The UK is home to thousands of tonnes of unexploded ordnance, from practice shells to wartime bombs. Here are five reasons you should turn to Brimstone for excellent UXO support.
We Are Government-Assured
We’re one of a kind, the only UXO company assured by the Ministry of Defence. This demonstrates their complete confidence in our work, as does the competitive tender awarded to us by DIO.
DIO (Defence Infrastructure Organisation) is the estate expert for defence, supporting the military through infrastructure. In 2021, Brimstone made history as the first commercial organisation with a DIO-awarded contract for clearing UXO on public land.
RAF Cowden is a former air weapons range, covering a coastal area of 275 hectares of land. Despite substantial efforts to manage the UXO risk over the years, thousands of items of ordnance appear on Mappleton Beach each year due to coastal erosion. This is where Brimstone comes in. Our government contract sees us managing the risk on a daily basis and carrying out demolitions to dispose of dangerous items.
Section Five Authority
Part of this is due to our Section Five Authority. We are one of the very few companies with permission to purchase, store and operate explosives in two counties. This means we can deploy explosives to site in our mobile magazine, carrying out short-notice demolitions across the UK. We also retain several security-cleared individuals, enabling quick and effective action.
Recruited From The Armed Forces
Our engineers boast extensive experience, recruited from the British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force. Their years of service give us an unparalleled collective experience, with expertise from all corners of the world.
We’re dedicated to supporting those who have or are currently serving in the armed forces. We are proud to be members of the Armed Forces Covenant and to support Sapper Support, a PTSD helpline staffed by veterans and 999 personnel. We also love to see veterans find community through sport, prompting us to sponsor Sapper Rugby!
Brimstone Company Values
Our values are present in everything we do, from supporting Sappers to being carbon neutral. At the very heart of Brimstone is a commitment to knowledge, integrity and professionalism, which ensures you receive outstanding UXO support from us every single time.
Brimstone’s work is steeped in constant learning, from the most junior employee right up to our most senior members. They use this knowledge to provide a first-class service, with exceptional levels of professionalism. Our advice and information is of the highest quality, from our mitigation services to our training courses, which impart crucial information for the construction industry.
A Nationwide Presence
Finally, Brimstone has three offices across the UK, providing flexible support to nationwide projects. We can deploy our explosives engineers to any location, ensuring a safe environment wherever your project may be!
We are passionate about helping clients to manage unexploded ordnance risks. Visit our website to explore our services. If you are unsure of how we can best help you, you can use our handy online tool to find the right service.
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