National Quality Mark Scheme
The National Quality Mark Scheme for Land Contamination Management (NQMS) is a scheme that has been developed by the Land Forum out of a national government initiative to provide visible identification of documents that have been checked for quality by a Suitably Qualified and experienced Person (SQP).
The aim of the scheme is to provide regulator confidence in the quality of technical reports submitted for approval, thereby allowing submissions to pass more quickly through the regulatory process saving clients time and money.
Reports submitted under the NQMS scheme are allocated a unique number which relates to the project and the SQP and are quality stamped with the NQMS logo.
The initiative is supported in principle by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and a positive response has also been received from individual devolved administrations.
Helen Smith of LEAP was one of the first contaminated land practitioners to be awarded SQP status and as such LEAP is able to submit any of its technical reports under the NQMS scheme. LEAP reports already fullfill the quality requirements of the scheme and as such the additional cost to the client is limited to the administrator fee levied by Cl:aire.
If you would like to hear more about the scheme and how LEAP can use it help your business then why not let us come to you for a lunch time or evening CPD session. These are provided free of charge.
LEAP frequently speak at industry conferences and training courses across the country. We also provide continuing professional development (CPD) training for clients and regulators from short lunch and learn sessions to more formal breakfast briefings and full day seminars.
We are currently providing CPD sessions on the following key topics but can modify our offering to suit your company’s individual needs:
- Definition of Waste Industry Code of Practice (DoWCoP) and Materials Management Plans (MMP)
- National Quality Mark Scheme (NQMS)
- CARSOIL and asbestos risk assessment