By identifying the potential risks to the environment on your site, you’re able to mitigate those risks and reduce or prevent being liable from fines. Things that can cause environmental damage include leaking tanks, contaminated land, or soil, corroded tanks, damage to piping systems, separators and ancillary hardware.
If you manage sites and are unaware of the risks on them, you need an environmental risk assessment
What can go wrong on your site?
Worried about leaks or hazards on your site?
Our environmental consultants will be able to identify any leaks or hazards on your site. If you have tanks, drainage, bunds, separators or ancillary hardware, getting an environmental risk assessment could save you thousands of pounds in fines due to damage to the environment.
Do you store and transport hazardous substances?
If you store hazardous substances on your site and there becomes a leak, it could prove dangerous to the environment, meaning you’ll be faced with heavy fines. Our team of environmental consultants will be able to identify potential leaks and hazards.
Why you need an environmental risk assessment
The law requires anyone who owns or operates on land to understand and act upon the environmental risks associated with it. An Adler and Allan environmental risk audit uncovers these risks and recommends actions that can be taken to help you and your business reduce negative impacts on the environment. Additionally, it can help you to reduce business interruption, legal action and heavy and increasing fines from regulators, while maintaining your reputation.
What's involved in an environmental risk assessment?
The initial phase of an environmental audit is desk research undertaken by skilled consultants who scrutinise maps, plans, historical and environmental data to get an understanding of the site. Armed with that knowledge a consultant will then visit your site for a ‘site walk’ to confirm everything they found in the initial research and identify anything that they weren’t expecting.
From this a detailed, bespoke environmental audit report will be produced which can be used in a number of ways from deciding whether to purchase a site, to any contamination action required and any planned preventative maintenance.
What information will be included in the environmental risk assessment?
You will receive an initial assessment of the condition of your critical assets such as drainage, tanks, bunds and separators. We will assess factors such as groundwater, rivers or residents that could be affected by your operations giving you a detailed risk matrix considering the scale of sensitivity, contamination potential and probable impact levels. This will help you make the best decision on where to prioritise remediation works.
What happens if high risks and issues are identified?
If potential issues are identified at your site then Adler and Allan offers a wide range of services aimed at resolving infrastructure issues (tanks, containment, separators, etc) and reducing your environmental risks. If anything needs further assessment our specialist consultants and engineers are available to support.
What you get:
A full and detailed report including desk research, on-site audit and flood assessment
A fully trained and impartial consultant on-site
A presentation of the findings
A full and comprehensive set of recommendations and remediation actions
Access to our specialist products, engineers and consultants
For multiple site operators, the results can be included within a bespoke risk model to allow a comparison of risk across your portfolio
Why an environmental risk assessment matters
All operators of sites used to store bulk hazardous materials have to use what is often referred to as best available techniques to prevent or minimise the impact of pollution. The risk has to be reduced to a point where it can be deemed to be ‘As Low as Reasonably Practicable’ (ALARP). This means that pollution prevention measures in place have to be proportionate based on the potential for contamination to occur and the site’s environmental risk.
However, how well do you actually know your site and potential impacts? Do you know that less obvious things such as hot water, sediment and milk can also be hazardous? Do you know what sensitive features could be affected? Do you fully understand all the pathways through which contaminants could migrate and impact upon these receptors?
You might know the obvious, for example those you can see like a river next door, but you may not be aware of groundwater, rivers farther afield or ecology etc.
Our environmental risk audit will help you understand these risks and, combined with our wider products and services, help you reduce them.
Why choose us?
Our knowledge, expertise and experience enables you to fully understand all pollution sources, pathways and receptors so that you are clear about the associated risks at your site/s. This allows you to understand what is necessary to reduce the risks identified. Without this assessment it is unlikely you would be able to demonstrate that you have understood your potential environmental impacts. Importantly, the assessment allows you to target resources to sites or areas where you will achieve maximum benefit.
See what some of our customers say
“The service Adler and Allan provide is brilliant. We asked for an environmental audit because we were in the process of purchasing some land. The audit brought to light some issues which we had never thought about, which meant we could further negotiate with the sellers”.
“Having Adler and Allan on hand as a partner is a great asset to have for us. We’re able to lean on their expertise when it comes those things relating to environmental issues. As we’re focussed on being an environmentally friendly business, it’s important we get it right”.
“Having Adler and Allan undertake an audit for us is one of the best decisions we’ve made as a businesses. The audit showed one of our tanks being close to a pipe which leads to a local reservoir, had we not checked, we would have unknowingly had a huge environmental risk on our hands”.