OF HAZARDOUS OBJECTS
CLEANING OF PWIN SITES
AND DISPOSAL OF
Our sapper services include locating hazardous objects in the ground and underwater, identifying them in terms of danger and clearing the area of their disposal by destruction or transferring them to authorized units for disposal.
UXO Marine has been providing a wide range of services for domestic and international investors for many years, becoming one of the most experienced private companies in this field in Europe and one of the few in Poland, using the most modern equipment and specialized tools.
WHAT IS UXO?
The abbreviation UXO comes from the word unexploded ordnance and refers to explosive and dangerous items (commonly called MNEs) such as military munitions like bombs, rockets, missiles, grenades, mines, torpedoes. These munitions have been prepared for action (i.e., armed, unlocked, and deployed in a manner intended to create a hazard), but for various reasons, such as malfunction or design, have not detonated as intended. This aspect of the uncertainty of UXO “not working” even after decades of dormancy poses a huge risk to day-to-day operations in an area.
UXO ELIMINATION AND INVESTMENT PROCESSES
UXO exists all over the world and is a potentially lethal threat in every area where it is present, hence eliminating this risk in investment processes is an important point for any diligent investor.
UXO MARINE PROVIDES SAPPER SERVICES TO LOCATE EXPLOSIVE AND HAZARDOUS OBJECTS AND CLEAR THE AREA. EACH OF THESE ACTIVITIES, UNDERTAKEN IN ORDER TO REDUCE THE POTENTIAL RISK OF DETONATION, IS CARRIED OUT BY APPROPRIATELY TRAINED UXO MARINE PERSONNEL WHILE ADHERING TO THE HIGHEST SAFETY STANDARDS.
REPORTING AND RISK ASSESSMENT IN UXO MANAGEMENT
UXO Marine conducts documentary analysis and ferromagnetic surveys at an early stage of project preparation to determine the type and locations of munitions present in a specific area and the likelihood of hazards associated with their detonation, removal and neutralization. These activities form the basis for munitions risk management and the introduction of measures to mitigate the risks during further project development.
REPORTING AND RISK ASSESSMENT IN UXO MANAGEMENT – STAGES
ANALYSIS OF DOCUMENTATION
ASSESSMENT OF THE LEVEL OF SITE CLEARANCE
IMPLEMENTATION OF UXO RISK MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES
ALARP - WHAT IS IT?
ALARP stands for as low as reasonably practicable, which in the context of defining the level and area of risk means that it is as low as reasonably practicable. In other words, ALARP indicates that the risk cannot be reduced further or the cost of reducing the risk exceeds the expected benefit.
SITE CLEANUP LEVEL - ALARP CERTIFICATION
1. HIGH RISK AREA
An area of unacceptably high risk that cannot be reduced.
2. AREA OF ACCEPTABLE RISK
An area where the level of potential risk is acceptable but requires ongoing control (ALARP). It cannot be reduced or the costs of reduction will outweigh the benefits.
3. LOW RISK AREA
An area of low risk. No preventive measures required.
ALARP CERTIFICATION AND POTENTIAL RISK OF DETONATION
It should be borne in mind that all munitions surveys and detection technologies employed, as well as the processes implemented to remove and dispose of UXO from the surveyed area if the ground has not been dug up, do not provide a 100% guarantee that the area will be completely cleared of explosive remnants of war or that no munitions will be encountered in the future. However, ALARP certification does indicate that the site has munitions management and clearance policies in place, with measures in place to minimise as far as possible the potential risk of detonation of explosive ordnance, and procedures in place to deal with munitions encountered during offshore activities.
The ALARP certificate, issued by UXO Marine, also confirms that the specific site has been surveyed using highly specialised equipment by appropriately trained personnel.
Measurements of magnetic anomalies occurring in a specific area allow to identify, secure and eliminate threats at an important stage of the investment.