UXO Risk Assessments

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 UXO risk assessments.

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.

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If you have any questions about our services or would like to discuss how we could help you, please get in touch using our contact form below. Please provide as much information as possible about the nature of your enquiry, particularly the purpose of the investigation, the site address and postcode.

Any existing or proposed site plans are useful and can be attached beneath the message box. Please provide a contact address, email and telephone number. We will get in touch as soon as possible.


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Southern Testing are continuing to work through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, including carrying out site work where it is safe to do so.

The Government have given express support to the Construction sector and have issued specific guidance for working on site. The Construction Leadership Council have also issued guidance.

We have revised our travelling and working practices to ensure that our staff are protected, and to meet the particular requirements of the guidance as well as our own risk assessments. The guidance and our working practices are under constant review.

Most site investigation work can be undertaken safely under the current restrictions.

We are committed to helping all our clients, old and new, during this difficult time. Should you have any site investigation requirements, or wish to discuss a particular project, please do not hesitate to contact us.