A comprehensive UXO mitigation service for construction can minimise risks to human life and damage to property, as well as direct risks such as delay and additional costs on project delivery.
Together this allows construction contractors to meet multiple different obligations, including the obvious aspects of health and safety, along with contractual commitments and penalties for late completion.
Our UXO mitigation service for construction sites is tailored to your project, risk tolerances and time constraints, and we will work with your staff to make sure they understand the dangers of construction site UXO and what to do if they find a suspicious item.
Why does construction UXO mitigation matter?
We’ve mentioned some of the potential impacts of construction site UXO, but there are more general reasons why construction UXO mitigation should be an integral part of every project at an early stage.
First of all, you cannot assume any site is clear of unexploded ordnance. Tens of thousands of bombs were dropped on towns and cities across the UK during World War Two and as many as 10% may have failed to detonate.
There are also smaller explosives, such as hand grenades and bullets, that can still present a threat of injury or property damage if they are detonated during construction work.
Many bomb disposals – especially those carried out by private companies – do not make the major news headlines, so don’t assume you are in a low-risk area without consulting professional bomb disposal experts like UXO Groundworks.
Our construction UXO mitigation service
When you contact UXO Groundworks, we can provide you with a complete construction UXO mitigation service, including:
- Initial construction site survey and risk assessment for possible UXO
- Advice and assistance on any discovered UXO contamination
- On-site training and awareness briefs with your personnel and contractors
Our construction UXO mitigation service ensures ‘ALARP’ risk minimisation – As Low As Reasonably Possible.
This, combined with the awareness training for your on-site workforce, means any ordnance discovered during work can be dealt with more quickly, with less chance of going unnoticed.
Commit to high standards of UXO mitigation
It’s impossible to overstate the importance of maintaining high standards of UXO mitigation for construction projects from the very first site assessments, through to completion and delivery.
A single incident involving undetected UXO can be devastating, with lengthy HSE investigations and substantial fines, as well as threat to property and human life, not to mention your business reputation.
UXO Groundworks’ construction UXO mitigation service is here to help you every time you start a new job – give us a call today to talk through what you need.
Karl – 07708692551
John – 07788552071