BSi have published an updated British Standard for topsoil.
BS 3882:2015 sets out requirements for topsoil composition, with information on sampling, analysis, and guidance about handling and site preparation.
- A safer and cheaper new test for organic matter in soil;
- Revised test parameters to reflect increased use of composted waste;
The updated standard will be useful for anyone involved in landscaping, including gardeners, builders, developers, engineers, architects, utilities, local authorities and environmental consultancies.
It is also interesting to note that the BSi are considering the idea of a labour standard to help organizations manage risks associated with key labour issues and ethical trading. The preliminary meeting took place last month, and we are keen to see where this is taken.