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Highly Acclaimed Odour Control Training

Highly Acclaimed Odour Control Training

Odour Control Training

Here at Silsoe Odours, we deliver the very best in odour control training, at the Odour Study Day.

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

IAQM Endorsed

As part of its strategic objectives, the IAQM promotes the ongoing education and training of its members. It undertakes reviews of short courses to ensure the standard and quality of the training provided. As a result, it has now given endorsement to the Odour Study Day.

Specifically, the IAQM endorsement committee comment;

“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.”

Odour control training, the Odour Study Day, is endorsed by IAQM

CIWEM Accredited

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.”

Odour control training course, the Odour Study Day, is CIWEM Accredited


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.

Odour control training course, the Odour Study Day, is CPD-certified

Join Us At The Odour Study Day

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.

So this course is especially beneficial if you are involved with any aspect of odour management. In particular, it benefits regulators, local authorities, consultants, air quality professionals, site managers/assessors and odour abatement equipment suppliers.

Our experienced team of odour experts provide their own specialist insights while delivering your odour control training. Similarly, they’ll use industry-specific case studies to set the issues discussed into context and outline the technicalities of odour management. They will facilitate interesting discussion throughout the day.

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UKAS-Accredited Odour Lab Taster Session

As part of the Odour Study Day, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Silsoe Odours UKAS-accredited odour laboratory. Here, your odour control training will take a practical turn! You’ll get to experience a taster of our Odour Sensitivity Testing. As a result, you’ll go away with an idea of your individual sensitivity to odours. This is certainly one of the most popular parts of the day.

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

“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

What’s Included In My Odour Control Training?

Odour control training course leader, Robert SneathFirst and foremost, it’s important to us that we cover the challenges you are currently facing and/or are most interested in. As a result, we will invite you to share with us throughout the day. In addition, we’ll 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

What Our Delegates Say

“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.

Industry-Leading Odour Experts

Robert Sneath, Odour Control Training & Management Specialist

Robert Sneath
Director, Silsoe Odours

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 PeirsonSteve Peirson
Principal Consultant, RSK-ADAS

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 DayPhilip Longhurst
Professor, Cranfield University

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.

James Sneath, Odour Control Training & Management SpecialistJames Sneath
Senior Sampling Technician & Deputy Laboratory Manager, Silsoe Odours

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, he is also the Deputy Laboratory Manager at Silsoe Odours.

Private and Off-Site Odour Control Training

In addition, we can 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. Our ‘sniff box’ provides a simulation of the laboratory experience. This gives us the unique ability to deliver the full Odour Study Day experience off-site. Find out more here.

Finally, we are happy to tailor training for your individual requirements. Please get in touch so we can discuss your individual requirements.

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  2. […] If you would like to see the IAQM’s review of the Odour Study Day in detail, you can see more here.  […]

  3. […] Registration is now open for the Autumn 2019 Odour Study Day. We invite you to join us on Thursday 10th October. On the course, you experience the UK’s only CPD-certified odour management, assessment and odour control training. Not only that, but the Odour Study Day is also endorsed by IAQM and accredited by CIWEM. You can learn more about our accreditations here. […]

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