What is a Preliminary UXO Risk Assessment?

Our Preliminary UXO Risk Assessment is the 1st stage in our risk mitigation strategy, and it provides an essential screening check which is quick, cost-effective and reliable – that highlights whether further investigation is required.

Usually undertaken at the very start of a project and prior to intrusive ground works, our bespoke and non-automated 3-4 page desktop study reports will highlight the basic risk factors on your project.

Our reports utilise extensive historical digital archives, library resources, maps and internet sources as well as unique UXO geo-databases – which include datasets that are not available in the public domain.

A Preliminary UXO Risk Assessment report costs only £150 and is produced by our dedicated in-house Research Team, and are usually completed within 1-2 working days of your order.

Bespoke & Non-automated Desktop Reports

Our Preliminary UXO Risk Assessments are bespoke and non-automated, and each report adds genuine value to your project.

Our risk assessment reports make use of any data that is available to us offline or online and we consider factors such as historic land use, site location history, recorded bomb damage, frequency of access and the proposed scope of works.

However, if we find that we do not have enough information to fully assess the UXO risk, and we’re aware that additional data is available that would allow the risk level to be fully qualified – we will recommend that more research is carried out by producing a Detailed UXO Risk Assessment.

This does not necessarily mean that your project is at risk, but rather we cannot make a full assessment with the current information available, and we will explain why we recommend that more research is undertaken.

If no potential UXO risk or cause for concern is identified on your project, you can have peace of mind that we will not suggest unnecessary UXO risk mitigation measures.

Useful tip: If a Detailed UXO Risk Assessment is recommended please be aware that the cost of the Preliminary UXO Risk Assessment will be deducted from the overall cost.

Research criteria for Preliminary UXO Risk Assessments:

  • Previous military use, location history and land use
  • Reports and records of air-delivered bombs (WWI & WWII)
  • Frequency of access, damage, ground cover
  • Consideration of any mitigating factors
  • Extent and nature of proposed intrusive works
  • Potential requirement for additional research

Contact us if you would like to see an example of a Preliminary UXO Risk Assessment report.

Looking to order a Preliminary or Detailed UXO Risk Assessment?

Contact us for more information about choosing the most appropriate UXO Risk Assessment for your project.

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