What is a UXO desk study and why do I need one?

  • Every commercial, governmental and humanitarian project should consider the risk of UXO before any groundworks commence.
  • It’s the process of reviewing and accessing the risk of potentially encountering items of explosive ordnance during the ground investigation stage – and should be considered for both shallow and deep intrusive projects (on land or offshore).
  • We will review a number of different criteria and will confirm a risk level for your project, and if necessary – provide recommendations to mitigate any potential risk of UXO.
  • This is to protect your staff and assets so that they can operate on your project safely.

What is the difference between a preliminary and detailed UXO report?

Stage 1 – Is to check if there is history of bomb activity on your project site location by completing a Preliminary UXO Risk Assessment as an initial screening check.

Stage 2 – If any potential risk has been identified we recommend a Detailed UXO Risk Assessment is commissioned, which is a comprehensive and in-depth desktop study report which fully examines the history of a project site location.

Follow the link to view or download the UXO Risk Mitigation Strategy we abide to, which highlights the different stages that need to be negated in a user-friendly flow chart – in accordance with CIRIA C681 Guidelines.

How much does a UXO desktop survey cost?

Starting with our Preliminary UXO Risk Assessment, these can be produced in just 1-2 working days – for only £150.

Preliminary reports offer a very fast, cost-effective way to establish whether further research is required, ­or whether UXO risk can be negated at that stage.

Useful info: 50% of the projects we investigate return a result of ‘no further action needed’, removing the need for further UXO Support.

Detailed UXO Risk Assessments can be produced in 7-10 working days – contact us for a quote today.

Our Detailed reports are comprehensive, in-depth and determine the risk level of potentially encountering UXO on your project.

Useful info: these reports highlight the risks involved, advice regarding what mitigation measures are available, and a plan to support groundworks so that they proceed safely and on-schedule.

Need help with UXO? Not sure where to start?

Call us for more information and we’ll guide you through the process, we’re experts in our field.

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

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