ground surface, in trenches or in other excavations. The course then provides a clear path for what to do to manage risks and conform to New Zealand standards and guidelines.
The class will give opportunities for more experienced participants to act in a mentoring role for the more junior members of the class. This provides a model for site communication - an important factor relating to effective teamwork, documentation and risk management.
The course is informational and highly practical, with emphasis on how New Zealand standards and guidelines should be applied in on-the-job settings. It will cover the following:
Brief regulatory framework - Answers the question of why the course and site actions are needed. Defines common acronyms and terms such as: