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 Unexploded Ordnance (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 UXO across 4,500+ projects.
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.“
We offer a wide range of professional services and technology to assess, survey, mitigate, support and manage the risk of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO).
Assess, survey and mitigate the risk of UXO on marine projects. We offer ROV Surveys, Diver Investigation, Dredging and Clearance services.
Our mission is to make the world a safer place and reduce the risks caused by UXO, discover our background, experience and meet the team.
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