UXO Mitigation and Quality Management Consultancy

The EPI Group provide unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk management consulting services for the Renewable, Oil & Gas and Construction & Infrastructure sectors. EPI Group, using highly experienced ex-military bomb disposal personnel, will ensure the risks are safely reduced to As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) providing international best practise.

Whether requirements are marine or terrestrial based, the EPI Group is uniquely placed to integrate hydrographic, geophysical, environmental and HSSE expertise with UXO mitigation projects.

The UXO Mitigation Process

Application Examples

Offshore and Inland Waterways:

  • Renewable installations, cable routes, interconnectors and main arrays
  • O&G installation, pipelines, connectors and well heads
  • Ports and harbours, piers, jetties, bridge foundations
  • Dredging and extraction operations


  • Construction remediation and reconstruction programmes
  • Remnants of War sites – mine fields, ranges, war zones, UXO dumps
  • Seismic acquisition

Site Survey, Risk Assessment & Auditing:

  • Desk Top Studies
  • Initial HAZID and detailed Risk Assessments
  • Survey equipment verification trial
  • In field assessment
  • Risk Mitigation Strategy
  • Risk Mitigation implementation
  • ALARP Certification

Pre-deployment UXO/EOD Briefing and Training:

  • Safety and Awareness Briefing
  • Project specific safety guidelines
  • In field training
  • Liaise with local and national authorities and relevant NGOs

Survey Design and Contract Management:

  • UXO/EOD Survey Design
  • Scope of work for Contractors
  • Manage the Invitation to Tender
  • Technical review of proposals
  • Assistance with Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)/Environmental Management Plan (EMP)

Auditing and Quality Assessments:

  • QA/QC of UXO/EOD and geophysical surveys
  • QA/QC of UXO mitigation programme
  • Safety inspection and Monitoring of both client and contractor staff during deployment
  • Assess relevant incident and emergency plans

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