Geotechnical and
Environmental Services

Specialists in the investigation, assessment and reclamation
of development land.


Demonstration that the remediation strategy has been implemented and the site is suitable for use

Throughout the remediation, the supervising Geo-Environmental Consultant collects data to provide lines of evidence required to prove the objectives have been achieved.  This data is collated in a verification report that includes a description of all the remedial works undertaken, any variation from the remediation strategy, details of any residual contamination and any further works required during the future management or construction activities at the site.  The report text is supported by appendices containing factual information such as drawings, laboratory test results, details of any waste disposal, diary notes and photographs.  The verification report concludes with a clear statement of the suitably of the site for the intended use in respect of contamination issues.

Many Clients ask for ‘sign off’ of the site, however this is an over simplification of the process and something that regulators will not do.  The verification report prepared by the Geo-Environmental Consultant is their demonstration that the site has been remediated to a standard suitable for the intended use.  The environmental department of the local authority, in respect of risk to human health, and the Environment Agency, in relation to water resources, may comment upon and/or accept the report, but ultimately the responsibility for the safe development of a site rests with the developer.  The verification report may be the final aspect of work required to discharge any contamination condition of a planning permission for the development.

As well as the technical verification report, BRD often prepare a simple single page summary in plain language explaining what caused the contamination and what has been done about it in order to promote understanding by all interested parties.