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The Odour Study Day has received a number of accolades

Here at Silsoe Odours, we deliver the very best in odour control training. Now running into its fourteenth year, you have probably already heard of the industry leading Odour Study Day.

In the light of this, we’re therefore delighted that the course has been recognised by a number of organisations. Namely, the CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Accreditation Service, the IAQM (Institute of Air Quality Management) and  CIWEM (Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management).

Not to mention, our delegates continue to give consistently fantastic feedback.


The Odour Study Day has received a number of accolades


Furthermore, the Odour Study Day has also now received CPD-Certification following a thorough assessment. This is expressly awarded in recognition of the highest quality training courses. For this reason, we are extremely proud to be the only provider of CPD-certified odour management and control training in the UK.


The IAQM promotes the ongoing education and training of its members. They undertake reviews of short courses to ensure the standard and quality of the training provided. As a result, the IAQM has now given endorsement to the Odour Study Day.

Specifically, their endorsement committee comments;

Air quality professionals carry out dispersion modelling of odour using the same modelling software as for air quality assessments. However, the assessment of odour differs in how it is monitored, issues around complaints and subjectivity, and how it is assessed and regulated. Therefore it is important that air quality professionals are aware of these issues.

The course is well put together with clear presentation materials and a good balance of theory and real-world examples, including a case study and laboratory visit to consolidate learning. The use of these case studies and the opportunity to do a practical test is to be commended.

This course will be of most relevance to those in the air quality sector working on monitoring and assessment in industrial/waste/agricultural sources.


CIWEM accredits training programmes that align with the professional interests of its members and prospective members. With this in mind, the assessor panel comments;

The CIWEM Assessor Panel were of the view that the Odour Study Day met all the necessary criteria to achieve CIWEM CPD Accreditation. The Panel were pleased to receive the positive feedback summary from previous events.


We developed the Odour Study Day based on the extensive experiences of odour professionals. First of all, we focus on expanding your theoretical knowledge and practical skills relating to the management and control of odours. The course consequently gives a comprehensive overview on a range of issues relating to odour. Specifically; measurement, modelling, assessment, abatement and regulation.

The Odour Study will benefit you if you're involved with any aspect of odour management. It is a great opportunity for networking with others in the field.So this course is especially beneficial if you are involved with any aspect of odour management. In particular, you’ll find it useful if you’re a regulator, local authority, consultant, air quality professional, site manager/assessor or odour abatement equipment supplier.

We have an experienced team of odour experts on hand throughout the day, together with specialist speakers. They provide their own first hand insights while delivering your odour control training. Similarly, they use industry-specific case studies to set the issues into context and outline the technicalities of odour management. They also facilitate interesting discussion throughout the day.


During the Odour Study Day, you have the opportunity to visit the Silsoe Odours UKAS-accredited odour laboratory. Here, your odour control training takes a practical turn. You get to experience a taster odour sensitivity test. As a result, you leave with an idea of your individual sensitivity to odours. It must be remembered that this helps you understand your sensitivity to the average general population, which is what permit regulations are based on. The lab visit is frequently one of the most popular parts of the day.

The laboratory visit and mini sensitivity test are a great introduction to kit and procedure in practice; this is a unique and welcome feature. IAQM endorsement committee

It was useful to experience the lab and get more info/experience on the sampling/olfactometry. Andrew Fell, Wessex Water

The practical session was very interesting, and the various scenarios focussed my knowledge towards what I learned today. Kevin Worrillow, WSP


The Odour Study Day addresses your individual challenges as part of your odour control training

Firstly and perhaps most importantly, we endeavour to address the challenges you currently face and/or are most interested in. As a result, we invite you to share with us throughout the Odour Study Day. In addition, we encourage group discussions and answer your questions as we go.

The primary areas of learning are as follows;

• Sampling and odour measurement
• Dispersion modelling
• Odour complaints
• Odour abatement plant performance
• Systematic field odour surveys
• Odour and EPR/IPPC


I found the day extremely interesting and useful. The quality of the talks was excellent and the content was very relevant to everyday applications. It was a useful forum to share experiences between operators, consultants and regulators. I also found the odour sensitivity test interesting and it is useful to understand where on the spectrum of sensitivity you fall when dealing with odour assessments. I would definitely recommend the course to others. Kat Johnson, Idom Merebrook

Easy to follow presentations made it a well structured learning experience. Chris Gunning, Biffa

I thought the day was really useful and informative and a great chance to network. It was really useful to become a “lab rat” and do the sniff tests as it would help me to explain to customers how odour is assessed and tested in terms that they would understand rather than just saying “it gets sent to the lab”. Neil Whitton, Cherwell District Council

I enjoyed the full range of content that the course showed. It was very informative and helped me further understand odour issues. Jake Hammond, Renewi

Read more delegate testimonials here.



Robert Sneath, Odour Control Training & Management Specialist

Robert is a renowned odour specialist with over 40 years’ experience at the forefront of the odour industry. Perhaps most notably, Robert acts as the UK expert for Technical Committee CEN/TC 264 “Air Quality”’. The workgroup is responsible for the ongoing development of the European Standard EN13725.


Odour Control Training Specialist Speaker, Steve Peirson

Steve is a nationally renowned authority in the field of odour and emissions. He specialises in odour analysis, emissions, odour impact assessment, odour nuisance, environmental control and ‘Best Practicable Means’ assessments. Steve also has extensive expert witness experience.


Phil Longhurst, Professor at Cranfield University, contributes to the speaker line-up at odour control training, the Odour Study Day

Phil joins us from Cranfield’s Centre for Bioenergy & Resource Management. He has a PhD in Innovation & Technology and Assessment. Not to mention, Phil has developed a programme of research studies, assessing the impact of waste management on air quality and neighbouring communities.


odour nuisances

Deborah has nearly 30 years’ experience as a solicitor specialising in environmental law. She advises on both non-contentious and contentious batters. She also acts in relation to civil contentious matters, often in the context of judicial review. Deborah features in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame.


James Sneath, Odour Control Training & Management Specialist

James has a wealth of experience in on-site sampling as a trained assessor, covering all types of odour emission sources. He is exacting in his approach to rigorous and well-designed sampling methodology, in line with the European Standard EN13725. Furthermore, James leads activities in our odour laboratory.


Silsoe Odours created a 'Sniff Box', enabling us to deliver an equivalent Odour Study Day off-siteFinally, we facilitate private Odour Study day training sessions, as well as off-site training on or near your premises. You’ll probably find this useful if you need to provide odour control training for entire teams simultaneously. Or you might be located some distance from the Silsoe Odours laboratory. We created a bespoke ‘sniff box’ for the purpose of simulating the laboratory experience. Due to this, we have the unique ability to deliver the full Odour Study Day experience off-site. Find out more here.

We are also happy to tailor training for your individual requirements. Please get in touch – our team of specialists are happy to talk through the specifics.

Published: 21st August 2018
Updated: 28th January 2020

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