Environmental Earth Sciences was appointed to undertake an environmental investigation at a public school and to provide advice for the management on the audit and approval process for the client in preparation for site development.
Fill material had been found onsite consisting of asbestos and other contaminants. Environmental Earth Sciences carried out a detailed investigation of the site and developed a remedial action plan (RAP) and remedial works specification (RWS) for use during remedial works.
The RAP outlined the remedial methodology, including safe ways of handling asbestos and the controlled excavation of asbestos impacted material. Specific details on the methodology were then outlined in the RWS. Air monitoring was undertaken by Environmental Earth Sciences to determine any potential asbestos exposure during remedial works.
The client was required to obtain a site audit statement for the site in accordance with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) requirements as well as a development application for for redevelopment of the site. Environmental Earth Sciences was responsible for providing advice and preparing reports to meet stakeholder requirements. Additionally, an environmental management plan was developed for use during further site works.
Environmental Earth Sciences’ initial site investigation, RAP, RWS and final validation allowed for the successful management of asbestos impacted material. The techniques employed in the RAP resulted in cost savings for the client as the need for removal of contaminated material offsite was reduced.
Environmental Earth Sciences effectively communicated with the client, EPA and the Auditor to achieve sign off, resulting in the project being delivered on time and in accordance with site redevelopment requirements.