The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 95 (2017) > Issue 4 > Managing Health & Safety Risks (No. 61): Unexploded ordnance
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Managing Health & Safety Risks (No. 61): Unexploded ordnance

Unexploded ordnance (UXO) is explosive weaponry (bombs, shells, grenades, land mines, naval mines, cluster munitions, etc.) that did not explode when it was employed and still poses a risk of detonation, sometimes many decades after it was used or discarded. Such items are unearthed fairly regularly on building sites both in the UK and worldwide.

Author(s): The Institution of Structural Engineers' Health and Safety Panel