If open excavations are planned on your project and if risk mitigation measures such as a Non-intrusive UXO Survey are not viable or appropriate option, our UXO Specialists can be deployed to conduct a manual ‘search and clear’ of the site location with handheld UXO detection equipment.
It provides detection of UXO present at relatively shallow depths and if we locate any suspicious items we’ll inspect them, and remove them on-site to make the project safe.
This type of service would only be recommended in certain circumstances.
For example, it is well suited for UXO clearance of ex-military land such as ranges plus projects that are particularly large or have restricted access – and must be free of background extraneous ferrous contamination.
UXO Search and Clear is carried out in a systematic process using specialist military-grade UXO detection equipment, similar to commercially available metal detectors, but more specialised and sensitive.
The project site location would be visually checked to make sure that all immediately identifiable scrap materials are removed first, this to reduce spurious signals being recorded.
During the search any suspicious items found can be investigated, identified, and if found to be UXO related – will be classified, accessed and safely removed.
Alternatively, a ‘search and mark’ method can be used identify shallow-buried anomalies which can then be avoided during groundworks.
Make sure your ground workers are kept safe during excavations with on-site support from a highly-qualified UXO Specialist.
Get specialist UXO support and clearance for ground investigation works such as boreholes and window samples.
If the is an assessed risk of UXO on your project we strongly recommend Safety & Awareness Training is held with staff about how to identify the risks.
We offer a wide range of professional services and technology to assess, survey, mitigate, support and manage the risk of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO).