We’re experts in our field

1st class UXO risk mitigation demands constant, front-line exposure and experience by accessing different types of environments, surfaces and ordnance items.

At 1st Line Defence, our entire team; analysts, researchers, geophysics, EOD engineers and operations team – live and breathe UXO and are passionate about doing the right thing by every client.

We have vast experience working with clients from different industries and countries, and have detected more than 8,000 items of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) across 4,500+ projects.

Follow the links to browse our client Case Studies and Testimonials and find out more about what we do, and if you need more information – contact us and we’ll try our best to help.

Capabilities and reach

Wherever there’s UXO risk, we can help – any location, any day, any time!

Last year our 50+ team of UXO Specialists drove more than 930,000 miles to keep projects on track, and more than 81,000 man hours’ on site locations internationally. In the past 12 months, we’ve amassed 9,009 working days out in the field to help create a safe environment for our clients to operate in.

The Senior Management team have a combined 100+ years’ of hands-on experience providing risk mitigation solutions, and we understand both the commercial needs and humanitarian challenges of our clients.

We’re passionate about improving awareness of UXO and driving ‘best practice’ within the sector, and every month, we deliver between 200-500 UXO Safety & Awareness Training sessions to ground staff and teams on-site.

1st Line Defence hold qualifications including BESC, PTS, EPIC, SSSTS/SMSTS, NEBOSHH, WICS, Asbestos safety plus many more.

“1st Line Defence were very helpful from the first contact, offering advice on methodology and approach to working on an awkward site. They were flexible and provided a quick response to our enquiry, mobilising an engineer at short notice. The UXO engineer was very professional, giving clear and comprehensive induction to the site works team.“

Senior Geoenvironmental Engineer, Geotechnical Engineering Ltd
Looking for a UXO Specialist? Need support with a land or offshore project?

Contact us if you need more information about our services, we’re always happy to assist and provide advice where we can.

Call: +44 (0) 1992 245020 or Email: info@1stlinedefence.co.uk