5 March 2015

BLRS-SCI Joint Seminar on the ISO 18400 Standards Relating to Soil Quality Issues

Organised by:

British Land Reclamation Society in partnership with the Environment Health and Safety Group

Newcasle University

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.

We look forward to the presentation of an interesting and constructive new framework whereby practitioners working in the field of redevelopment and remediation of land affected by contamination can ensure they achieve the highest standards in all new projects.

Event Day

Event Section
Meeting opened by Rob Davison, Chair
Introduction - How Standardization Works
Mike Smith - Overview of International Standards on Soil Sampling and Site Assessment. Introduction to the 18400-series including the overall structure (how the standards fit together) including the scope of the individual standards, and how they relate to BS10175 & BS8576 with a mention of the standards on 'soil & site assessment', eg BS ISO 15175 (soil & groundwater), 15176 (re-use of soil), 11O54 (hydrocarbons), 15800 (human health risk assessment) etc.
Mike Smith - 18400-104 Sampling Strategies - an introduction to the structure and scope of the standard including the known gaps and taking into account ISO Working Group discussions in February.
Lunch - can be sourced at a variety of providers close by
Mike Ramsay - ISO 18400 - Issues and theories of statistical sampling etc
Rob Davison - Wind-Up session on Sampling and messages for ISO drafting panel/BSI
Meeting close, tea & coffee and networking session
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Venue and Contact

Newcastle University

Lindisfarne Room
King's Road Centre 
Newcastle University 
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8QB
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  • Delegates from Newcastle University: Free
  • Students (from other Universities): £10
  • SCI/BLRS members: £20
  • Non Members: £40

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Additional Info


  • Mike Smith - principal architect and author of the standard, SCI Environment Health and Safety Group Committee member
  • Mike Ramsay - University of Reading
  • Rob Davison - Reading Agricultural Consultants


Please register with Bill Baker to book your place:

E: Bill.baker@conland.fsworld.co.uk 
T: 07970 219108

Payment of fees can be made by electronic transfer directly to BLRS Bank Account (please use your surname as a reference when paying):

Barclays Business Centre, Huddersfield Branch, PO Box B71, 17 Market Place, Huddersfield HD1 2AB

Account number: 00987611 Sort code: 20 - 43 - 04