RSK Group plc
RSK Group is one of the world's leading providers of solutions to
environmental, health & safety and engineering challenges around
RSK Group plc is an independent, multidisciplinary
consulting and technical services company, providing specialist
support services in the areas of environmental planning and compliance,
land assessment, remediation and health and safety management.
RSK employs over 500 technical staff in 17 offices
worldwide - offering the best international experience with a local
response to clients' health, safety and environmental requirements.
The company's strategic partnerships and close working relationships
with local companies, institutions, national governments and environmental
agencies enable it to complete projects quickly, achieve cost savings
with minimal regulatory delays and build in-country goodwill.
||RSK Group plc strives to build enduring client
relationships, while providing an exceptional and professional
service. This is achieved by hiring, retaining and rewarding
its staff, promoting a healthy learning culture and engendering
a safe and positive working environment.
The company operates an open and relaxed management ethos that
nurtures continuous improvement and innovation.
Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps the operation
of a sustainable and profitable business, while providing new and
exciting career opportunities.
RSK's business principles can be summarised by -
||Hiring, retaining and rewarding talented and dedicated
||Building enduring client relationships
||Encouraging continuous improvement and innovation
||Promoting a learning culture and a safe, positive
||Making strategic investments for sustainable growth
||Committing to strong, predictable financial performance
||Maintaining unwavering commitment to health and
safety - and
||Preserving, protecting and enhancing natural and
RSK Group plc has achieved certification to the ISO 9001,
ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards for Quality, Environmental
and Health & Safety, respectively.
RSK provides independent environmental consultancy and
technical services in the areas of environmental, health & safety
and sustainability management to industrial, financial and public-sector
Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)
The growing public interest in environmental, social and sustainability
issues is driving regulatory scrutiny of all current development
activity. Developers are now aware that both real and perceived
environmental impact can constrain development. The Environmental
Impact Assessments and Consultation process, therefore, is critical
to the success of a development project.
Undertaking an environmental and/or socio-economic impact assessment
helps to inform decision making and enables decisions on land-use
change to be taken with full knowledge of the likely environmental
and socio-economic consequences. By integrating stakeholder engagement,
RSK can also ensure that the project - not only complies with legal
requirements of statutory authorities, but also obtains the support
of non-statutory stakeholders and communities, avoiding project
delays or even blocks to being granted planning permission or permits
Contaminated land & brownfield redevelopment
RSK has extensive expertise in the provision of site assessment,
remedial design, development engineering and remediation programme
management services. Together with RSK's in-house organics laboratory
and mechanical plant division, the company is able to cover the
full range of environmental assessment scenarios.
Local personnel can draw upon additional support and specialist
expertise from the resources of RSK's European office network
- as well as the company's US centres of excellence.
This is of particular relevance where experience of individual
remedial technologies is required. The company's networking
ability ensures that it can deliver state-of-the-art technology
and expertise, locally.
From Site assessment and Quantitative Risk assessment to Turnkey
Remediation solutions, RSK can assist clients at any stage of site
redevelopment. The RSK team provides and integrates the following
- Community relations and stakeholder negotiation
- Contaminant fate and transport analysis
- Quantitative human health, environmental and ecological risk
- Remedial design and HAZOP analysis
- Site investigation and characterisation
- Specialist remediation contracting
- System operation, maintenance support and data management.
RSK aims to provide its clients with a comprehensive service designed
to provide cost effective and optimised engineering solutions -
spanning the investigation, remedial design and remediation contracting
process. The services are designed to add value by ensuring the
solutions are specifically tailored to site conditions and the remedial
design achieves the target in as cost-effective a manner as possible.
Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
Environmental Management Systems (EMS) can provide a structured
way to manage and improve an organisation's environmental performance.
The systems are generally built around the identification of activities,
products and services - linking these to associated impacts and
legislative requirements. From this process, an organisation can
then plan how it intends to achieve compliance with legislation,
with other requirements (such as industry codes of practice) and
how it can improve performance - ensuring best practice is incorporated
into daily business conduct and corporate goals.
Certification by a third party to these standards, provides assurance
to stakeholders (investors, shareholders, statutory authorities and
planners) that an organisation is operating to industry best-practice
- minimising potential liabilities, securing legal compliance and
protecting reputation value.
A well-designed and operated system will ensure that an organisation
does not simply comply with legislation, but also goes beyond
this and becomes forward thinking.
The benefits realised by any organisation implementing such
a system range from environmental benefits - such as minimising
pollution - through to real financial savings - such as material
wastage reductions, which must be interlinked to ensure that
all parties can see how the system can lead to sustainability.
Environmental Management Systems can be developed to meet
international standards - such as ISO 14001 and EMAS (Eco
Management and Audit Scheme).
The development, implementation and eventual certification to an
internationally recognised management system standard is, increasingly,
becoming a prerequisite to do business in many cases. Companies
may find that they may not be able to apply - or be considered for
- tenders/contracts without such certification, as it is often used
as a 'quick-fix' measure of assurance of the environmental
credentials of an organisation.
