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ODOUR STUDY DAY COURSE | 31 January 2019

Now in its twelfth year, the Odour Study Day has been developed by leading odour professionals based on their own extensive experience. It provides clear, up-to-date guidance on the principles, concepts and methods of odour management.

It is the only CPD-Certified odour management and control training course, has been accredited by CIWEM and is endorsed by the Institute of Air Quality Management.


The Odour Study Day is delivered at our odour laboratory in Bedfordshire, in partnership with RSK-ADAS

In 2017, 100% of participants recommended the Odour Study Day Course.


The Silsoe Odours Study Day Course is a one day course beneficial for anyone involved with odour management. It will enhance your understanding of everyday applications and set the key issues into context. Specifically, it will benefit regulators, operators of odorous industries, local authorities, consultants, air quality professionals and abatement equipment suppliers.

Odour Study Day delegation


The Odour Study Day will expand delegates’ theoretical knowledge and practical skills relating to the management and control of odours. It uses a combination of presentations from industry professionals, industry-specific case studies and group discussion sessions. There is also a practical session in the Silsoe Odours UKAS-accredited laboratory.


As an Odour Study Day delegate, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in a taster Odour Sensitivity Test at our on-site laboratory. This will give you an indication of your individual sensitivity to odours and will be especially useful for those involved in assessing “nuisance” odours.

Odour Test Pass


The primary areas of learning including sampling and odour measurement, dispersion modelling, odour complaints, odour abatement plant performance, systematic field odour surveys, and odour and EPR/IPPC.

At the end of the course, delegates will;

  • Be familiar with the objective measurement of odours

  • Understand how measurement and modelling techniques can be used to address odour nuisance and planning problems

  • Be familiar with odour regulations and understand how olfactometry fits within this

  • Have seen, and experienced, how odour concentration analysis is undertaken

  • Receive a certificate including the results of your taster Odour Sensitivity Test, and showing your gained CPD hours


Director, Silsoe Odours

Robert Sneath is a leading specialist in odour management and odour control methods

Our team of odour experts will be led by Robert Sneath, founder of Silsoe Odours. A renowned odour specialist, Robert has extensive experience in the industry, having previously been Head of the Odour Laboratory at the Silsoe Research Institute. He has also been the UK expert of the EU CEN working group TC264 WG2 “Odours” since 1995, creating and participating in the ongoing development of the European CEN odour measurement standard BSEN13725:2003. Robert has over 40 years experience at the forefront of the odour industry.

Principle Consultant, RSK-ADAS

Odour Control Training Specialist Speaker, Steve Peirson

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

Professor, Cranfield University

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

Phil joins us from the Centre for Bioenergy and Resource Management at Cranfield University. He has a PhD in Innovation & Technology Assessment and has developed a programme of research studies assessing the impact of waste management on air quality and neighbouring communities.

Senior Site Sampling Technician, Silsoe Odours

James has been with Silsoe Odours for twelve years, and 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 BS EN 13725:2003. James is also the Deputy Laboratory Manager at the Silsoe Odours UKAS-accredited odour laboratory.

Odour Study Day Course Booking Form

The next Odour Study Day Course is on 31 January 2019. You can book your place now and you will be contacted for payment and then later to provide venue details and other event information.

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Odour Study Day, 31 January 2019 - £225 + VAT

One day fee £225 + VAT. (Please note that payment is due prior to attendance)

Please select your preferred lab session:


Field Odour Impact SurveysDispersion ModellingOdour Emission SurveysOdour Sensitivity TestingOdour Concentration TestingSmoke TestingHedonic Tone AssessmentOdour Assessment Survey for PlanningOther

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The Odour Study Day is offered for just £225+VAT per person.

For more information about the next one-day Odour Study Course, please call our odour team on 01525 351396

To book your place on our Odour Study Day or for more information, call our team today on 01525 351 396.

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