Emergency UXO incident handling UK
A German airdropped SC250kg bomb was discovered on a construction site in Bath. SafeLane Global subject matter experts successfully handled the incident.
Emergency UXO incident handling:
In 2016 a UK property company contracted SafeLane Global to conduct an intrusive survey ahead of piling works on a medium risk site in Bath.
Against SafeLane Global’s recommendations the client did not requested a UXO watching brief whilst conducting excavations after the survey was complete.
One month later, SafeLane Global received an urgent call from site requesting support as, during a reduced level dig, they had encountered a suspicious item that they believed to be unexploded ordnance.
SafeLane Global immediately dispatched an explosive ordnance disposal engineer to the site who, on arrival, instigated a cordon before moving forward to examine the item.
It quickly became clear that the object was a German airdropped SC250kg bomb. The engineer instigated normal incident procedures and requested police attendance. He remained on site as the subject matter expert until the arrival of joint service explosive ordnance disposal (JSEOD.)