CPD training keeping construction site staff safe

SafeLane was working with Westridge Construction Ltd to provide unexploded ordnance (UXO) surveying services to support their redevelopment of a school site.

CPD training keeping construction site staff safe

SafeLane was working with Westridge Construction Ltd to provide unexploded ordnance (UXO) surveying services to support their redevelopment of a school site.

During the project kick off meeting, technical field manager Nigel Barton MInstRE explained that SafeLane offers free continuing professional development (CPD) training.  It offers this to construction site staff and emergency first responders.  The training is designed to help them understand what to do in the event of encountering a suspicious object that might be unexploded ordnance (UXO).

The CPD training can give site managers and construction workers an understanding of the UXO threat and help them understand the full spectrum of services SafeLane offers that can help.

Unsurprisingly, Westbridge was very happy to have Nigel deliver the CPD training to their staff and the CPD session took place at their offices in West Sussex on October 2nd.

As Nigel left, he reminded the team to contact him if they needed anything else.

48 hours later…

Nigel received a call from Westridge about a suspicious object they’d encountered.

During a reduced level dig at Maresfield in East Sussex, a construction team member had encountered what they thought may be a bullet.

The team paused works, took some pictures of the potential UXO and called SafeLane.

Rapid deployment

SafeLane immediately deployed an EOD expert who successfully identified the ordnance as a live item of UXO.

The threat assessment previously provided to Westridge had identified that a Canadian army camp had been based in the area during the war – as a result, the site had been determined to be at medium risk of UXO contamination.

Continued support

Having encountered ordnance, Westridge Construction has chosen to continue works with maximum safety in mind at Maresfield.

As a result, SafeLane remains on site providing a watching brief service.

In the event of further UXO discoveries, SafeLane will be onsite to provide instant support.

Nigel has been invited back to give CPD training to more team members. 

Projects stay on time and on budget

In this instance, the continuing professional development (CPD) training provided by SafeLane taught site staff about what to look for.  The rapid response by SafeLane’s explosive ordnance disposal team kept the client’s project on time and budget.

Are you planning intrusive works?  Is your site safe?  If you want to ensure your project remains on track, speak to SafeLane today to discuss its range of risk mitigation services including CPD training to keep your staff safe.

 

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