Reaching for the sky

Following some 12 months of planning, an investment of over £100,000, and extensive discussions with trade associations and consultants, environmental specialist Enviro Technology Services (ETS) has announced the introduction of a range of training courses for those involved in the fields of air quality monitoring, continuous emissions monitoring, stack testing and environmental reporting.

Two new three-day courses are now on offer: Air Quality Monitoring - Continuous Measurement & Sampling Techniques, and Periodic and Continuous Monitoring of Stack Emissions - a course which is designed to facilitate passing MCERTS examinations Levels 1 & 2 and Technical Endorsement 4.

ETS also offers a range of training courses on the advanced OPSIS EnviMan software, which is used by local authorities and process operators alike for collecting data and generating reports from air quality stations and continuous emissions monitoring equipment.

The courses will be conducted by specialist ET staff and independant consultants and will be held in a recently completed, purpose-built training facility at ETS's Stroud headquarters.

Hands-on experience

This development includes a fully-operational air quality monitoring station measuring the eight key pollutants, a meteorological station, various analysers and systems for continuous emissions monitoring and a training suite containing six networked PCs with an interactive white-board with LCD computer projector. Students therefore will have the opportunity for 'hands-on' experience in addition to theoretical training.

Announcing the programme, managing director Steve Read, says: "Some two years ago we identified a need and, after a lot of preparation and consultation, we are now in the position to respond with what we believe to be a unique facility with courses conducted by trainers expert in their fields. Our aim is to provide objective, professional instruction of the highest standard."



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