PSIs, or preliminary site investigations, are conducted to determine the relative risk of site contamination on a given parcel of land. PSIs are also known as Phase 1 reports. You should consider having a PSI report created if you are concerned about suspected contamination on a site or need to know whether a site is contaminated.
A review of the present site setting, a review of site historical and environmental records, and an inspection by an experienced environmental scientist who will assess the possibility of the site being contaminated should all be included in the PSI report. Source areas, pollutants of possible concern, relevant exposure pathways, and receptors of relevance should all be identified by the PSI.
Informed recommendations for additional examination (if potentially contaminated) can be given based on this clear understanding, or the PSI may be sufficient to demonstrate that you are meeting your duties. In most circumstances, if enough information is available and the PSI determines that the location is not possibly hazardous, further investigation is not necessary.
Whatever the situation, you can count on Airsafe to conduct the necessary environmental assessment to guarantee that you satisfy all of your statutory environmental duties in the most cost-effective way possible.
Call Airsafe on 1300 888 338 today if you require a PSI, or preliminary site investigation.