Whether the issue is pressure from within the supply chain or concern
regarding regulatory compliance, RSK Group plc can deliver effective
and practical solutions.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) services
Sustainability is no longer the sole remit of NGO campaigners. It
is on the agenda of national and international policy makers, planners
and investors and is cascading down supply chains - presenting risks
and opportunities in all sectors. Businesses need to understand
and respond to these stakeholder expectations at all levels of their
operations - both at corporate level and at the coalface.
The RSK approach is to translate corporate social
responsibility (CSR) ideals into practical solutions, in order to
enable clients to manage commercial projects more efficiently and
to improve overall performance. RSK can offer CSR services at both
corporate and project level.
Assessing new developments for their environmental - and, increasingly,
social - impact is a major part of RSK's work. The company's individual
consultancy services are offered in combinations that produce comprehensive
environmental and social impact statements. RSK Group plc frequently
works alongside engineers and provides input to feasibility studies
- as well as to the front-end and detailed design stages of developments,
both large and small.
Typical projects include oil and gas fields,
pipelines, hospitals, business parks, housing developments
and roads. RSK's project managers are experts in their fields,
with many years of relevant experience - they manage the whole
impact assessment process.
The company works with clients to define the
scope of the impact assessment, manage a team of specialists
who provide input to design, liaise with stakeholders and
produce the environmental statement.
On occasion, RSK staff members are seconded into a
client's organisation to manage the impact assessment. Should a
proposed project be subject to public inquiry, RSK specialists work
with the legal team and act as expert witnesses in preparing and
presenting evidence. The company then goes on to help its clients
obtain whatever further consents and approvals may be needed.
Finally, at the construction stage, RSK supplies environmental
and archaeological officers to work as part of the construction
team. They are present to oversee the work and to help clients and
contractors attain the highest practicable standards.
Health and safety services
RSK Group plc are established Health & Safety consultants, offering
professional services in Health, Safety and risk management.
The company's aim is to improve clients' operational
performance through the management of risk in the key areas of -
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Construction Health and Safety
- Health and Safety Training and Facilitation
- Railway Safety - and
Archaeology & Heritage management
Consideration of archaeological and heritage issues - including
ancient monuments, World Heritage Sites, listed buildings and conservation
areas - is now universally acknowledged as an integral part of the
development and construction process.
The significance of protecting built and cultural heritage
has been recognised worldwide through the introduction of
legislation, guidance and codes of practice.
RSK's archaeologists have worked on numerous urban, rural,
brownfield and greenfield site projects. They have extensive
experience in the role of archaeology and heritage in the
planning process and the application of Planning Policy Guidelines
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
The ongoing revolution in information management presents opportunities
and solutions that were cost-prohibitive or simply did not exist
just a few years ago.
Sophisticated database management systems reduce costs of information
retrieval and analyses. Electronic data capture improves the efficiency
of surveys and material inventories. Data visualisation technology
is used to create dynamic analysis and to communicate project results.
The power of GIS allows for reductions in the costs of analyses
as well as a dramatic range of possibilities in presenting information
to an organisation's decision makers, regulators, other agencies,
planning boards, courts of law and the general public.
RSK Group plc have experience in providing a wide range of
systems and solutions - from feasibility and design, to installation
and training. The company's staff have experience of the full
range of industry software and can provide the client with
the most appropriate tools for the job.
Being a MapInfo partner, RSK can offer a full range of off-the-shelf
products - or provide a bespoke system to meet exact client
RSK's global experience and local networks ensure that projects
are completed on time and help to minimise regulatory delays, achieve
cost savings and develop good relationships with local stakeholders.
Many of the world's best-known names rely on the expertise and
commitment of the company's health, safety and environmental professionals.
Republic of Ireland client-base -
- Shell Corrib Gas Pipeline - Environmental Assessment
- Topaz Energy - Site investigation, Risk Assessment and
- Texaco Ireland - Petroleum retail outlet site investigation,
risk assessment and remediation
- Leading Micro-electronics Corporation - IPPC License,
Environmental Impact Statement
- Cadbury's - Due Diligence Audit
- Bord Gais - Environmental Impact Statement
- Phoenix Gas - Due Diligence Audit, EIA Gas Pipeline.
Northern Ireland client-base -
- Shell NI - Petroleum retail outlet site investigation,
assessment and remediation
- Stannifer Developments - Riverside Shopping Centre, Coleraine;
Abbey Centre, Newtownabbey; Sprucefield Shopping Centre, Lisburn;
Buttercrane Centre, Newry - Site Investigation, remediation during
the development stage
- Alliance and Leicester, Belfast - PCB remediation
- WDR & RT Taggarts - The Lincoln Centre, Belfast;
Dundalk Dog Racing Track; Dunmore Stadium, Belfast; Bank of Ireland
Headquarters, Heron Road - Site Investigation, remediation, acted
as expert witness during the development stage
- Dupont - Site Investigation, assessment and remediation
- Tyrex Finlay Group - Type-two asbestos survey.
RSK Group plc
The Regus Building
Tel: +353 (0)1 4773031
Fax: +353 (0)1 4773453
RSK Group plc
48 Newforge Lane
Tel: +44 (0)28 90 660 993
Fax: +44 (0)28 90 660443