Peter J Ramsay & Associates routinely perform both qualitative and quantitative risk assessments for a range of environmental applications including:
Assessment of the risk to human health associated with direct exposure to contaminants and indirect exposure such as vapour inhalation or exposure to fugitive emissions;
Ecological risk assessment using both qualitative and quantitative approaches; and
Qualitative risk assessment to identify key environmental issues and prioritise actions.
Our in-house specialists have extensive experience with a range of contaminants that are encountered in soil, water and air including heavy metals, polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons, petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbons, pesticides, odour and particulates, fluoride, cyanides, asbestos, phenols, nitrates, sulfates and respirable silica. In addition, we have a comprehensive understanding of the chemical properties and toxicological characteristics of numerous contaminants, and therefore can ensure that risk assessments accurately represents the actual potential risks at the site, resulting in more realistic outcomes.
We have successfully utilised risk assessment approaches to minimise remediation costs, identify the key drivers of risk for focussed management and remediation, optimise plant and remedial design, and to allow our clients to ensure that expenditure is directed to the issues that present the greatest risk to the environment and their business.