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Attack on Camp Banadir in Mogadishu, Somalia

At circa 11.00hrs (local time) on Wednesday 23rd March 2022, armed insurgents entered a secure compound in Mogadishu, which houses SafeLane Global staff.

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5 Raeburn Group companies have been acquired by SafeLane

SafeLane Global has acquired 5 Raeburn Group companies, allowing it to expand its pre-construction, site investigation service offering.

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The importance of watching briefs to UK construction sites

Why is it important to keep watching briefs / explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) engineers on your construction sites in the UK? Learn why below!

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Queen’s Award for International Trade

In April 2020, SafeLane Global was announced as a winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. The pandemic put celebrations on hold, but finally we have taken receipt of the award from the Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire.

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Landmines in a latrine in Mozambique

Last month, SafeLane’s deminers in Mozambique took on an unusual job to keep the local community safe in the Govuro District in Inhambane Province. They worked to remove antipersonnel mines and a hand grenade from a latrine.

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Extremely rare Napoleonic-era ordnance

In 2005, when SafeLane Global was known as BACTEC, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) staff unearthed some very unusual items on a house construction project in Shoeburyness.

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Extending the life saving mission of Project Masam

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has extended the essential Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (Masam) for another year.

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World Creativity and Innovation Day

The United Nations has designated the 21st of April World Creativity and Innovation Day, #WCID. It’s a day to focus on and celebrate the roles of both creativity and innovation in problem solving.

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Easter dangers for dogs

Many of us enjoy tasty treats like chocolate eggs and hot cross buns at Easter, but what can be a treat for us humans can be dangerous for our canine chums. Thanks to our Canine Technical Managers Bob and Helen for this timely p'update...

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Mine Action April

As a long-term mine action operator, we're showing our commitment to the UN's Mine Action Day 2021 by dedicating this entire month to celebrating the mine action achievements of our international colleagues. #MineActionApril

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Introducing our marine team’s partnership with SAND Geophysics

SafeLane’s marine team have spent the last three years working alongside and developing an exciting relationship with SAND Geophysics to utilise the most efficient technical approaches.

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SafeLane Sustainable

#SafeLaneSustainable is about showcasing how our unique knowledge and expert problem-solving skills protect people, enhance environments, and advance ambitions on a global scale.

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Keeping dogs safe in winter

Normally we confine our p'updates to a quick social media post. But today's tips on how to keep your dog safe in winter is deserving of a whole post. Here's how to SAFELANE your dog in extreme conditions.

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Explosive detection dog team catchup

SafeLane decided to catch up with our explosive detection dog (EDD) team in the Middle East at the end of last year to see how our longest standing personnel had found their time with the company.

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Landmine-free Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands are landmine-free after 11 years’ clearance by SafeLane Global.

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How to transport unsafe materials

At SafeLane we have our own pressurised safe containment vessel; it can be used for the safe storage and transportation of any unsafe material from volatile munitions to lethal viruses. And you can hire it.

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SafeLane supporting Project Masam in Yemen

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today announced its continued support to landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance in Yemen.

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What happens to sniffer dogs when they retire?

At SafeLane Global, our dogs have jobs…but when they have worked hard enough to protect lives, this is how we find them forever retirement homes.

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Recovering mortal remains

Joachim Kozlowski recovers and re-buries around 200 dead every year in the Brandenburg soil; today we meet him on a SafeLane site where two soldiers have been uncovered.

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Unexploded bomb find

There are some stories that are so extraordinary you couldn't make them up - this story of an unexpected unexploded bomb find by a SafeLane EOD expert out for a stroll is one such story!

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Covhead Challenge

SafeLane staff, clients and suppliers have raised over £1,500 for charities supporting the NHS - just to see CEO Adam Ainsworth have his head shaved in the Covhead Challenge! #BaldBoss

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