Environmental Risk Assessment


This course aims to give students an awareness and understanding of environmental risk assessment.  It covers some of the main areas where students might encounter the need to undertake an environmental risk assessment and how approaches to undertaking such an assessment compare with safety risk assessments.  Some of the ways in which environmental consequences are assessed are considered, allowing students to judge the appropriateness or otherwise of some commonly encountered models.  Emphasis is on UK approaches and applications, but comparison is drawn with international approaches and best practice.


At the end of the course you will be able to

  1. Critique environmental regulatory styles
  2. Evaluate environmental risk assessments, approaches and techniques
  3. Evaluate methods and models available for environmental consequence modelling


Outline content

  • Environmental risk assessment – key players, milestones and legislative drivers
  • Risk assessment process
  • Environmental hazard identification
  • Environmental data, targets and criteria
  • Environmental consequence models (air, water, ground)
  • Environmental risk assessment in action


Study options

In-house customised training can be provided upon request.  Enquire for further details.

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