UXO clearance for UK constructor
SafeLane Global was commissioned to provide clearance ahead of piling works for the construction of a large housing project in Enfield, London, UK.
UXO clearance for UK constructor:
SafeLane Global was commissioned to provide site clearance ahead of piling works for the construction of a large housing project – made up of 9 blocks including apartment blocks up to 9 storeys in height.
- SafeLane Global recommended surveying 426 positions to bomb penetration depth (BPD) to identify discrete ferrous objects and ensure the ground was clear of unexploded ordnance (UXO).
- The data collected each day was processed within 24 hours and interim clearance drawings were issued to the client daily.
- The survey was carried out across two visits.
A combination of intrusive survey methods were utilised to complete the works in the most efficient manner possible.
Most masses that were modelled were able to be discounted as items of UXO through additional surveys or the identification of geological/artificial trends across the site.
However, one mass modelling 50kg at 5m depth matched the criteria of an item of UXO.
SafeLane Global carried out an additional 3 surveys at this location to triangulate the item’s position. These surveys confirmed the presence of a discrete ferrous item.
Experts calculated the position of the object and its location was excavated to 5m under the supervision of SafeLane Global’s explosive ordnance disposal engineers.
After the removal of the item mentioned above the site was handed back to the client cleared of UXO ready for the piling works to commence.
Final clearance documentation was provided to the client.