Managing UXO on land projects  -  tool box talks and training materials (P3054)

Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) is an important issue for many construction projects - both land and marine developments. Although they are different and regulated by different regimes, if UXO risk is not managed efficiently, there is a risk of loss of life or injury to personnel and a costly delay to construction or operational activities.

There seems to be more UXO encountered in construction projects in the UK recently. For example in 2015, there were more than 10 UXO cases in London and in other parts of the country.  CIRIA report C681 Unexploded ordnance (UXO) A guide for the construction industry was the first UK guidance on the subject  but it is a big and very comprehensive document.  Something  more specific for site operatives and ground workers is needed to make them more aware of UXO and manage the issue.

This project will provide training materials for site operatives and ground workers so that they can manage UXO more efficiently in land projects.

Project status
CIRIA is seeking industry involvement and funding for this proposal.

Further information
To find out more and get involved, please email Joanne Kwan at CIRIA.