Phase 1: Desk Study
Also known as a Preliminary Risk Assessment, Phase 1: Desk Study is where our assessment of your site begins. As part of the Desk Study, we will visit your site and undertake a detailed site walkover survey, studying potential hazards in detail. We’ll look at the history of your site, any previous reports or assessments conducted on-site and identify any immediate issues. This initial desktop study report will outline how we will conduct the rest of our Site Investigation, uncovering any potential risks that need further consideration. The Desk Study will also consider potential risks from shallow mining activities as well as the presence of potentially poor and hazardous ground conditions beneath your site.
Phase 1 is a crucial part of the Site Investigation that, when carried out appropriately, will dramatically reduce the clients time in the planning and construction stages. Highlighting risks at the early stage of an investigation is a cost-effective solution that will benefit your entire project. Our engineering geologists, geotechnical engineers and contaminated land specialists will familiarise themselves with your site and provide their expert opinion on how to proceed to the next phase.