Dust Monitoring &
Dust impact assessments provide an independent and standardised approach to assessing the potential dust impacts from a new or existing site.
A variety of assessment tools can be utilised to support new facilities through the planning application process and help existing sites conduct air quality monitoring to demonstrate compliance with section 106 agreements or air quality objectives for PM10.
Assessments are generally designed on a site-specific basis and can provide benefits to organisations in the following sectors:
- Air quality Dust risk assessments demonstrate how the impacts associated with demolition or construction projects will meet regulatory guidance (such as the greater London authority on the control of dust & emissions from construction and demolition SPG.)
- Dust management plans assess the likely dust impacts at the design and planning stage of a new development and address the key mitigation measures that will enable sites to meet conditions stipulated in the national planning policy framework.
- Baseline dust monitoring studies measure the levels of key air pollutants (PM10 & PM2.5) prior to the start of infrastructure projects and enable an accurate assessment of the impact of the development during its operational phase.
- Site boundary dust monitoring solutions assess both the potential health impact of elevated concentrations of PM10 and also the nuisance dust effect of dust deposition and flux beyond a site perimeter.
- Dust speciation and characterisation analysis help organisations verify the source of potential nuisance dust and also identify if there are any hazardous constituents that may poses a public health risk.