BS 8576:2013 Guidance on investigations for ground gas. Permanent gases and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

BS 8576:2013

Guidance on investigations for ground gas. Permanent gases and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : April 2013



What is this standard about?

BS 8576 provides guidance on the monitoring and sampling of ground gases including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and permanent gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and oxygen. 

It is intended to be used in conjunction with BS 10175 Investigation of potentially contaminated sites - Code of Practice.

Who is this standard for?

  • Local authorities
  • Building regulators, house builders
  • Site engineers/investigators
  • Contaminated land officers and pollution specialists
  • Waste and environmental/health and safety specialists
  • Energy/gas industry

Why should you use this standard?

BS 8576 provides guidance related to site investigations, specifically covering the monitoring and sampling of various gases. Use of the standard should help reduce the potential risks to people, buildings and the environment from contaminated land and brownfield sites where toxic gases exist.

On redevelopment sites emissions now have to be monitored properly to ensure they meet UK safety regulations. Inadequate investigation for ground gas can result in refusal of planning permission or delays. This standard, used in conjunction with BS 10175, provides guidance to ensure the very latest UK requirements are met.

Standard NumberBS 8576:2013
TitleGuidance on investigations for ground gas. Permanent gases and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date30 April 2013
Confirm Date01 May 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 10175, BS 5930, BS EN ISO 14688-2, BS ISO 11074, BS ISO 10381-3, BS EN ISO 14689-1, BS EN ISO 14688-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)94/9/EC, The Building Act 1984, The Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations 2009, BS ISO 18589, Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004, BS EN 1232, BS ISO 11665-7, BS EN ISO 16017-1, BS 3882:2007, Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999, BS EN ISO/IEC 17025, BS EN ISO 16017-2, Building Regulations 2010, Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000, The Environmental Protection Act 1990, BS 22475-2, The Building Act 1984 and Building Regulations 2010, BS 8485, 99/92/EC, Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act, 1974
Draft Superseded By12/30248026 DC
DescriptorsPlanning, Hydrology, Test specimens, Soil testing, Sampling methods, Geology, Sampling equipment, Soil surveys, Defects, Samples, Geophysical measurement, Excavations, Safety measures, Gases, Soils, Ground water, Industrial, Mechanical testing, Reports, Log sheets, Aerial photography, Design, Selection, Soil-testing equipment, Rocks, Laboratory testing, Field testing, Quarries, Extraction (minerals), Construction operations, Quality assurance, Ecology, Site investigations, Land pollution, Soil drilling, Density measurement, Physical testing, Soil sampling, Geological analysis, Land, Surveys, Symbols, Classification systems, Occupational safety, Mining, Personnel
ISBN978 0 580 75667 2
File Size1.339 MB

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