The UK was heavily bombed and shelled in both world wars. It is estimated that up to 50% of all UK land has had some military activity on it, with some 10% of all historic munitions failing to explode.
UXO could be found anywhere nationally and past poor practice has left many sites exposed to the risk.
As more building projects are developed it’s essential to understand the potential risks of UXO within the vicinity of your client’s site. Unexpected discoveries could lead to delays with project timescales as well as racking up additional costs for your client, and so by undertaking this search your clients have a comprehensive view on risks.
This report also covers the possible health and safety risks for contractors under CDM 2015. We have partnered with industry specialists SafeLane Global to provide a comprehensive view on the risks, so they can be factored into a site assessment.
- Analysis of over 3000 projects to mitigate bomb risks on development sites since 1991
- Accurate bomb density mapping based from Ordnance Survey maps 1931-1944
- Extensive archive of previous bomb excavation works and threat assessment
- Bomb, V1 and V2 strike locations from original war records and area damage assessments (London only)
- UXO risk assessment – contour maps applied around potential source of strike locations
- Aids compliance to CDM Regulations and HASAWA that require risks to be identified, managed and mitigated
- Supports CIRIA C681 – UXO guidance for Construction Industry recommends Preliminary Risk Assessment for sites with a potential UXO risk
- Enables the first step in reducing the UXO risk in accordance with ALARP principle (As Low As Reasonably Practical)
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*Reliance: £5m Professional Indemnity Insurance. Can be relied upon by all professional parties within a property transaction, first purchasers / tenants and their advisers. See the SafeLane Global terms & conditions. Delivery time in normal working days (London only).