BKW Environmental Ltd is a family run, independent business, which specialises in Asbestos Management, Fire Risk Safety, Environmental Health & Safety and Food Safety Management.
What we Do
BKW Environmental Phase 1 Land Contamination Desk Study
BKW Environmental Phase 1 Land Contamination Desk Study Assessments comprise the collation of desk-based data together with information gained from a site walkover survey. This provides an initial overview of the nature and extent of Geotechnical or contamination hazards that may exist on a property.
The desk study typically includes a review of historical maps and aerial photographs, consideration of the geological and hydrogeological setting of the site from published sources, contact with regulatory authorities and retrieval of information from database resources. These are critical in revealing potential ground hazards such as potentially contaminating land uses (current and historic), pollution incidents, mining hazards, naturally occurring radon gas, etc.
They also help to understand the wider environmental setting of the site so that potential receptors to land contamination, such as groundwater and surface water resources, can be identified. The Desk Study provides information on the potential liabilities a site poses, from a qualitative viewpoint.
Land Contamination Desk Study Assessment and Site Investigation Report
BKW Environmental provide Phase 1 Land Contamination Desk Studies for 4 main reasons:
- To meet planning conditions issued by the local authorities contaminated land officer.
- As a due diligence precautionary measure prior to purchase of either residential or commercial land or property.
- To support the Permitted Development Rights – Prior Notification Application.
- To meet the request of a lender before funds are released.
The Site Walkover allows the site and its surroundings to be inspected. It includes an assessment for potential indicators of contamination, such as distressed vegetation, discoloured soils, polluted water, and waste materials (including asbestos if present). Potential ground problems can thus be identified during the walkover.
Environmental Compliance Audits
Our environmental audits give you peace of mind to understand the risks within your sites and a strategic plan to remediate. The risk has to be reduced to a point where it can be deemed to be ‘As Low as Reasonably Practicable’.
We have extensive experience in developing and performing Environmental Health & Safety Audits, on a broad range of business processes, management systems, and projects, focusing on technical, operational, and organisational aspects, and the interaction between them.
We provide quick, cost-effective Phase 1 Desktop Study and Site Investigation services. Our phase 1 reports are designed to meet the needs of planning conditions and can provide an assessment of risks prior to property and land purchase.
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