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RSK Group plc

http://www.rsk.co.uk

RSK is a fully integrated, environmental, health, safety and engineering services company employing over 1000 staff across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. We offer a broad range of social, environmental, health and safety, geoscience and site investigation services.Our comprehensive, solutions-led consultancy services help organisations around the world with the most demanding of projects.

Featured services

Aerial surveys

RSK undertakes aerial surveys using aeroplanes, helicopters and UAV. We use specialist software (VISIVI) to deliver high-resolution aerial photography (overlapping, oblique, forwards and backwards facing) via a cloud-based delivery. This enables multiple users to simultaneously access and view the same image. The photography delivers time and cost savings by reducing field survey visits to an absolute minimum. The photography can be used in conjunction with GIS to support large scale linear, difficult to access or remote locations.

Air management

RSK can help clients with air quality consultancy and allied internal air quality, industrial emissions and ambient quality monitoring and testing services. The data is used for planning and development control and in relation to occupational and environmental health studies. We can undertake boundary dust monitoring, ambient air quality monitoring including passive diffusion tube monitoring and active real time automatic monitoring for a variety of air pollutants. RSK provides control advice for air quality both inside (occupational) and outside.

Archaeology

RSK's archaeology team specialises in making your compliance with heritage sector regulations and best practice standards compatible with project time constraints and budgets. Our services encompass entire project lifespans, from historical and documentary research at the site acquisition, preplanning or pre environmental impact assessment stages, through to project managing fieldwork and post excavation analysis. Our staff are members of the Institute for Field Archaeologists.

Asbestos management/analysis

RSK's asbestos department is UKAS accredited for both its testing and inspection services. This means that we are fully compliant with ISO 17025 and 17020 and undergo stringent quality testing. we provide support to clients on surveys and asbestos management as well as remediation of asbestos in soil. RSK can provide air monitoring, watching briefs and training for remediation projects.

Brownfield regeneration/remediation

RSK offers efficient and cost-effective cradle to grave brownfield redevelopment services. Our specialist teams are highly experienced at bringing brownfield sites back to productive, profitable use. We can undertake risk assessment and options appraisal to identify the most effective clean up possibilities to support discussions with the planners and regulators. RSK offers the widest range of remediation techniques from simple bioremediation though air and bio-sparging to more sophisticated techniques such as chemical oxidation and dual phase extraction.

Contaminated land

RSK provides an innovative, efficient and cost-effective 'cradle to grave' contaminated land redevelopment service. Tailored to individual site conditions, we focus on devising innovative, integrated solutions within integrated brownfield engineering and project management frameworks. RSK operates its own drilling fleet, remediation contracting arm and range of auxiliary environmental support services (including everything from flood risk assessment to CDM co-ordination). We have the expertise to bring any contaminated site back into productive, profitable use.

Due diligence/auditing

RSK’s due-diligence capability covers not only traditional issues such as environmental, health and safety compliance, contaminated land and asbestos, but also emerging issues including carbon management, corporate responsibility, reputational risk and product compliance.By understanding its client’s objectives, RSK not only identifies and accounts for environmental liabilities but also adds value to the process.

Ecology/land management

Human activities are increasingly influenced by regulations that cover the protection of living organisms and their natural environment. Balancing the need to protect species and ecosystems while creating healthy and sustainable human communities can be challenging.RSK has undertaken numerous high-profile projects in support of pipeline developments, transport infrastructure, wind farm construction and single- and mixed-use developments worldwide. Our professional ecologists can help with the interpretation of all ecological legislation and offer a comprehensive range of services.

Energy/climate change

RSK is a leading carbon management consultancy offering integrated solutions to help organisations transform the risks posed by climate change into benefits such as lower expenditure and brand enhancement. From legislative advice and corporate reporting to renewable energy systems selection and emissions trading advice, we can help you become more efficient. www.rsk.co.uk

Environmental management systems (EMS)

RSK has significant experience across a broad range of industry and professional services sectors with regards to EMS development/implementation (ISO14001/EMAS/BS8555). RSK can assist with continual improvement processes, resource efficiency and legislative compliance. EHS legislation is constantly developing and changing, penalties for noncompliance range from civil sanctions, fines and criminal charges to enforcement action and reputational damage resulting from bad publicity. RSK’s EMS specialists/auditors combine in-depth knowledge and expertise to help you stay one step ahead of the game.

Expert evidence/witness

RSK senior technical staff have the ability to understand and explain the complex technical issues that lie behind legal disputes. Courts and planning officials seek assistance from our expert witnesses so they can grasp the complexity of environmental issues, while those who are involved in the dispute may require our expert advisors to help develop their case. RSK's team of technical specialists have supported legal considerations for local, site specific and complex national and international cases.

Impact assessment (EIA/SEA)

RSK’s EIA services are accredited under the IEMA Quality Mark scheme. RSK has completed EIA's for NSIP developments & can support clients through the DCO process. RSK has an extensive project portfolio of successful planning consents on infrastructure projects in the conventional & renewables energy sector. RSK's staff have skills to undertake feasibility studies, surveys, EIA, produce environmental statements, submit planning applications & provide expert witnesses for public inquiry & PINS hearings. RSK can obtain planning consents & provide environmental managers during construction

Noise/vibration

RSK can undertake most aspects of noise and vibration impact assessment in house, including noise and vibration surveys of existing situations, predictive consultancy, assessing sensitive development and designing mitigation measures. Our consultancy includes external noise monitoring and modelling for rail and road projects as well as sound insulation tests, building acoustic consultancy and industrial noise assessments and control. RSK can undertake noise and vibration monitoring for construction, exploration drilling (including hydraulic fracturing) and demolition works.

Stakeholder relations/partnerships

RSK offers a comprehensive, integrated stakeholder engagement service that can cover all stages of the project, from conception and planning the statement of community consultation through to post operation. We can undertake stakeholder identification and matrix, development of engagement activities appropriate to the audience. RSK undertakes technical editing and preparation of a range of communication materials including websites, apps, exhibition stands, info-graphics, leaflets and video production. RSK can also track and monitor stakeholder databases.

Transport

RSK’s wide-ranging expertise in transport is underlined by its participation in major airport, rail and road projects including A9 dualling, Crossrail, East-West Rail, Gatwick Airport, GWR Electrification, HS2 Phases 1 and 2 and Mersey Gateway, where we are providing a range of sustainability appraisal and multidisciplinary environmental planning, assessment, design and management services together with stakeholder communications. RSK also undertakes aerial and land surveys, site investigation, remediation, structural investigation and materials testing for infrastructure projects.

Active services

Services/specialisms by percentage of recent turnover
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Aerial surveys1
Air management1
Asbestos management/analysis1
Brownfield regeneration/remediation16
Buildings1
Contaminated land1
Due diligence/auditing2
Ecology/land management8
Energy/climate change8
Environmental law/compliance3
Environmental management systems (EMS)7
Environmental testing/analysis3
Environmental/sustainability strategy2
Expert evidence/witness1
Health & safety8
Impact assessment (EIA/SEA)14
Industrial processes/hazards5
Noise/vibration4
Products/supply chain stewardship1
Spatial planning2