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Queen’s Award for International Trade
13 September 2021
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.
Landmines in a latrine in Mozambique
10 September 2021
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.
Global Offshore Wind 2021
30 September 2021
SafeLane will be on Stand 29 at this year's Global Offshore Wind event at ExCel in London on September 29th - 30th - and we would love you to join us for a beer. Come and meet our sea mine!
Extremely rare Napoleonic-era ordnance
30 July 2021
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.
Extending the life saving mission of Project Masam
26 July 2021
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has extended the essential Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (Masam) for another year.
World Creativity and Innovation Day
21 April 2021
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.
Easter dangers for dogs
1 April 2021
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...
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.
Karting evening with the Gillingham office
9 August 2017
SafeLane Global took part in a karting evening at Buckmore Park, Kent.Read more
Career Transition Partnership
1 June 2018
Looking for an exciting and rewarding career after leaving the forces? Find SafeLane Global at the regular Career Transition Partnership events.Read more
SafeLane Global takes to the water
23 August 2018
On Thursday 23rd August the SafeLane Global HQ team paddled down the River Wye for its annual Summer canoeing trip.Read more
SafeLane Global goes sailing with Andy Barlow
30 August 2018
SafeLane Global met up with keen sailor and Paralympic skier Andy Barlow at the Army Sailing Centre in Gosport to sail to Cowes, the Isle of Wight.Read more
Upton Bishop Big Dipper Team SafeLane Global
16 September 2018
On Sunday 16th September the SafeLane Global running team took part in the Upton Bishop Big Dipper.Read more
London Build 2018
23 October 2018
As a trusted partner of many of the UK's most successful construction companies, once again SafeLane Global is attending London Build to exhibit its capabilities.Read more
Offshore Energy, Amsterdam
23 October 2018
International Marine Services Director Chas Reid will be at the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC).Read more
International Security Expo 2018
28 November 2018
Showcasing its detection and protection canine capabilities, SafeLane Global will be at the International Security Expo 2018.Read more
International Disaster Response Expo
29 November 2018
Global Director of Operations, Chris Clark MBE MC gave a presentation to the International Disaster Response Expo about C-IED training and forward mentoring in a modern conflict.Read more
Scotland Build 2019
20 March 2019
SafeLane's UK land team is heading up to the SEC in Glasgow on the 20th and 21st of March to allay the construction industry's unexploded ordnance concerns.Read more
All Energy Conference 2019
16 May 2019
On May 15th and 16th 2019, SafeLane Global's land and marine departments will be exhibiting at the All Energy Conference in Glasgow.Read more
Career Transition Partnership recruitment events
31 July 2019
SafeLane will be attending the Career Transition Partnership recruitment events in Bristol, Chelmsford and Sheffield in 2019.Read more
12 September 2019
SafeLane's marine & land teams are heading to the Contamination Expo Series in September; showcasing land remediation, hazardous materials, geotechnical & geo-environmental services.Read more
SafeLane Global Gallop
29 September 2019
This September, SafeLane staff around the world will be running half marathons in locations as diverse as Mogadishu and the Forest of Dean to raise money for victims of landmines and improvised explosive devices.Read more
Offshore Energy 2019
9 October 2019
SafeLane's marine team is excited to be attending the Offshore Energy conference in Amsterdam to showcase their unexploded ordnance and chemical munition risk mitigation capabilities.Read more
Wind Europe Offshore 2019
28 November 2019
SafeLane's marine team will be at Wind Europe Offshore later this month to discuss how their unexploded ordnance and chemical munitions risk mitigation services can support offshore wind energy projects.Read more
Global Offshore Wind 2021
30 September 2021
SafeLane will be on Stand 29 at this year's Global Offshore Wind event at ExCel in London on September 29th - 30th - and we would love you to join us for a beer. Come and meet our sea mine!Read more