We are the UK trade association for those who drill holes in the ground, manufacture/supply drilling rigs & equipment, or supply services to the geotechnical and ground investigation industry. Our members cover: ground investigation; mineral exploration; water-well activities; ground consolidation; quarry drilling; geothermal drilling; directional drilling; ground anchors; piling; laboratory testing; training; specialist insurance services; geotechnical consultancy; drilling rig & equipment supply. We do not however include drilling for oil and gas.
Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland
The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland, often referred to as REHIS, is an independent, self-financing registered Scottish charity whose main objectives are for the benefit of the community to promote the advancement of Environmental Health by:
stimulating general interest in and disseminating knowledge concerning Environmental Health;
promoting education and training in matters relating to Environmental Health;
maintaining, by examination or otherwise, high standards of professional practice and conduct on the part of Environmental Health Officers in Scotland.
UKELA was established as a registered charity in 1988 and is the UK forum which aims to make better law for the environment and to improve understanding and awareness of environmental law. Our charitable objects include promoting, for the benefit of the public generally, the enhancement and conservation of the environment in the UK and advancing the education of the public in all matters relating to the development, teaching, application and practice of law relating to the environment.
We encourage collaboration between those interested in environmental law, as well as advising and commenting on relevant issues. Most of our funding comes from membership subscriptions, sponsorship and events income. This means that UKELA is both a strongly independent voice and broadly representative of the sector. As a charity UKELA must provide a public benefit from the money it receives. One of our main aims is to make better law for the environment. We do this by influencing and commenting on the law as it is formulated. See more on our Events and in our Reading Room.
Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC)
The SiLC Register scheme was launched by the Urban Task Force in 1999, to recognise the skills of those working in the broader land condition sector. A registered SiLC is a senior practitioner who has a broad awareness, knowledge and understanding of land condition issues, providing impartial and professional advice in their field of expertise. Entry to SiLC is gained through examination, which is held bi-annually.
The SiLC Register brings together professionals from a broad range of backgrounds who advise on land condition matters, and is run and administered by a Professional and Technical Panel (PTP) which comprises representatives from the supporting professional bodies. The PTP develops and implements the registration process and is the ruling committee for individual registrations. SiLC is administered by Forum Court Associates.
The Institution of Environmental Sciences
The Institution of Environmental Sciences is a professional body representing the full spectrum of environmental disciplines – from fields as diverse as air quality, land condition, marine science and education – wherever you find environmental work underpinned by science.
Scottish Contaminated Land Forum
The SCLF encourages and promotes the effective and sustainable reuse of brownfield land, particularly land affected by contamination. We seek to positively contribute to future economic growth and improved quality of life for people and communities in Scotland whilst protecting and enhancing the environment. We are a membership organisation established to bring together brownfield professionals and interested parties to promote and develop best practice principles and procedures in the industry in Scotland. Our members are drawn from the public and private sector including regulators, consultants, land owners, contractors, and service providers as well as academia. We run regular webinars, face to face meetings and an annual conference to facilitate and widen access to the dissemination of knowledge in the land contamination sector which will benefit members and the wider public.
The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS)
The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) is a not-for-profit trade association established to improve the profile and quality of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. The membership comprises UK organisations and individuals having a common interest in the business of site investigation, geotechnics, geoenvironmental engineering, engineering geology, geochemistry, hydrogeology, and other related disciplines.