An unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk assessment is a comprehensive site-specific report on the potential risk posed by unexploded ordnance to proposed intrusive works – usually as part of a construction project.
Clients have a legal duty under CDM2015 to provide designers and contractors with project-specific health and safety information in order to identify hazards and risks associated with their works, which can be ascertained through a UXO risk assessment.
The possibility of UXO being encountered on a site falls within the category of a potentially significant risk, and it should be addressed as early as possible in the lifecycle of a site investigation project.
Working with our specialist UXO consultant, we are able to provide a UXO risk assessment for unexploded ordnance and mitigate any subsequent potential risk before or during our intrusive ground investigation works. The methodology used is in line with the recent CIRIA C681 “Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) – A guide for the Construction Industry” recommendation and also the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recognised best practise guidelines.