Loss Prevention Guidance: What You Don’t Realise You Need To Know (2022 Updates)

This webinar took place on 22nd Feb 2023 11:00
Duration: 1hr 15mins

Loss Prevention Guidance: What You Don’t Realise You Need To Know (2022 Updates) was a virtual event which took place on Wednesday 22nd February at 11am.

The AGS Loss Prevention Working Group has produced a plethora of guidance over many years, which used to be included in a document called the ‘toolkit’. This has since moved on to an online resource of Loss Prevention Guidance, published on the AGS website.

However, some of the guidance refers to legal cases and legislation which have the potential to become outdated or have been updated respectively. The LPWG therefore commissioned a legal review of this guidance in 2022 to check it is up to date. This review has been carried out by Dominic Ruck-Keen of 1 Crown Office Row.

This free webinar, Chaired by Jo Strange, looked at some of the key loss prevention guidance, which is recommended reading for all geo-professionals and anyone making commercial decisions, and reiterated some key learning points, identifying where significant updates have been made and the implications of those.


Jo Strange, MEng, CEng, CEnv, FICE, FWES, MIEnvSci, SiLC, ICE Health and Safety Register (Advanced)
Technical Director at CGL

Jo is a chartered civil engineer and environmentalist with over thirty years of experience in civil and environmental engineering. She is involved in the planning, management, design, specification, implementation and interpretation of site investigations/ assessments and remediation for a wide variety of ‘brown field’ projects, including risk assessment and negotiating with and for Regulators and managing the commercial elements of projects.  She has wide experience of solving problems associated with development on/near landfills and dealing with waste issues, and is a registered QP with CL:AIRE and has acted as an Expert Witness.

Hugh Mallett
Technical Director at Buro Happold

Hugh Mallett is a Chartered Geologist and registered SiLC with 45 years professional experience including 30 years on contaminated land and Brownfield redevelopment. Hugh is a Technical Director at Buro Happold with a long involvement in the AGS having chaired the Contaminated Land and Loss Prevention Group and the Executive.

Dr Russell Jones, BEng MSc MA PhD LLB CEng FICE FCIArb FGS
Commercial Director at WSP UK

Dr Jones is a Commercial Director with WSP UK Limited with responsibility for the company’s Earth & Environment and Planning disciplines. He joined WSP in January 2022 as part of its acquisition of Golder Associates, having spent the previous 29 years with Golder, latterly as a Senior Partner and statutory Director of the UK and Ireland companies.  Dr Jones is a chartered civil engineer, geotechnical specialist and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Geological Society of London.

Neil Parry
Director at Geotechnical Engineering

Neil is a Director at Geotechnical Engineering Limited, past Chair of Ground Forum, past Chair of the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) and former leader of the AGS Contaminated Land Working Group.

He is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 35 years of experience, as a structural, geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineer working for both consultants and contractors in the UK and overseas.  He is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and registered Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC).

Antonio Rotolo
Regional Counsel, AECOM Europe

Antonio is senior counsel for AECOM’s Environment, Water & Energy business for the region of Europe. He has over 20 years’ experience as a public procurement and construction law solicitor in both the public and private sectors within the United Kingdom and abroad. He has an engineering degree and is fluent in Portuguese, Italian and Spanish.