Blogs

Discover more about the services SafeLane offers and the sectors it serves, read Staff Spotlight features and get to know the SafeLane family.

The Falklands Forty Bike Ride: Everything You Need To Know

The Falklands Forty's much-anticipated bike ride is less than a month away. SafeLane Global is delighted to announce the final itinerary of the ride, in addition to highlighting some of the outstanding and inspirational veterans that will be participating.

Oceans for Good

We, as a species, are reliant on the ocean. Discover why the ocean is such an important asset - providing jobs, a wealth of biodiversity, and sustainable energy. Featuring an infographics by UKRI as a part of their Oceans for Good campaign.

Staff Spotlight with Rhiannon Davies

Ahead of the UN's International Women's Day 2022, we're interviewing one of SafeLane's strong, female leaders. Meet Rhiannon - SafeLane's Head of Marketing and Communications.

Celebrating Digital Media Detection Dogs

Today we celebrate digital media detection dogs after Hertz, a German Shorthaired Pointer, won a PDSA Dickin medal.

Falklands Forty – 100th Cyclists’ Memorial Service and Updates

Our latest Falklands Forty update! The team, sponsored by SafeLane, attended the 100th Cyclists' Memorial Service in Meriden - read more and meet a new team member, Gary Carr.

World Patient Safety Day

World Patient Safety Day falls on the 17th September annually – it’s to raise global awareness for the reduction of patient harm. SafeLane's highly qualified field staff proactively work to prevent risks that may lead to patient harm – both through education and the provision of medical support.

Alex Hammerton under the staff spotlight

Alex Hammerton is a member of SafeLane’s Management Accountancy team, a team that’s both a critical cog in the well-oiled International Operations machine, and a centre for brilliant banter! In his staff spotlight we discover more about what these number crunchers get up to.

Why a school needed a UXO watching brief

A watching brief is when an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) engineer watches works; here's why a school in Kent needed one.

The humble heroes combatting WWII’s explosive legacy

Tuesday the 27th of July started like any other day for Daniel Steinbach’s explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams. Carefully, methodically they surveyed a construction site in Germany, looking for unexploded ordnance (UXO).

Community engagement in Somalia

The nature of the explosive threat mitigation work SafeLane undertakes can of course be dangerous – community engagement is therefore critical for several key reasons...

Falklands Forty: Endeavour, Endurance and Comradeship

Falklands Forty is a week long veteran bike ride scheduled to take place in 2022 to mark 40 years since the Falklands War.

Marine UXO Project Manager Andrew Lonsdale

Meet Andrew Lonsdale MIExpE, he’s a former Royal Navy Petty Officer Clearance Diver who’d already achieved notoriety at SafeLane before he even joined full time! Read on to discover more.

Who should you trust to conduct a UXO risk assessment?

A UXO risk assessment is a necessity you just want to tick off your to do list as quickly as possible. However, with more and more suppliers to choose from, how do you pick the best provider? In this guide we highlight the checks you need to make before placing your order.

Is the disposal of UXO destroying marine environment?

In this subject matter expert opinion piece by SafeLane’s Marine Director Ryan Prophet, he explains how seriously the protection of the fragile marine ecosystem is taken – and what innovations exist to protect from UXO disposal operations.

Why work in mine action?

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Assistant Mahmoud Abakir Ezairig explains how past experience motivated him to join the mine action sector. #MineActionApril

Samuel Khamis’ role as an Admin, Finance and Logistics Officer plays a vital role in mine action work in South Sudan

Find out how Samuel’s skills help contribute to mine action work, created safer spaces in South Sudan.

Supporting women to work in mine action

Mine action is traditionally male dominated; but we’re making strides to change this gender imbalance and make the sector more accessible to women like Salma. #MineActionApril

How does mine action benefit communities?

Ashley Le Boydre, a SafeLane EOD Mentor from Australia, describes the far reaching, positive ripples of mine action operations. #MineActionApril

What differences do mine action activities make?

EOD Mentor Team Leader Christian Jansson explains the differences that mine action activities make to local communities. #MineActionApril

Championing Tobias Chiumburu

Today we’re honouring Tobias Chiumburu, our longest-serving, legendary Explosive Ordnance Disposal Operator and Mentor who served the mine action sector for 24 years before his well-deserved retirement.

Demining Western Sahara

As part of our mine action series, Deminer Abdelahi Muesa shares with us what it's like to contribute to demining efforts in Western Sahara.

Chef Ibrahim feeds team for 200 days in lockdown in Western Sahara

Ibrahim is a dedicated cook working to support humanitarian mine action in Western Sahara.  During lockdown, Ibrahim kept the team fed for 200 days!  He kindly spent some time telling us how his role support mine action work... 

How mine action benefits Sudan

As part of our International Mine Action Day series, we asked Abdel Moneim El-Tayeb about his logistics role in Sudan and what made him want to work in this sector. #MineActionApril

Mine Action in Mali

From Ammunition Technician to Mine Action Project Manager in Mali: documenting the inimitable career of Chris ‘Yogi’ Lawrie. #MineActionApril

Companies that care day

It's companies that care day: so let's celebrate our colleagues who’ve taken time over the last 12 challenging months to raise money to help others.

International Women’s Day 2021 – Choose to challenge with Marta Macanda

International Women’s Day 2021 is focused on choosing to challenge, making it the perfect day to shine the staff spotlight on Marta Macanda, SafeLane’s Office and Finance Manager in Mozambique.

Staff Spotlight on Madeleine Eggerton

Madeleine Eggerton is a new addition to the WB + AD Morgan team.  Joining in October 2020 as an Operations Support team member, Maddie has quickly settled into her new role and become a valued member of the team.

Meet the borehole boss Richard Lane

Richard Lane is the General Manager of WB & AD Morgan (Morgans), which is a SafeLane Global company specialising in drilling boreholes for water and ground source heat - today he (reluctantly) steps into the Staff Spotlight!

Payroll Coordinator Jane steps into the spotlight

Jane supports the finance team by managing payroll across all our UK-based business units – you could say she’s our most loved colleague! 

Junior Project Manager Chelsea’s Staff Spotlight

Junior Project Manager Chelsea Williams talks to us about her family's military background, how the UK Land team keeps her smiling through lockdown, and her recent promotion.