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SoBRA/REMSOC Early Careers Risk Assessment Workshop (2019)

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Manchester University

Williamson Building

176 Oxford Rd

Manchester

M13 9QQ

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Important Note: This is a re-run of the Early Years Event held last year (June 2018) in London.

As consultants we are tasked with understanding and communicating risk. We rely heavily upon models in supporting our decision making. These models most often are a simplification of the real world and consequently contain a degree of varying uncertainty. Awareness to the key drivers within a model that controls their output can helps us focus our effort during a site investigation, reduce uncertainty and better understand a risk. The day aims to introduce common risk assessment tools and those parameters key to driving model projections, enabling focused field investigations.

This is a NEW event supported and promoted by The Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment. The Geological Society Contaminated Land Group and RemSoc. Its inception has arisen from the request of SoBRA members to promote early careers learning, awareness and networking opportunities.

This workshop will provide early career professionals with the tools to be a better brownfield risk assessor. Talks and workshops presented by experts in each field will:

  • Provide an overview of key risk assessment frameworks (human health from soil, asbestos, gas and vapours and controlled waters);

  • Develop understanding of the key factors that commonly drive our model projections;

  • Explore how such model uncertainty may be reduced by good field practices, good site conceptualisation, and selection of appropriate criteria;

  • Introduce potential chartership and accreditation schemes; and finally

  • Provide attendees with an opportunity to network with their peers and attain confidence in a workshop environment.

After the event a document will be produced summarising the outcomes of the workshops and highlighting key learning points and sharing common mistakes. This will be a useful resource to assist early career professionals in their risk assessments.

Draft Programme

9:30 Registration

9:45 Chair’s Introduction and the risk assessment framework - Hannah White, National Grid

9:55 Demystifying Human Health Risk Assessment - Simon Firth, Firth Consultants

Generic Assessment criteria, S4UL and C4SL - what are they?

  • The key model assumptions and easy changes that may be made to a model
  • The common on mistakes eg better %SOM, incorrect CSM, bioavailability – What can you do?

10:15 Reducing Uncertainty in Controlled Waters Risk Assessment - Alex Lee, WSP

  • The tools;
  • The assessment limits – key observations on their misuse:
  • M-Bat and the derivation of Site specific EQS
  • The parameters that drive our Risk assessment models and that should be our focus
  • What can we do to reduce uncertainty and increase confidence in your risk projection

10:35 Getting the most from your Ground Gas Risk Assessment - Sarah Mortimer, EPG

  • The guidance
  • Data sufficiency and other common mistakes
  • Examples and limitations
  • What can we do to reduce uncertainty and increase confidence in your risk projection

10:55 Q&A

11:05 Break

11:20 Developing your Vapour Risk Assessment – John Andrews, RSK

  • The guidance
  • Data sufficiency and other common mistakes
  • Examples and limitations
  • What can we do to reduce uncertainty and increase confidence in risk assessment

11:40 Meeting the Challenge of Asbestos Risk Management – Steve Edgar, Vertase F.L.I.

  • Identification of asbestos on site (touch on H&S, legal)
  • The guidance for risk assessment
  • Data sufficiency and other common mistakes (the CSM)
  • Examples and limitations
  • What can we do to reduce uncertainty and increase confidence in your risk projection

12:00 Risk assessment and remediation – TBC

  • The Remsoc framework

12:20 Q&A

12:30 Why become accredited – Rachel Dewhurst (Stantec)

An overview of the accreditation scheme

  • An overview of the SoBRA accreditation scheme
  • A discussion on why and advice on submissions

12.45 Lunch

13:30 Workshops

Delegates will be divided into groups to undertake workshops.

Each group will have a facilitator.

Group 1: Risk register awareness session

Group 2: Choosing the right GAC (SoBRA)

Group 3: Improving risk assessment from field to desk

15:15 Refreshment break

15:35 Workshop Groups report to meeting

16:30 Round up of the day and meeting close - Chair


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Williamson Building

176 Oxford Rd

Manchester

M13 9QQ

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